Workshop: XML-TEI for Ancient and Medieval Lexicographical Works

The Glossarium Mediae Latinitatis Cataloniae project (Milà i Fontanals Institution, CSIC – Universitat de Barcelona) has the pleasure to announce the “Workshop: XML-TEI for Ancient and Medieval Lexicographical Works”, which will take place from the 15th to the 17th May 2013 in Barcelona.
You can find all the information about our workshop by following the link: Kind regards,

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EpiDoc Workshop 22-25 April 2013

EpiDoc Workshop 22-25 April 2013

Applications are invited for a 4-day training workshop on digital text-markup for epigraphic and papyrological editing, to be held in the Institute for Classical Studies, London. The workshop will be taught by Gabriel Bodard (KCL), James Cowey (Heidelberg) and Charlotte Tupman (KCL). There will be no charge for the teaching, but participants will have to arrange their own travel and accommodation.

EpiDoc ( is a set of guidelines for using TEI XML ( for the encoding of inscriptions, papyri and other ancient documentary texts. It has been used to publish digital projects including the Inscriptions of Aphrodisias and Tripolitania, the US Epigraphy Project, Vindolanda Tablets Online and Curse Tablets from Roman Britain, Pandektis (inscriptions of Macedonia and Thrace), and the Duke Databank of Documentary Papyri. The workshop will introduce participants to the basics of XML and markup and give hands-on experience of tagging textual features and object description in EpiDoc as well as use of the tags-free Papyrological Editor too (

No technical skills are required to apply, but a working knowledge of Greek or Latin, epigraphy or papyrology and the Leiden Conventions will be assumed. The workshop is open to participants of all levels, from graduate students to professors or professionals.

To apply for a place on this workshop please email with a brief description of your reason for interest and summarising your relevant skills and background, by Friday 1 March 2013.

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Interdisciplinary Workshop “Scholarly Editions in the Digital Age: Text and Music”

31 August – 1 September

Digital editions have already begun to drastically change the work of scholars, but many questions of method, technology, academic recognition, remain open. This workshop will draw together scholars from a variety of fields to present and discuss their diverse experiences in digital scholarly publication, and aims to answer such questions as the following: what are the advantages of a digital edition, compared with a traditional one? How difficult is to create a digital edition today, and what type of collaboration between different scholars does it entail? Are the standard techniques used by scholars sufficient/suitable for all purposes? How are different fields (Literature, History, Music, etc.) benefiting or not benefiting from the possibilities of this new medium? Finally: are electronic editions advanced enough, and well-regarded enough by scholars and institutions to suggest that the age of printed editions is coming to an end?

The workshop, organized jointly by the Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature (CHMTL) and the Medieval Studies Institute (MEST) of Indiana University will have a special, albeit not exclusive, focus on medieval and Early modern themes and materials. During the workshop new initiatives of the CHMTL will be presented, stemming from one of the oldest projects of the center, the Thesaurus Musicarum Latinarum.

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Medieval Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age (MMSDA) 2012

Apologies for cross-posting.

Please note that the course is now open to PhD students from any COST country (essentially Europe and Israel), and includes bursaries for travel and accommodation.

The Institute of English Studies (London) is pleased to announce the fourth year of ‘Medieval Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age’, an intensive course for PhD students jointly funded by COST and the AHRC, and run in collaboration with King’s College London, the Warburg Institute, and the University of Cambridge.

The course is open to arts and humanities doctoral students registered at institutions in any of the thirty-six COST countries. It involves five days of intensive training on the analysis, description and editing of medieval manuscripts in the digital age to be held jointly in Cambridge and London. Participants will receive a solid theoretical foundation and hands-on experience in cataloguing and editing manuscripts for both print and digital formats.

The first half of the course involves morning classes and then visits to libraries in Cambridge and London in the afternoons. Participants will view original manuscripts and gain practical experience in applying the morning’s themes to concrete examples. In the second half we will address the cataloguing and description of manuscripts in a digital format with particular emphasis on the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI). These sessions will also combine theoretical principles and practical experience and include supervised work on computers.

The course is free of charge but is open only to doctoral students registered at institutions in COST countries. It is aimed at those writing dissertations which relate to medieval manuscripts, especially those on literature, art and history. Some bursaries will be available for travel and accommodation, courtesy of COST, to be assigned based on an even distribution of nationality and gender. Places on the course are limited to twenty. *Applications close on 13 January 2012* but early registration is strongly recommended.

For further details see or contact Dr Peter Stokes at

Funding for this course is generously provided by the AHRC’s Collaborative Training Scheme and by COST Action IS1005, ‘Medieval Europe – Medieval Cultures and Technological Resources’.

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EpiDoc Training Workshop

EpiDoc Training Workshop
5-8 September 2011
Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House, London

An EpiDoc training workshop will be offered by the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London, and the Institute for Classical Studies in September this year. The workshop is free of charge and open to all, but spaces are limited and registration as soon as possible is essential.

This workshop is an introduction to the use of EpiDoc, an XML schema for the encoding and publication of inscriptions, papyri and other documentary Classical texts. Participants will study the use of EpiDoc markup to record the distinctions expressed by the Leiden Conventions and traditional critical editions, and some of the issues in translating between EpiDoc and the major epigraphic and papyrological databases. They will also be given hands-on experience in the use of the Papyrological Editor tool implemented by the Duke Databank of Documentary Papyri, which facilitates the authoring EpiDoc XML via a ‘tags-free’ interface.

The course is targeted at scholars of epigraphy and papyrology (from advanced graduate students to professors) with an interest and willingness to learn some of the hands-on technical aspects necessary to run a digital project. Knowledge of Greek and/or Latin, the Leiden Conventions and the distinctions expressed by them, and the kinds of data that need to be recorded by philologists and ancient historians, will be assumed. No particular technical expertise is required.

Places on the EpiDoc training week are limited so if you are interested in attending the workshop or have any questions, please contact and as soon as possible with a brief statement of qualifications and interest.