[Humanist] 26.39 events: music encoding; teaching TEI

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Wed May 23 23:37:37 CEST 2012

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 39.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Raffaele Viglianti <raffaele.viglianti at kcl.ac.uk>         (58)
        Subject: MEI Summer Workshop

  [2]   From:    Julia Flanders <julia_flanders at brown.edu>                 (41)
        Subject: Taking TEI Further: Teaching with TEI (deadline approaching)

        Date: Tue, 22 May 2012 20:51:45 +0100
        From: Raffaele Viglianti <raffaele.viglianti at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: MEI Summer Workshop

Apologies for duplicate postings.

We want to remind everyone about the MEI workshop to be held in 
Charlottesville in August.  There are still opportunities for 
participation.  Please re-distribute this to individuals and other 
mailing lists.  The June 1 deadline is quickly approaching, so don't delay!

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, visithttp://tinyurl.com/bs9e6oebefore 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 toinfo at music-encoding.org 
<mailto:info at music-encoding.org>.

The University of Virginia is located in Charlottesville, VA, 110 miles 
southwest of Washington, D.C. and 68 miles west of Richmond.

The city of Charlottesville is served by five airports:
>  Charlottesville (CHO) (http://www.gocho.com/)
>  Richmond International (RIC) (http://www.flyrichmond.com/)
>  Washington-Dulles (IAD) 
 http://www.metwashairports.com/dulles/dulles.htm )
>  Reagan National (DCA) 
 http://www.metwashairports.com/reagan/reagan.htm )
>  Baltimore Washington International (BWI) (http://www.bwiairport.com 
 http://www.bwiairport.com/ )

The Amtrak station (http://www.amtrak.com  http://www.amtrak.com/ ) is 
conveniently located one half-mile from the University.
A map showing UVA's libraries and driving directions to Alderman Library 
are available athttp://www2.lib.virginia.edu/map/ 
 http://www2.lib.virginia.edu/map/ .  Additional maps of the University, 
such as accessibility and University Transit Service maps, are available 
at http://www.virginia.edu/Map/.

Raffaele Viglianti
PhD Student and Research Assistant
Department of Digital Humanities
King's College London

        Date: Wed, 23 May 2012 09:28:09 -0400
        From: Julia Flanders <julia_flanders at brown.edu>
        Subject: Taking TEI Further: Teaching with TEI (deadline approaching)

The June 1 registration deadline is coming soon for:

Taking TEI Further: Teaching with TEI
Brown University, August 20-22, 2012
Application deadline: June 1, 2012

**Travel funding is available of up to $500 per participant, up to  
$1000 for graduate student participants.**
As digital humanities increasingly gains profile in traditional  
humanities departments, teaching (with) text encoding is becoming of  
greater interest in graduate and even undergraduate teaching. For  
faculty with TEI projects of their own, or with a strong research  
interest in the TEI, the challenge is to design a digital humanities  
syllabus that is rigorously and usefully digital, and yet still  
focused on humanities content. To what extent can text encoding be a  
useful pedagogical instrument, and what kinds of concepts does it help  
to teach? What kinds of practical infrastructure and prior preparation  
are needed to support a course of this type? What broader critical  
ideas in digital humanities and in traditional humanities domains  
would form a strong context? In this seminar, participants will each  
work on a course of their own, with opportunities for the group to  
workshop each syllabus and discuss the course narrative and design.

These seminars are part of a series funded by the NEH and conducted by  
the Brown University Women Writers Project. They are aimed at people  
who are already involved in a text encoding project or are in the  
process of planning one, and are intended to provide a more in-depth  
look at specific challenges in using TEI data effectively. Each event  
will include a mix of presentations, discussion, case studies using  
participants' projects, hands-on practice, and individual  
consultation. The seminars will be strongly project-based:  
participants will present their projects to the group, discuss  
specific challenges and solutions, develop encoding specifications and  
documentation, and create sample materials (such as syllabi,  
docmentation, etc., as appropriate to the event). We encourage project  
teams and collaborative groups to apply, although individuals are also  
welcome. A basic knowledge of the TEI Guidelines and some prior  
experience with text encoding will be assumed.

To apply, please visit

Best wishes, Julia

Julia Flanders
Director, Women Writers Project
Brown University

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