„Advanced XML/TEI technologies for Digital Scholarly Editions“, Graz, 13.-17.4.2015 (in cooperation with DiXiT)



The IDE offers a spring school on „Advanced XML/TEI technologies for Digital Scholarly Editions“ in cooperation with the Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training Network (DiXiT). The spring school will be run and held at the at the Centre for Information Modelling – Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities at the University of Graz from 13th to 17th April 2015.

The spring school is directed to participants with previous experience in XML/TEI editing who would like to involve themselves more intensively with the creation of digital scholarly editions based on the international encoding standard XML TEI P5. Besides addressing specific issues and use cases of text encoding, the participants will be trained what to do with the data once the encoding is done and how to process it further until the publication on the WWW. To this end the teaching will strongly focus on XPath, XSLT, HTML and CSS as technologies for the web publication of digital scholarly editions.

Since the level of this spring school is advanced, previous knowledge of TEI practices is not only recommended but necessary for participation.

The lectures will be held by experts from the field of digital scholarly editing, related to the DiXiT network or the IDE (James Cummings, Magdalena Turska, Torsten Schaßan, Ulrike Henny, Franz Fischer, Martina Semlak, Georg Vogeler, Gunter Vasold). Tara Andrews (Univ. of Bern) has agreed to give a keynote.

The school will cover the following areas in about 21h of lessons:

Monday 13th: Technologies for digital editions in the WWW
9.00 HTML (Frederike Neuber)
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 CSS (Martina Semlak)
12:30 Lunch break
14:30 JavaScript, JQuery (Gunter Vasold)
16:00 Coffee break
16:30 Practical sessions. Personalize your website (Frederike Neuber, Martina Semlak, Gunter Vasold)

Tuesday 14th: TEI in detail
9.00 Critical Apparatus (Franz Fischer)
10:00 Coffee break
10:15 Genetic Edition (Torsten Schaßan)
11:15 Coffee break
11:30 Text image linking (Torsten Schaßan)
12:30 Lunch break
14:30 Presentation of encoding problems/solutions by participants (Torsten Schaßan)
16:00 Coffee break
16:30 Entities and controlled vocabularies (Magdalena Turska)
Linking, Fragmentation, and Analysis (James Cummings)

18:30 Keynote (Centre for Information Modelling, Elisabethstraße 59, 3rd floor): On Form and Substance – Encoding, Modelling, and the Fine Line Between (Tara Andrews, Bern)

Wednesday 15th: Schema/Accessing data
9.00 TEI Customization (ODD) (James Cummings)
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 XPath (James Cummings)
12:30 Lunch break
13:30 XSLT (Magdalena Turska)
15:30 Excursion to a Buschenschank

Thursday 16th: XSLT/Analysis
9.00 Create an HTML output from your own project with XSLT (Martina Semlak and Georg Vogeler)
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 XSLT advanced (Ulrike Henny)
12:30 Lunch break
14:30 XPath/XSLT in use (Ulrike Henny)
16:00 Coffee break
16:30 Frameworks (Georg Vogeler)

Friday 17th: Application development in XML
9:00 eXist and XQuery I (Alexander Czmiel)
10:30 Coffee break
11.00 eXist and XQuery II (Alexander Czmiel)
12:30 Lunch break
13:30 Consulting on individual projects

The course material of the course is online.

The Spring School is open to interested scholars anywhere in the world with previous experience in digital scholarly editing with the TEI. As the course will strongly focus on practical exercise, we can accept only applications which can bring own material for the exercises. All teaching will be in English.

The course offers 20 positions. Participants will be required to arrange their own accommodation and travel to Graz. The participation fee will be 100 EUR. A limited number of bursaries will be available for the participation fee, travel and accommodation in particular for participants from less developed countries and from Eastern Europe.

Application has been closed on  February 10th, 2015

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