Pierazzo, Elena | 22 Oct 17:22 2014

Elections: deadline VERY soon!

Dear All,

The TEI Members meeting has just kicked off in sunny Evanston.
I'm just reminded that the closing time for our elections is fast approaching, but only a third of our electors have expressed their vote as to last night. Voting is a very important way to influence the life and the future direction of the TEI

This is a call to action:

- If you are a voter, individual or institutional, please vote NOW
- If you are not a voter but know someone that is, please make them to vote
- If you are part of an institution that is a TEI member, please check with the designed voters if they have voted
- If you are part of an institution that is a TEI member, but you don't know who is the designed voter, please ask us and we will be able to help you to locate them

Vote! Vote! Vote! 
Thank you :)


Elena Pierazzo
Visiting Senior Research Fellow
King's College London
Department of Digital Humanities
King's College London
26-29 Drury Lane

Professor of Italian Studies and Digital Humanities
Bureau F307
Université de Grenoble 3 'Stendhal'
BP 25 38040 Grenoble Cedex 9
Tel. +33 4 76828032

Paul O'Shea | 22 Oct 15:30 2014

TEI Conference Social Media

Dear colleagues, 

Good morning from Chicago! Before the 2014 TEI Conference commences shortly (approx. 30 mins), I would like to remind those of you who are attending the conference (and, of course, those of you who are watching from afar) that the official designated Twitter hash tag for the conference is #TEIConf2014.

I would like to encourage you all to live tweet during the event using the aforementioned hash tag because I intend to archive, analyse and visualise all our social media data for this exciting event. I have created a 'TEI Twitter List' document, which you can access here. Please add your name and Twitter handle to this list. 

Furthermore, if any of you would be interested in writing a report on the conference, keynotes and/or workshops for publication on the TEI-C website, please email me at pauldjoshea <at> gmail.com

I look forward to seeing all online and in person today. 

Best wishes from your web content and social media manager,

Paul O'Shea

Paul O'Shea BA, MA,

Social Media Coordinator for the TEI

PhD Researcher
University College Cork
Sabine Seifert | 21 Oct 21:33 2014

Paper and Prezi of Correspondence SIG for TEI conference 2014

Hello all,

here you can find our paper "Towards a correspondence module in the 
TEI", presented tomorrow at the TEI Conference:


And here is the Prezi: 

See you tomorrow!
Marcel, Peter and Sabine


sabine.seifert <at> hu-berlin.de

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Institut für deutsche Literatur
‚Berliner Intellektuelle 1800-1830‘
Unter den Linden 6
10099 Berlin

Sitz: Dorotheenstr. 24, R. 3.432

Andrew Jewell | 21 Oct 16:24 2014

CFP for joint ADE STS Conference

Call for Papers – the Joint Conference of the Society for Textual Scholarship and the Association for Documentary Editing




University of Nebraska-Lincoln, June 17-20, 2015

Program Organizers: Andrew Jewell, Amanda Gailey, Elizabeth Lorang, Kenneth M. Price

Deadline for Proposals: January 30, 2015

Keynote Speaker: Jerome McGann

The Society for Textual Scholarship and Association for Documentary Editing announce a historic joint conference of the two organizations to be held at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, an international hub for digital editing. Home to the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities and numerous print and digital editing projects, UNL is located in the capital of Nebraska and offers opportunities for exploring the history and geography of the Great Plains.

This special joint conference will bring together two organizations with a history and future of interests in studying and editing literary and historical materials. We invite proposals on any aspect of documentary editing and textual scholarship, including (but not restricted to) the discovery, editing, annotation, analysis, teaching, and publication of texts from many disciplines, including history, literature, classics, musicology, philosophy, paleography, codicology, linguistics, art history, the history of science, library and information science, film studies, gender and sexuality studies, ethnic studies, and more. We invite proposals from students.

Because this is a unique joint meeting of the two organizations, we are especially interested in submissions on the theme of convergences and divergences—papers that examine how different editorial theories and methodologies at times intersect and at others veer apart. What are the histories and possible futures of the two related but distinct editorial traditions of ADE and STS? We see this conference as an opportunity for reflection about editorial traditions and the prospects for textual studies and encourage proposals that explore these topics.

Submissions may take the following forms:

1. Papers. Papers should be no more than 20 minutes in length, making a significant original contribution to scholarship. 

 2. Panels. Panels may consist of either three associated papers or four to six roundtable speakers. Roundtables should address topics of broad interest and scope, with the goal of fostering lively debate with audience participation.

3. Posters. Posters showcase projects or present focused topics in a setting that features personal interaction and informal conversation. Posters on works-in-progress are encouraged.

To propose a paper, panel, or poster, send an abstract of no more than 500 words to the program committee via the form available at http://go.unl.edu/e8x8 no later than January 30, 2015. The proposal should clearly indicate the format and whether technological support will be required. Please include the name, email address, and institutional affiliations for all participants.



Opportunity for New Editors: Institute for Editing Historical Documents

With funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, the ADE offers an additional opportunity in Lincoln in conjunction with the conference: the Institute for Editing Historical Documents, to be held June 13-17 for individuals new to the practice of historical documentary editing.  Experienced documentary editors provide instruction in the principles of their field and insight into the realities of their work. For more information, contact Bob Karachuk, Education Director, Association for Documentary Editing, at ade-educationdir <at> documentaryediting.org.

Elena Gonzalez-Blanco | 21 Oct 10:21 2014

Question about theater markup

Dear Members of the list,

I'm copying here a message of a friend of mine, Jesus Ureña, from the Extremadura University, who has
problems to subscribe to the list and has a question on tagging theatre texts. Here is the question:
I don't know how to mark when a theatre character speaks aside of the scene, talking to himself and to the
public, but without being heard by the other characters. I can't mark it as 
 <sp type="aside"> as it would affect to the whole passage and this is not the case. Any ideas or suggestions?
 Thanks a lot and best regards,


<l type="I">¿Qué mandas?</l>
<l type="F">Temblando llego.</l>
<stage type="delivery">([Aparte.]</stage>

David Sewell | 19 Oct 18:40 2014

REMINDER: TEI Board/Council voting deadline is October 24

Reminder emails have just been sent via opavote.org to registered 
electors in the TEI Board and Council elections who have not yet cast 
their votes. Voting will close at about 15:00 UTC on Friday, October 24 
(the TEI Members meeting for business starts at 14:00 UTC, 9 a.m. 
Chicago time, and voting will be closed at the point in the agenda where 
results are to be announced).

Refer to http://www.tei-c.org/Membership/Meetings/2014/mm70.xml 
for candidate statements and information.

Please take the time to vote if you are eligible--the TEI Board and 
Council together determine the policies, focus, and technical details of 
the TEI Consortium and the Guidelines.

David Sewell, election manager


David Sewell, Editorial and Technical Manager
ROTUNDA, The University of Virginia Press
PO Box 400314, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4314 USA
Email: dsewell <at> virginia.edu   Tel: +1 434 924 9973
Web: http://rotunda.upress.virginia.edu/

Birnbaum, David J | 19 Oct 00:18 2014

DH2015 panel on quantitative metrics

Dear TEI-L,

I am preparing a proposal for a “multiple paper session” at the DH 2015 conference in Sydney (http://dh2015.org/cfp/) on the theme of “New developments in quantitative metrics,” and I would like to recruit additional participants. Proposals for presentations to run between 15 and 30 minutes (depending on the eventual size of the panel) should discuss the use of original digital tools or methods to support the machine-assisted identification and analysis of formal structures (e.g., meter, rhyme) in poetry in any linguistic tradition. Proposals should involve research that has progressed beyond a general project description, and should foreground specific research questions that have been explored or answered with the help of the digital technologies employed. Proposals should include the name, affiliation, and email address of the author(s), an abstract describing the content and focus of the presentation, and a statement that at least one author of the proposed contribution is committed to participating in the session in person if the proposal is accepted. Proposals should also indicate the authors’ awareness and acceptance of the policy described in the Call for Proposals that reads: “Papers that are submitted as part of a special session may not be submitted individually for consideration in another category.” If you are interested in participating in this panel, please respond to David J. Birnbaum at djbpitt <at> gmail.com no later than Monday, October 27, 2014.



Elizabeth Hopwood | 16 Oct 21:17 2014

Digital Humanities Quarterly Issue 8.3

The DHQ editorial team is pleased to announce the official publication of Digital Humanities Quarterly 8.3. You can find the issue on our website: http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/8/3/index.html


Elizabeth Hopwood

Managing Editor, DHQ

Northeastern University

Johannes Kepper | 15 Oct 13:30 2014

Music Encoding Conference 2015: Call for Abstracts

Dear colleagues,

You are cordially invited to participate in the Music Encoding Conference by the Music Encoding
Initiative community, which will be held 19-21 May 2015 (with pre-conference workshops on 18 May) in
Florence, Italy, in cooperation 
with IAML Italia.

The quest for a coherent and universal system for the digital representation of music notation has been
pursued for decades and the recent accomplishments of the Music Encoding Initiative have garnered a
great deal of attention in a wide range of music scholarship and in the broader digital humanities. The
encoding of symbolic music data opens new research paths to traditional music studies (from editing to
analysis) and computational musicology, and constitutes a foundational tool for music bibliography
and librarianship. This conference aims to gather specialists in all these 
areas, to discuss the current state of modeling, generation and use of music encoding, to exchange
experiences, and to forge collaborations.

Proposals for papers, posters, panel discussions, and pre-conference workshops are encouraged.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

• music encoding as a theoretical approach for research
• methodologies for encoding, music editing, description and analysis
• rendering of symbolic music data in audio and graphical forms
• relationships between symbolic music data, encoded text, and facsimile images
• capture, interchange, and re-purposing of music data and metadata
• ontologies, authority files, and linked data in music encoding and description
• additional topics relevant to music encoding, editing, and description

The deadline for all submissions is 23 November 2014. PDF or Word-compatible files are preferred. All
submissions must include:

• name(s) of author(s)
• title
• abstract
• current or most recent institutional affiliation of author(s) and e-mail address
• proposal type: paper, poster, panel session, or workshop

For paper and poster proposals, abstracts of no more than 1000 words, including relevant bibliographic
references, are requested. Please also include a short statement regarding your current interests
related to music encoding.

Panel session proposals, describing the topic and nature of the session and including short biographies
of the participants, must be no longer than 2000 words.

Proposals for half- or full-day pre-conference workshops, to be held on May 18th, should include the
workshop’s proposed duration, as well as its logistical and technical requirements.

Additional details regarding registration, accomodations, etc. will be announced on the conference
Please note: As Florence in May is very crowded by tourists, it is suggested to book your accomodation as
soon as possible, and not later than the end of 2014. Many hotels allow to book without any expense. A change
would often be easier and cheaper, in case of need, then a very improbable last minute booking.

Important dates:

- 23 November 2014: Deadline for abstract submissions
- 10 January 2015: Notification of acceptance of submission
- 18 May 2015: Pre-conference workshops
- 19-21 May 2015: Conference

If you have any questions, please e-mail conference2015 <at> music-encoding.org.

Program Committee

- Stephen Downie, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Richard Freedman, Haverford College, Haverford, PA
- Franz Kelnreiter, Internationale Stiftung Mozarteum Salzburg
- Christine Siegert, Universität der Künste Berlin (chair)
- Axel Teich Geertinger, The Royal Library, Copenhagen

Organizing Committee (might be extended):

- Johannes Kepper, Universität Paderborn
- Federica Riva, IAML Italia
- Perry Roland, University of Virginia
John Walsh | 14 Oct 17:56 2014

Text and Graphics SIG at TEI Meeting

Hi All,

I am writing to see if there is any interest in a Text and Graphics SIG meeting at the upcoming TEI Conference
and Members meeting. 

Our SIG meetings are typically rather small, with half a dozen or fewer in attendance. We don’t at present
have any specific agenda items. Our SIG meetings are typically an informal discussion among people with
graphics-heavy TEI projects, and we talk through some of the issues and challenges in encoding
particular graphic and material phenomena. 

If we have a small group who would like to gather we can arrange for a room or schedule an informal lunch or
dinner gathering.

You may reply to me off-list if you are interested in meeting. 

Thank you,

John Walsh
Co-Convener, with Martin de la Iglesia, of the TEI Text and Graphics SIG.
| John A. Walsh
| Associate Professor of Information Science, School of Informatics & Computing
| Acting Director, Catapult Center for Digital Humanities and Computational Analysis, College of Arts & Sciences
| Indiana University, 1320 East 10th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
| Web: <http://johnwalsh.name> Voice: +1-812-856-0707 

Antonio Rojas Castro | 14 Oct 16:31 2014

<biblStruct> + <msItem> ?

Dear TEI List,

I'm trying to encode bibliographic information using <msDesc> to describe both print and manuscript miscellanous books. As far as I know inside <msContents> it is possible to identify each item -each text- contained in a book with <msItem> + <locus> + <title>, right?; however, you are not allowed -at least my Oxygen gets very angry- if you want to include a <biblStruct> with information about the author, the editor, the imprint, etc. So my question is how am I supposed to encode the extent of one text contained in a miscellanous book and information about the whole book such as the author, the editor, the imprint, etc.? Why you cannot combine <biblStruct> and <msItem>? Did I miss anything? Sorry to bother if I did.

Many thanks.

All the best,   

Antonio Rojas Castro