Martin Mueller | 18 Apr 01:13 2014

Final call for papers for the 2014 TEI Conference

A gentle reminder that the deadline for submitting papers to the 2014 TEI
conference will be April 30. The conference will take place October 22-24
and will be hosted by Northwestern University. It will overlap and share
some programming with the Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and
Computer Science that will meet at Northwestern on October 23-24, 2014.
The deadline for submissions will be April 30, 2014.  As in previous
years, we welcome submissions on anything plausibly related to the Text
Encoding Initiative,and as stated in the first call for papers
apers)  we have a special interest in the following topics:

1. The TEI is about text 'encoding', but encoded texts need to be
'decoded' by readers who put the encoding to various uses, increasingly
with the aid of digital tools of one kind or another. What is the
scholarly value added by encoding? What can people do with TEI encoded
texts (and what have they done) that they could not otherwise do or have

2. In 2015 some 25,000 TEI-encoded Text Creation Partnership (TCP) texts
printed before 1700 will be released into the public domain, and another
45,000 texts will be released in the five years to follow, producing by
2020 a deduplicated, structurally encoded, and open source library of just
about every English book printed before 1800. This is a very consequential
event for the documentary infrastructure of Early Modern Studies in the
Anglophone world. It is also an important event for the TEI.

The submissions process will be managed through Conftool at the URL

My apologies for the fact that due to various migration issues the
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DCMI Announce | 17 Apr 23:25 2014

**EXTENDED** CfP: DC-2014 in Austin, Texas - 8-11 October 2014

***Please accept our apology for cross-posting***

14th International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications

8-11 October 2014, Austin, Texas, USA

Conference Website:

The deadline for submissions to the program for DC-2014 in Austin Texas has been extended by two weeks to 17 May 2014. 

2014 THEME: "Metadata Intersections: Bridging the Archipelago of Cultural Memory"

In addition to submission related to the conference theme, submissions are welcome on any topic addressing metadata models, technologies and applications. Submission describing innovative best practices in metadata are welcome from practitioners as well as researchers and application developers. 

The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative's Annual Meeting & International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications brings together individuals representing initiatives working in silos from across the metadata ecosystem to share experiences and best practices and to seek innovative solutions to common problems.


--Peer-Reviewed Papers, Project Reports & Posters

    EXTENDED Submission Deadline: 17 May 2014
    Author Notification: 12 July 2014
    Final Copy: 16 August 2014

--Special & Panel Sessions, Tutorials & Workshops

    EXTENDED Submission Deadline: 17 May 2014
    Author Notification: 1 June 2014

--Best Practice Posters & Demonstrations

    EXTENDED Submission Deadline: 16 June 2014
    Author Notification: 30 June 2014


Conference Chairs:  
--William Moen, University of North Texas - william (dot) moen (at) unt (dot) edu
--Amy Rushing, University of Texas at San Antonio - amy (dot) rushing (at) utsa (dot) edu
James Cummings | 16 Apr 17:51 2014

Re: Possible regression in the latest TEI Stylesheets

On 16/04/14 15:54, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
> this all depends on what you think  <at> title on <a> is for in
> HTML. i think you and I are implementing different services
> via  <at> title…..

I wondered what it was originally intended for and so looked up 
one of the earliest versions of the HTML spec to mention where it 

"The link may carry a TITLE attribute which should if present give
the title of the document whose address is given by the HREF

I don't think either of us are doing that. ;-)

Arguably that means that if you are pointing to a TEI file then 
this should go get the /teiHeader/fileDesc/titleStmt/title[1] or 
/html/head/title or similar.



Dr James Cummings, James.Cummings <at>
Academic IT Services, University of Oxford

James Cummings | 16 Apr 16:48 2014

Re: Possible regression in the latest TEI Stylesheets

On 15/04/14 18:07, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
>> I've certainly used  <at> ana to point to nested <category>
>> elements in the past. So if I saw markup that looked like:
>  <at> n on <ref> will turn into a  <at> title in current stylesheets. so
> you can override the calculated title.

That's fine and dandy if you want to have lots of inconsistent  <at> n 
attributes around but it still seem desirable also have something 
that was acting like a pointer (what attracted Peter to this 
method I assume) since then when you decide to rephrase that 
target's content you don't have to search and replace for 

But since I know that you'll point out that the TEI-C Stylesheets 
are open source and anyone is allowed to contribute at:
I'll put it on a to do list to implement at some point. ;-)



Dr James Cummings, James.Cummings <at>
Academic IT Services, University of Oxford

Peter MacDonald | 15 Apr 14:50 2014

Possible regression in the latest TEI Stylesheets

I've just started using the TEI stylesheets (7.12.0beta). In an earlier version of these stylesheets that I was using (files dated 2/4/2010), it used to be that the construction <ref target="#X1"><term>... would render in HTML as a hyperlink with a <at> title attribute containing the TEXT from the corresponding <sourceDesc><list><item xml:id="X1">TEXT</item> construction in the teiHeader.

But with the recent stylesheets, there is no <at> title attribute at all in the HTML rendering.

For example, when I encode something like this:

<ref target="#X12"><term>Sterling</term></ref>

it used to be rendered in the following way -- note the <at> title=

<a class="link_ref" title="Pounds Sterling: the official name for the British pound. The word 'pound' is the English translation of the Latin word 'libra', the unit of account of the Roman Empire, which is why the pound is often initialized to 'lb'." href="#X7X7">
<span class="term">Sterling</span>

However, using the 7.12.0beta stylesheets, namely, "tei/xml/tei/stylesheet/html/html.xsl", the hyperlink no longer has a <at> title attribute, as in this example:

<a class="link_ref" href="#X7">
<span class="term">Sterling</span>

After some digging, I think the relevant file is "stylesheet/common/common_linking.xsl" and the relevant template is "makeExternalLink" template".

In the meantime, I've reverted to using the old stylesheets for projects that were designed for that stylesheet and I guess that's good enough.

I just thought this issue should be mentioned in case it really means something in wrong in the newer stylesheets.


Peter MacDonald
Library Information Systems Specialist
Hamilton College Library
315 859-4493
Skype: pmacdona-hamilton
Sharon K. Goetz | 14 Apr 19:37 2014

nested apparatus entries

(The listserv archives don't turn up anything for "nested apparatus" or
"embedded apparatus.")

I am contemplating a chunk of prose that has a sizable insertion supplied
by its author and meant to be seamless; it's not a separable text or a
quotation/paraphrase of someone else's material. Throughout the prose
chunk, including within the long insertion, are further insertions and
cancellations by the same individual. The chunk exists in three witnesses,
one holograph manuscript and two typescripts; typescript #1, made by an
amanuensis, has the long insertion. It is desirable to express each
instance of authorial intervention in an <app> and to group the <app>s
that occur within the long insertion. Relative times of authorial
interventions aren't encoded.

Though I can devise reasonable encoding for this situation, I'm interested
in how other projects may have solved similar conundra with grace.
Informed speculation is fine, too! (I know how we'll render the nested app
entries but haven't settled upon the encoding.)

More context--
Our syntax for a basic app entry (no nesting/layers) reads thus:[1]

. . . Postmaster <anchor type="aet" xml:id="dg0005"/>so<app from="dg0005"
type="aet" xml:id="ap0004">
 <rdg wit="Times">so so</rdg>
 <rdg wit="TS2">so</rdg>
</app> soon after . . .

One of my requirements is to declare the long insertion in one <app>, then
account for insertions/cancellations internal to that insertion in
separate <app>s, then proceed to the first <app> occurring after the end
of the long insertion. That is, one requirement is to mimic what our
office's prior printed volumes have done; some conventions can be bent,
but they're not to be tossed out entirely.


[1] Near bottom of page 3 of AutoMT2:;;toc.depth=1;;citations=;style=work;brand=mtp#X
The apparatus appears in a popup, whose corresponding URL is;;appID=dg0005;doc.view=notes2;style=work#dg0005


Digital Publications Manager, Mark Twain Papers & Project

James Cummings | 14 Apr 11:36 2014

DHOxSS Peer-Reviewed Poster Session: Call for Posters

Please forward, apologies for cross posting.
DHOxSS Peer-Reviewed Poster Session: Call for Posters
Deadline: 1 May 2014

Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School (DHOxSS) is one of the 
leading international training events in Digital Humanities. It 
is for researchers, project managers, librarians, research 
assistants, students, and anyone interested in Digital 
Humanities. DHOxSS delegates are introduced to a range of topics 
including the creation, management, analysis, modelling, 
visualization, or publication of digital data in the humanities. 
Each delegate follows one of our five-day workshops and 
supplements this with additional morning parallel lectures. There 
will also be a peer-reviewed poster session giving delegates a 
chance to present their Digital Humanities work to those at the 
DHOxSS. Presenting a poster often gives delegates a chance to 
receive funding to attend from their local institution.

This year's DHOxSS will be held on 14-18 July 2014 and the 
five-day workshops offered are:

1. Introduction to Digital Humanities
2. Taking Control: Practical Scripting for Digital Humanities 
3. Data Curation and Access for the Digital Humanities
4. A Humanities Web of Data: Publishing, Linking and Querying on 
the Semantic Web
5. Using the Text Encoding Initiative for Digital Scholarly Editions

The Monday evening reception at the Oxford University Museum of 
Natural History also will be our peer-reviewed poster session. 
The poster application form asks for an abstract (max 250 words) 
of what your poster is about and why it will be useful for 
delegates at DHOxSS 2014 to see it. Only registered delegates of 
DHOxSS, or members of the University of Oxford, may present a 
research poster at DHOxSS. However, you do not need to be 
registered at the time of submitting the poster application form.

The DHOxSS will offer an excellent opportunity to gain knowledge 
and participate in discussions about a wide range of digital 
techniques and research methods, as well as exploring key topics 
in depth with leading senior researchers and technologists.

Applications are due by 1 May 2014. For more information see: and for 
enquiries email researchsupport <at>

Don’t forget our NeDiMAH bursaries, deadline fast approaching: 22 
April 2014.

James Cummings
Director of DHOxSS


Dr James Cummings, James.Cummings <at>
Academic IT Services, University of Oxford

Laura Mandell | 13 Apr 14:01 2014

Fwd: Inquiry Regarding TEI Schema and Narrative Elements

Dear All:

I received a question, below, about TEI-compliant documents that also tag narrative elements: time, location, people, and events.  Do people on the list know any examples of this that I could send to Jennifer Oliver?

Thanks in advance.
Best, Laura
Laura Mandell
Professor, English, and Director, IDHMC
mandell <at>
<at> mandellc

Begin forwarded message:

From: "Jennifer Nicole Olive, xx" <jolive1 <at>>
Subject: Inquiry Regarding TEI Schema and Narrative Elements
Date: April 11, 2014 at 4:20:57 PM CDT

Dear Professor Mandell:

I hope this e-mail finds you well. First, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you very much for your instruction in the Programming4HUManists class. I have learned quite a bit so far this semester and have very much enjoyed the class and its subjects. I am looking forward to adding some of these ideas and techniques into my current and future scholarly projects. Towards this process, I wanted to pose a question to you regarding other available projects and additional possibilities using TEI schema for personal narratives.

Being new to TEI, I am really excited about its standardization and possibilities for tagging and transforming documents; however, I am also still working on navigating and successfully applying the structures for modules and elements in relation to the content with which I am working. In one of my current projects, we are working on tagging large corpora of personal narratives for narrative elements such as time, location, people, and events in addition to other structural elements of the documents. I have seen an example of such a markup schema by Inderjeet Mani in his “Computational Modeling of Narrative”; however, this schema is not TEI compliant.

As another option for our current project, I was hoping to take a look at some other projects that may be working with alternative narrative markup schemas, preferably some that are TEI compliant. Given this information, I am actively searching for other projects that similarly are looking to tag narrative elements and wanted to ask if you might have some ideas as to other relevant projects that I might reference to further my understanding of this subject and its application.

At your earliest convenience, please kindly advise as to other projects or resources of which you may be aware that are looking at the tagging of narrative elements in addition to structural elements. I would be most appreciative of any information or resources that you may have.

Also, if you have any questions regarding this request, please feel free to contact me. I am more than happy to help clarify in any way that may be useful. My knowledge is still very limited, but I am hoping to be able to better define this method for our project by the end of the semester with the help of this class.

Thank you for your time and attention to this matter. I look forward to hearing from you soon.



Jennifer Olive
2CI New Media Fellow
PhD Student--Literary Studies
Georgia State University
<at> jenn_olive

Michelson, David Allen | 12 Apr 06:17 2014

Re: TEI for gazetteer/building catalog

Dear Gabby,

For we have included some building in our gazetteer and
included events and attestations. We would love to brainstorm about what
we could add. The msDesc elements sound intriguing.

You can filter our entries by type here:

or a full github repo of all of our data is here:

Lou Burnard | 11 Apr 18:37 2014

What is the Text Encoding Initiative?

As a subscriber to this list, of course, you don't need to be told. But just in case you need to tell someone else, I am delighted to announce the publication today of a short book which attempts to answer this question.

You can read it online for free at , persuade your institution to subscribe to Open Edition's Freemium scheme for ebook or pdf versions, or just order yourself a nice printed copy for a mere 12 euros from

Gabriel Bodard | 11 Apr 14:09 2014

TEI for gazetteer/building catalog

Dear colleagues,

I'm interested in seeing any existing examples (schemas and/or markup) 
of TEI used for an archaeological or building/monument gazetteer.

Would you use a listPlace for this, perhaps with `<desc>` or `<event>`s 
for description and history of buildings? Several of the subcomponents 
of msDesc would be very suitable for object description, history, 
provenance, dating etc, except of course that a building is not (at 
least not principally) a text-bearing object. What approaches have other 
projects taken?

Many thanks in advance for any suggestions, example of prior art.




Dr Gabriel BODARD
Researcher in Digital Epigraphy

Digital Humanities
King's College London
Boris Karloff Building
26-29 Drury Lane
London WC2B 5RL

T: +44 (0)20 7848 1388
E: gabriel.bodard <at>