This working group of the Whitney Humanities Center focuses on the digital humanities, an umbrella term covering a wide range of activities, from data mining to online preservation and digital mapping and the use of geographic information systems, data visualization, and digital publishing. This still-emerging practice applies methods offered by technology to the traditional questions and objects of study in humanities disciplines. Your hosts are Ken Panko (@kpanko), Carol Chiodo (@digitaldante), and Trip Kirkpatrick (@triplingual).
All meetings are held in Room 208 of the Whitney Humanities Center from 4-6pm unless noted otherwise
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Digital Humanities at Oxford. Networks of projects in a collegiate university.
A conversation with James Cummings
April 15, 11 am
International Room, Sterling Memorial Library, Yale University
Dr. James Cummings joins us from Oxford University Computing Services where he manages research support and data solutions projects. Since 2004, he has served as an elected member to the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Technical Council. He also directs the Digital Humanities Summer School at Oxford. As a past director of the executive board of the Digital Medievalist project, James bridged the fields of Medieval Studies and Digital Humanities and helped establish best practices in the creation of digital resources for medieval studies and maintained an open access journal, wiki, and mailing list. His work in examining the relationship of medieval manuscripts to their digital surrogates has set the standard for the field.
Next: Introduction to Manuscript Encoding with TEI
Registration for the Introduction to Manuscript Encoding with TEI Workshop to be held March 26th through 28th at Bass Library is now open!
A preliminary schedule is available.
This workshop will offer an intensive exploration of scholarly text encoding, aimed at an audience of librarians, archivists, humanities scholars, and digital humanists. It will focus on the Text Encoding Initiative, a magnificent but complex language for representing digital scholarship and the gold standard for rigor in digital texts. Through a combination of hands-on practice, presentation, and discussion, participants will work through the essentials of TEI markup and consider how markup languages create meaning and support scholarship in the digital age. Topics covered will include the following:
- Brief overview of XML
- Text markup languages as an instrument of humanities scholarship
- Basics of TEI markup: essential text structures and genres
- Advanced TEI markup: editorial markup and commentary, details of physical documents, complex structures
- Contextual information and metadata
No previous knowledge of TEI or textual encoding is necessary.
Who, When, Where
The workshop will be held from March 26th through 28th, Tuesday through Thursday, from 9am to 5pm in Bass Library Room L01. All Yale faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend, but space is limited. Participants are asked to bring their own laptop with the oXygen XML editor installed. (The trial version is fine.)
Colin McCaffrey, Classics Librarian
Brought to you by Yale University Library’s Standing Committee on Professional Awareness (SCOPA) and the Yale Digital Humanities Working Group, with the support of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
Some TEI Resources
TEI: An Overview by Amelia Chesley