[Humanist] 26.260 events: TEI; Music Encoding Initiative

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 260.
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  [1]   From:    "Roland, Perry (pdr4h)" <pdr4h at eservices.virginia.edu>    (37)
        Subject: AMS "Introduction to the Music Encoding Initiative" Workshop

  [2]   From:    "Mandell, Laura" <mandell at tamu.edu>                       (22)
        Subject: TEI Meeting 2012


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        Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2012 12:15:42 +0000
        From: "Roland, Perry (pdr4h)" <pdr4h at eservices.virginia.edu>
        Subject: AMS "Introduction to the Music Encoding Initiative" Workshop


Dear colleagues,

Below is an announcement regarding a pre-conference workshop in conjunction with the American Musicological Society and Society for Music Theory joint meeting in New Orleans.  Please forgive any cross-posting, but we want to get the word out to a broad range of potential participants.

Please distribute this to other lists, such as national and local discussion lists concerned with music and digital humanities, and other interested individuals.  Registration for the AMS/SMT conference is not required in order to attend the workshop.

Thanks for getting the word out,

--

p.

__________________________
Perry Roland
Music Library
University of Virginia
P. O. Box 400175
Charlottesville, VA 22904
434-982-2702 (w)
pdr4h (at) virginia (dot) edu

The University of Virginia Library, the University of Paderborn, and the Music Encoding Initiative Council are pleased to offer an opportunity to learn about the Music Encoding Initiative http://www.music-encoding.org/  (MEI), an increasingly important tool for digital humanities music research, in conjunction with the joint meeting of the American Musicological Society, the Society for Ethnomusicology and the Society for Music Theory in New Orleans, scheduled for 1-4 November.

"Introduction to MEI," an intensive, hands-on workshop, will be offered Wednesday, 31 October from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 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. The day will include lectures, hands-on practice, and opportunities to address participant-specific issues.

There are no fees associated with this workshop and no previous experience with MEI or XML is required; however, an understanding of music notation and other markup schemes, such as HTML and TEI, will be helpful. Participants are encouraged to bring laptop computers for hands-on exercises. The number of participants is limited to 25.

To register, visit the AMS special events page at http://www.ams-net.org/neworleans/special_events.php.

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

Workshop Schedule

Session 1 (9:00-10:00): What is music encoding?
This session introduces the basic need for and techniques of music encoding using XML.
• What is markup? What is its function?  Why is it important?
• Basic concepts of XML: elements, attributes, document structure, and schemas
• What is the role of standards such as MEI?  Why do we need markup languages?

Session 2 (10:15-12:00): What is MEI?
The following issues will be addressed during this session:
• MEI's situation within the landscape of digital humanities scholarship: What are its intellectual affiliations and commitments?
• How does MEI support the creation of digital musical texts? What is its role in defining how music documents should be represented?
• How is MEI currently used, and how is it evolving?
• What are the alternatives to MEI? What are the advantages and risks of using a detailed encoding system like MEI?

Session 3 (1:30-3:00): Basics of Encoding with MEI
This session will describe basic MEI elements and describe their use, using detailed musical examples.

Session 4 (3:15-4:30): MEI Application Tutorials
This session introduces MEI-specific encoding tools, such as, MerMEId, MEISE, and the Edirom Editor.  Participants will learn how these tools can be used to design workflows for entering, editing, and rendering MEI.

Session 5 (4:45-5:30): Wrap-up Discussion
Participants will reflect on MEI markup and tools and how they can be employed in the participants’ current and future projects.  In addition, opportunities for participation in the MEI community will be covered.



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        Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2012 20:47:08 +0000
        From: "Mandell, Laura" <mandell at tamu.edu>
        Subject: TEI Meeting 2012


What:     TEI Members Meeting — TEI and the Cloud/Crowd
When:     7-10 November 2012
Where:    Texas A&M University at College Station, Texas, USA.

The Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture is very happy to announce that registration for the 2012 Annual TEI Conference and Member's Meeting: TEI and the Crowd/Cloud is now open. 

The conference will run from Tuesday, November 6th to Saturday, November 10th with the TEI Board Meeting on November 11th. A more detailed schedule can be found at the conference website, and a program is coming soon. 

Registration is possible via the TEI Store.

We look forward to seeing you all at Texas A&M University in November! Please directed any questions to the local organizing committee at this address (idhmc.nexus at gmail dot com).

IDHMC) is very happy to announce that registration for the 2012 Annual TEI Conference and Member's Meeting, TEI and the Crowd/Cloud, is now open.

The speakers and presentations will run from Thursday, November 8th to Saturday, November 10th with workshops starting Tuesday, Nov. 6, and  the TEI Board Meeting as well as an excursion on November 11th. A more detailed schedule can be found at the conference website <http://idhmc.tamu.edu/teiconference/program/>, and a program is coming soon.

Registration is possible via the TEI Store <http://tei-shop.org/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=19>.

We look forward to seeing you all at Texas A&M University in November! Please directed any questions to the local organizing committee at this address (idhmc.nexus at gmail dot com).

Sincerely,
Laura Mandell
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Laura Mandell
Professor of English
Director, Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture
Texas A&M University
237 Blocker, MS 4227
College Station, TX 77843-4227
(979) 845-8345
FAX: (979) 826-2292
mandell at tamu.edu



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