Event Details

  • Pixelating DH Mixer: What is TEI and Why Should I Care?
  • Thursday, September 20th, 2018 at 12:00PM - 4:00PM - This event is now over
  • Type: Workshop
  • Series: Graduate Student Workshop Series
      Digital Humanities
      Research Commons Workshops
  • Location: Room 153
  •  Koerner Building-Staff Board RoomsClick here for map
  •  Point Grey Campus
  • Description: This workshop is an introduction to Text Encoding Initiative: an open-source, community based, multilingual standard for digital textual scholarship that gives scholars a vocabulary and a method to create richly expressive and critically informed versions of their texts (whether that be a poem, a novel, a manuscript, an inscription on a tombstone, or even an audio recording). This workshop thus has two main goals: (1) introduce participants to textual encoding and the wide range of possibilities that are afforded by good, critical markup and (2) help participants understand why TEI might work for their own projects.

    By the end of this one-hour workshop, participants should become familiar with the variety of projects that use TEI, understand the expressive power of the TEI, and walk away understanding how working in TEI could be benefit their upcoming translation, edition, transcription, et cetera. This workshop is open to anyone interested in “text,” however broadly defined. Absolutely no technical skills are required, but participants are asked to bring a text (either analog or digital) to work with during the workshop. The workshop instructor is Joey Takeda, a graduate student in the UBC Department of English Language and Literatures.

    We provide soft chairs, tables, wireless internet, and interesting people to talk to, collaborate with, and bounce ideas off of. You bring your laptops, DH projects, and ideas.

  • Facilitator(s): Allan Cho, Susan Atkey, Larissa Ringham, Sarah Blay

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