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TEI@Oxford Summer School

An intensive introduction to the TEI

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Published on Monday, May 25, 2009


The TEI@Oxford team is pleased to announce that we are now taking bookings for our annual summer school.


Dates: Monday 20 July - Friday 24 July 2009

Venue: Oxford University Computing Services, OX2 6NN, UK

Full information and online booking: http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/rts/events/2009-07/

This five-day course combines in-depth coverage of the latest version of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Guidelines for the encoding of digital text with hands-on practical exercises in their application. If you are a project manager, research assistant, or encoder working on any kind of project concerned with the creation or management of digital text, this course is for you.

You should be generally computer literate (web, email, word-processors) for this course. You may already be broadly familiar with the idea of textual editing, perhaps (but not necessarily) with some experience of producing HTML web pages, or of traditional scholarly editing. You should be enthusiastic about the possibilities offered by digital technologies and keen to learn more. You should be prepared to get your hands dirty at the keyboard and you should not be afraid of a little technical jargon.

At the end of the course we hope to have given you:

  1. a good grounding in the theoretical issues underlying the use of text markup, XML in particular;
  2. an understanding of the purpose and principles of the Text Encoding Initiative;
  3. a survey of the full range of modules constituting the TEI's current Recommendations;
  4. experience of how the TEI scheme can be customized for particular applications, and internationalized for different languages.
  5. an introduction to some of the tools and methods in which TEI documents are published and processed

Using OUCS' excellent teaching facilities, we will also provide you with practical experience in:

   * using online tools to build, verify, and document a TEI-conformant
   * using XML editing software to
         o create new encoded texts
         o standardize existing digital texts
   * using a variety of web-based and desktop tools to display and
     analyse TEI documents

The course will be taught by the TEI@Oxford team: Lou Burnard, James Cummings, and Sebastian Rahtz, with the assistance of other invited TEI experts.


  • OUCS, 13 Banbury Rd, Oxford OX2 6NN
    Oxford, Britain


  • Monday, July 20, 2009
  • Friday, July 24, 2009


  • text encoding, numerisation, digital humanities


  • Lou Burnard
    courriel : lou [dot] burnard [at] oucs [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk

Information source

  • Lou Burnard
    courriel : lou [dot] burnard [at] oucs [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk


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« TEI@Oxford Summer School », Study days, Calenda, Published on Monday, May 25, 2009, https://doi.org/10.58079/e3u

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