Ruth Connolly | 6 May 16:44 2016

call for EOI in Marie Curie fellowships

Dear all,

Some list members might be interested in this call for Expressions of Interest in undertaking a Marie Curie
individual fellowship. It's just been put out by the Medieval and Early Modern Studies research group at
Newcastle University, UK. These fellowships are for researchers coming to Europe or moving within
Europe and projects in digital editing/TEI/DH  are particularly welcome. The call is here:

On the date of the deadline, fellows must (i) have at least four years' full-time equivalent research
experience, which can include doctoral studies (ii) and/or be in possession of a doctoral degree.

Researchers can be of any nationality. At the date of the deadline researchers must not have resided or
carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host for more than 12 months in
the preceding 3 years. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.

If the fellow is resuming research after a career break of at least one year, or is a European national or long
term resident returning to Europe after a period outside Europe, a modified mobility rule applies: in
these cases the researchers must not have carried out their main activity in the country of their host for
more than 3 years in the 5 years immediately prior to the deadline.

Best wishes,


James Cummings | 6 May 12:05 2016

Accommodation at Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School 2016

Please forward!

I've been told that the accommodation we have reserved for the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School (4-8 July 2016) is filling up quickly. Our events team is trying to source more accommodation and we'll place details of it at when available. You can still book accommodation when registering at the moment but this may run out soon and delegates will then need to find their own accommodation.  Book early to guarantee a place!


Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School
4 - 8 July 2016

Scholarship -- Application -- Community

Do you work in the Humanities or support people who do?

Are you interested in how the digital can help your research?

Come and learn from experts with participants from around the world, from every field and career stage, to develop your knowledge and acquire new skills.

Immerse yourself for a week in one of our 8 workshop strands, and widen your horizons through the keynote and additional sessions.


An Introduction to Digital Humanities
  "Expert insights into our digital landscape"

An Introduction to the Guidelines of the Text Encoding Initiative
  "Markup for Textual Research"

Analysing Humanities Data
  "An Introduction to Knowledge-Based Computing with the Wolfram Language"

Digital Musicology
  "Applied computational and informatics methods for enhancing musicology"

From Text to Tech
  "Corpus and Computational Linguistics for powerful text processing in the Humanities"

Humanities Data: A Hands-On Approach
  "Making the Most of Messy Data"

Linked Data for Digital Humanities
  "Publishing, Querying, and Linking on the Semantic Web"

Social Humanities: Citizens at Scale in the Digital World
  "Social Media, Citizen Science, and Social Machines"

- Opening Keynote: Identifying the point of it all: Towards a Model of "Digital Infrapuncture", Deb Verhoeven (Deakin University)
- Closing Keynote: Open Access and Digital Humanities -- Opening up to the World, Isabel Galina, (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)

Additional Lectures:
Supplement your chosen workshop with a choice of 3 from 9 additional morning lectures sessions (Tue-Thurs) covering a variety of Digital Humanities topics.

Evening Events:
Join us for events every evening, include a research poster and drinks reception, the annual TORCH Digital Humanities lecture, and a dinner at Exeter College.

Reduced fees are available for academics and students, as well as group bookings see the registration page at for details. There are limited number of bursaries available, see for more information.

For more information see:

Directors of DHOxSS,
James Cummings
Pip Willcox

Dr James Cummings, Academic IT Services, University of Oxford, TEI Consultations: tei <at>
DCMI Announce | 4 May 22:03 2016

DCMI Webinar: Modeling and Publishing of Controlled Vocabularies for the UNESKOS Project


DCMI/ASIS&T Joint Webinar:

Modeling and Publishing of Controlled Vocabularies for the UNESKOS Project

Note: To be presented in Spanish

:: Presenter: Juan Antonio Pastor Sánchez
:: Times: 10:00am - 11:15am EDT 
   (UTC 14:00 - World Clock:ánchez)
:: Date: Wednesday, 18 May 2016


This webinar presents the modeling and publishing process of the vocabularies for the UNESKOS project by applying Semantic Web technologies. More specifically, the vocabularies represented are the UNESCO Thesaurus and the Nomenclature for fields of Science and Technology. Both vocabularies are published as RDF datasets with a structure that allows its query and reuse according to the principles of Linked Open Data. The webinar will demonstrate the application of ISO-25964 standard to represent the UNESCO thesaurus using SKOS and the ISO-THES ontology. Technological solutions used for the project will also be discussed.


Juan Antonio Pastor Sánchez is an Associate Professor in the Department of Information and Documentation at the University of Murcia in Spain with specializations in Library Science and Documentation. He holds a PhD from the University of Murcia. He performs research in the areas of theory and models of hypertext, automation in thesaurus management, technology models for the management of information and knowledge organization, techniques and specifications for the Semantic Web, and accessibility, usability and information architecture for the Web.
justinsnow | 4 May 17:05 2016

Describing transposition metamarks

I'm encoding a memoir that includes some unusual bracket-type lines (no
arrows) denoting a re-ordering of phrasing. See the image below.


I've never used <metamark> or <transpose> before, so my first question is to
make sure I'm using them correctly. But more importantly, I'm wondering if
there's a better way to do this. The <metamark>s are empty and I just use a
comment to describe the lines drawn in the manuscript. Since the marks
aren't textual, I felt like the <metamark>s couldn't contain any content,
which is why they're empty. Are there any suggestions for improving this?

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Martin Mueller | 3 May 03:25 2016

TEI Conference 2016 submission deadline is May 15

I am resending a previous message as a gentle reminder that the deadline for submissions for this year's conference is drawing closer.

Dear Colleague,

Here is more information about the 2016 TEI conference, hosted by the Austrian Centre of Digital Humanities at the  Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna, September 28-30. The deadline for paper and poster submissions is May 15.  Submit abstracts (no longer than 300 words) via ConfTool at , where you will find more precise instructions. If you submit your proposal well before the deadline you do us and yourself a favour. The Program Committee will notify you of its decisions no later than June 17.

Whatever the theme of a conference, people will submit what they are interested in:  the conference will be what you want to make of it. We may want to  give it a name once we know what the program looks like. In the meantime we will give equal attention to any submission plausibly related to the Text Encoding Initiative. 

We will highlight the work of the Technical Council at this conference and have a plenary session exploring questions the council and membership may have for each other. "Whither TEI?" is a possible name for that particular session.

A skeletal version of the conference site is now up at and will acquire more flesh as the weeks go by. 

The hashtag for the conference is  #teiconf2016. Feel free to share this information with  anybody who might be interested in this event. 

With best wishes

Your Program Committee

Martin Mueller (Northwestern University,  Chair)
Vanessa Hannesschläger (Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities
Serge Heiden ( École normale supérieure de Lyon)
Martin Holmes (University of Victoria, British Columbia)
Stefan Majewski (Austrian National Library)
Elli Mylonas (Brown University)
Claudia Resch (Austrian Academy of Sciences)
Martina Scholger (Universität Graz)
Daniel Schopper (Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities)
Magdalena Turska (eXist Solutions)
Tanja Wissik (Austrian Academy of Sciences)

Walsh, John Anthony | 2 May 16:57 2016

New Managing Editor at JTEI

Dear TEI Community,

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Anne Baillot is now serving as Managing Editor of the _Journal of the Text
Encoding Initiative_ <>. 

Here is a brief bio for Dr. Baillot:

Anne Baillot was a trainee civil servant at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris between 1995 and 1999.
She completed her PhD in 2002 in Paris. Since then, she has been living in Berlin where she worked as a
post-doctoral researcher at various institutions. Between June 2010 and January 2016, she was junior
research group leader at the Institute of German Literature of Humboldt University. As a junior group
leader, Anne Baillot is the editor of Letters and Texts: Intellectual Berlin
around 1800 <>, as well as August Boeckh:
Nachlassprojekt <>. These two TEI-based projects have
contributed to the development of work on correspondence on the one hand and cooperation between
research and archives in Germany on the other hand. She has been a reviewer for jTEI for a few years now and a
program committee member for the 2015 TEI Conference in Lyon. Since 2013, Anne has been a member of the
editorial board of fr.hypotheses and en.hypotheses, and since 2015, Anne has been a board member of the
German DH association (DHd) and of the European Society for Textual Scholarship. She blogs about the
developments of her edition on and tweets as
 <at> AnneBaillot. Since February 2016, she has joined Laurent Romary's team and is working at the interface
between research, infrastructure and cultural heritage institutions.

We at jTEI are very fortunate to be working with Dr. Baillot and look forward to her contributions to jTEI and
to the TEI Community. Please join me in welcoming Anne to our editorial team.

Finally, a special word of thanks to Martin Holmes, who stepped down as Managing Editor of jTEI at the end of
2015 but has continued on in recent months to help out as Anne settles in to her new role. As all who have
worked with Martin on the TEI Technical Council or other efforts know very well, Martin is a consummate
professional, exceptionally talented, and extremely hard-working. He will be sorely missed as a member
of the jTEI editorial team. 

Thank you,

John Walsh

| John A. Walsh
| Associate Professor of Information Science, School of Informatics & Computing
| Editor, The Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative
| Technical Editor, Digital Humanities Quarterly
| Indiana University, 1320 East 10th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
| Web: <> Voice: +1-812-856-0707 

Nathan Gibson | 2 May 16:46 2016

URI redirection standard

Hello All,

Is there a standard way in TEI to indicate that a URI has been deprecated and should be redirected? 

At, each TEI document describes an entity that is identified by a URI, e.g., the record describes the place We are using eXist-db to visualize these TEI records as HTML. Since want these URIs to remain stable, I was wondering if there is a standard, machine-readable way to show a redirect, for instance when we merge duplicate records. 


Nathan P. Gibson, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Scholar in Syriac Studies and Digital Humanities
Vanderbilt University &

Institut für den Nahen und Mittleren Osten
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Kathryn Tomasek | 27 Apr 15:03 2016

call for nominations

Dear members of the TEI community,

We invite nominations from you for membership of the Text Encoding Initiative Consortium (TEI-C) Board and Technical Council, and for the TAPAS Advisory Board. There are 3 positions vacant on the TEI-C Board, 5 positions vacant on the Council, and 2 positions vacant on the TAPAS Advisory Board, all of them 2-year terms.

Serving on these bodies is an opportunity to contribute to the TEI-C community, helping to shape its strategy and technology, and strengthening it for the present and future.

Please submit nominations for these positions to the nominating committee through this form by Monday 23 May 2016 (midnight HAST*): Elections will be held by electronic ballot during August and September 2016, closing prior to the annual TEI-C Members' Meeting in September.

Nominations should include the nominee’s email address and indicate whether the nomination is for the Board, Technical Council, or TAPAS Advisory Board.

Self-nominations are welcome. TEI-C membership is not a requirement to serve on any of these bodies.

All nominees will be asked to confirm their willingness to stand and, if elected, to serve. They will also be asked to provide both a brief statement of purpose and a biography. These will be published before the election opens. You can find example biographies from a previous year at:

The TEI-C Board is the governing body for the TEI Consortium, and is responsible for its strategic and financial oversight. The Board conducts its business by email correspondence, occasional telephone conferences, and at its annual meeting, for which travel subsidies are available.

The TEI-C Technical Council oversees the technical development of the TEI Guidelines. Nominees for Council should be reasonably experienced users of the Guidelines, and interest in specific areas is helpful. Council members also evaluate bug reports and feature requests, and they have primary responsibility for editing and updating the Guidelines and its release packages. Prospective Council members should be available for subsidized travel to one or two meetings a year, and to commit to ongoing work throughout the year.

Members of the Board and Technical Council are expected to participate actively in the discussion, activities, and meetings of their respective body.

The TAPAS advisory board contributes to the strategic planning of TAPAS, a TEI publishing and repository service, and the elected members represent the needs and perspective of the TEI community. Advisory board members work via email correspondence and conference calls (currently 3 per year) and may be asked for advice and assistance with grant planning, collaborative alliances with other organizations, and outreach to the TEI community. Elected members serve a term of two years.

Nominees will be informed by Monday 6 June 2016, and invited to accept the nomination formally and provide a biography and a statement of purpose by Monday 27 June 2016 (midnight HAST*). Candidates may wish to indicate whether they can expect institutional support for their service if elected (for example, time allowance for service, help with expenses).

The TEI-C is committed to equality, values diversity, and seeks to create a welcoming environment for everyone. The Consortium encourages gender balance throughout its constituencies and as such particularly invites nominations of women to join the Technical Council as well as the Board.

For more information on the Board and Technical Council, including lists of current members, please see: and; for the TAPAS Advisory Board, please see: If you have any questions about the nomination process, please contact us through nominations <at>

Best wishes,

Pip Willcox (chair), Nicholas Homenda, Elli Mylonas, and Kathryn Tomasek

2016 nominating committee

* The nominating committee uses midnight Hawaii/Aleutian Standard Time (HAST) as it offers the latest global midnight.

Alex Jitianu | 22 Apr 13:15 2016

oXygen XML Editor version 18

Hi all,

I am happy to announce that a new version of oXygen XML Editor is now available on our website:

First of all, version 18 comes bundled with the latest TEI Schema (3.0.0) and TEI Stylesheets  (7.41.0).

About 3 years ago we started development for a browser based XML editor on top of the existing oXygen XML authoring technology and the result of that development is available as the new oXygen XML Web Author product [1]. The oXygen XML Web Author represents a major milestone for making XML authoring accessible to everyone by providing browser-based access to XML documents from desktops, tablets or other mobile devices. Its powerful technology and adaptive interface allows you to review, contribute, and edit XML content from anywhere. If you are interested and you would like to see it in action you can try it online [2].

Collaboration has also been improved with support for replying to comments and being able to mark comments as resolved. A new facsimile editor [3] can be used to mark zones and generate IDs.

An important highlight of oXygen version 18 is the 3-way File Comparison support, which helps you solve conflicts and merge changes between multiple modifications of the same XML file. You can start the diff from the oXygen XML Editor Project view. If you will select 3 files from the Project view and use the Compare action from the contextual menu the Diff Files will start in three-way mode: the first file will be opened in the left panel, the second in the right panel, and the third will be the base (ancestor) file.

The elements and attributes that are proposed in the Content Completion Assistant can be customized [4] by using a configuration file. You can configure the values that are proposed, customize the elements or attributes that are proposed, or specify a global list of elements or attributes (this configuration work in both Text and Author page). Moreover, for the Author mode, one can also customize how element names, their icons, and their annotations are rendered in various places [5]. For example, you can change the name that is displayed for an element in the Content Completion Assistant, the breadcrumb navigation bar, the Full Tags display mode, and the Outline, Elements, and Attributes views.

Transformation and validation support for the latest Saxon 9.7 is available as a plugin that integrates it as an external XSLT and XQuery engine. This plugin can be installed from the default plugins update site using the menu "Help->Install new add-ons".

For the complete list of oXygen XML editor version 18 new features,  please see:

Thank you for taking the time to test the new version and we're looking forward to any feedback that you may have!

Best regards, Alex -- -- Alex Jitianu <oXygen/> XML Editor, Schema Editor and XSLT Editor/Debugger
Yael Netzer | 19 Apr 17:37 2016

A beginner's question concerning Schema


I want to add schema information inside the TEI file (not using ODD), since the 'directions' may change from one type of book to the other,
That is, for our system's purpose, I want to define 'small unit' 'large unit' which can in one case be a <s> and in the other an <ab> or a <p> etc.

I figured I can put in the teiHeader something like

<namespace name="""???">
<tagUsage gi="s""??">
<elementSpec ident="s""s">



Is this correct? 

How can I now add the new element, such as "<smallUnit>yada yada</smallUnit> ??



Michael Joyce | 18 Apr 20:08 2016

Missing pages and "ghosted" pages

Hello list.

My colleagues are working on a book of poetry using the TEI Lite
guidelines. They've discovered a missing page - it looks like it's
been cut out of the book for some reason. But the ink on that page
bled or transferred to the previous page, and is mostly legible
although backwards.

I haven't found mention of this in the guidelines anywhere, other than
the msDesc module to describe the missing page.

Do you have any recommendations for marking up the missing content?