Introductory TEI Workshops at Northeastern: 2017

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Introductory TEI Workshops at Northeastern: 2017

Connell, Sarah

Dear all,

(With apologies for cross-posting.) I'm happy to announce that registration is now open for three upcoming TEI-related workshops offered by the Women Writers Project and the Digital Scholarship Group at the Northeastern University Library.

For more information and to register, please visit:


Introduction to TEI
Northeastern University, February 17–18, 2017
Cost: $450/$300 for TEI members and students
Registration deadline: February 10, 2017

This seminar will introduce participants to text encoding with the Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines. Through a combination of hands-on practice, presentation, and discussion, participants will work through the essentials of TEI encoding and tackle topics and issues including:
• basic document structures and encoding strategies
• representing revision processes, physical document details, and editorial perspectives
• representing contextual information about people, places, and organizations

No prior experience is necessary.

Introduction to TEI Customization
Northeastern University, April 7–8, 2017
Cost: $450/$300 for TEI members and students
Registration deadline: April 1, 2017

The TEI Customization seminar will introduce participants to the central concepts of TEI customization and to the language (a variant of the TEI itself) in which TEI customizations are written. Good customizations capture the project’s specific modeling decisions, and ensure consistency in the data, while retaining as much interoperability and mutual intelligibility with other TEI projects and tools as possible.

Familiarity with TEI and XML is assumed but no prior experience with customization is necessary.

Introduction to XSLT
Northeastern University, January 12 and 19, 1–4pm; January 13, 10am–1pm
Cost: $150
Registration deadline: January 9, 2017

For those who may be in Boston already, we are also offering a multi-week version of our introductory XSLT seminar in several three-hour sessions. XSLT is a crucial tool for those working with the TEI, both as a key part of any XML publication system and also as a technology for manipulating and managing XML data. As a programming language that can be used to transform XML data into other formats, it is immensely powerful and also comparatively approachable for those already familiar with XML. This seminar will provide participants with an understanding of the essential concepts of XSLT, focusing on examples and use cases from TEI data in the humanities. 

Familiarity with TEI and XML is assumed but no prior experience with XSLT is necessary.

We hope to see you there!

All best wishes,


Sarah Connell
Assistant Director
Women Writers Project
Northeastern University