[Humanist] 25.881 events: music encoding

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sat Apr 7 09:26:56 CEST 2012

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 881.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

        Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2012 13:47:41 +0000
        From: "Johnson, Eric (ej9k)" <ej9k at eservices.virginia.edu>
        Subject: Music Encoding Initiative Workshop, August 22-24
        In-Reply-To: <ECBDEC4DC37AFE47B1082EFDCD0C2CB303464CDC at WILSON.eservices.virginia.edu>

Hi, all--

I'm forwarding the below at the request of a library colleague.


Eric D. M. Johnson, MA, MLIS
Head, Outreach & Public Services
Digital Research & Scholarship/Scholars' Lab
University of Virginia Library
@ericdmj http://twitter.com/#!/ericdmj


Interested in including music in your Digital Humanities project? The University of Virginia Library and the University of Paderborn are offering an opportunity to learn about the Music Encoding Initiative (MEI), an increasingly important tool for digital humanities music research. Spend three days learning the fundamentals of using MEI for research, teaching, electronic publishing, and management of digital music collections.

"Introduction to MEI," an intensive, three-day, hands-on workshop, will be offered Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012 through Friday, August 24th, 2012 at the University of Virginia Library.  Experts from the Music Encoding Initiative Council will teach the workshop, during which participants will learn about MEI history and design principles, tools for creating, editing, and rendering MEI, and techniques for customizing the MEI schema.  Each day will include lectures, plenty of hands-on practice, and opportunities to address participant-specific issues.  Attendees are encouraged to bring example material that they would like to encode.

No previous experience with MEI or XML is required, but an understanding of music notation and other markup schemes, such as HTML and TEI, will be helpful.  There are also no fees associated with this workshop, but participants must bear travel, housing, and food costs.

To apply, visit http://tinyurl.com/bs9e6oe before June 1, 2012. The number of participants is limited, so apply early!  Successful applicants will be notified of acceptance as soon as possible after June 1.

Please address questions to info at music-encoding.org<mailto:info at music-encoding.org>.


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The Amtrak station (http://www.amtrak.com) is conveniently located one half-mile from the University.

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