Digital Humanities Workshops at Brown University

The Brown University Women Writers Project is pleased to announce a new series of workshops on topics in TEI encoding and tools for digital humanists. These workshops are aimed at humanities faculty, librarians, students, and anyone interested in getting a strong introduction to digital humanities concepts, methods, and tools. Each workshop combines hands-on practice with discussion and lectures, and participants are encouraged to work with their own project materials. These small group events offer a wonderful opportunity to learn about other digital projects as well as to master important methods and concepts in an exploratory setting.

More information, including detailed workshop descriptions and registration information, can be found at

Students and members of the TEI consortium receive a 33% discount on registration.

All workshops are held at Brown University and are led by Julia Flanders, Syd Bauman, and John Melson.

July 21-23, 2010
Introduction to TEI
$450 ($300 for students and TEI members)

August 16-18, 2010
Introduction to TEI Customization
$450 ($300 for students and TEI members)

September 24-25, 2010
Introduction to Manuscript Encoding with TEI
$300 ($200 for students and TEI members)

November 5-6, 2010
Essential Tools for Digital Scholarship
$300 ($200 for students and TEI members)

December 3-4, 2010
Introduction to Manuscript Encoding with TEI
$300 ($200 for students and TEI members)

Coming in 2011: Introduction to XSLT

We hope to see you in Providence!

Julia Flanders
Director, Women Writers Project
Center for Digital Initiatives, Brown University Library

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Workshop to be held at the Hypertext 2010 conference at Victoria College in Toronto, CA

“Hypertext 2010” 21st ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia at Victoria College, part of the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada on June 13-16, 2010

One of the activities during the conference will be a workshop “Rhetorical and Semantic Possibilities of Links: Cultural and Literary Applications of Links” on Sunday, June 13. Anyone who wants to understand how a link can express meaning and how we use links to communicate (for example, elit writers and readers, social media developers, web developers, and … you … ) is encouraged to attend.  If you are interested in attending, you are encouraged to submit a position paper by Friday, April 30, 2010 to  This paper should address your background, experience in hypertext and hypermedia, and questions that you wish to address have concerning how links work in communication. Notifications will be by Monday, May 3 and the last day for early bird registrations is Wednesday, May 5.

Mark Bernstein has written that the link is “the most important new punctuation mark since the comma.” More than that, the link actually conveys meaning.  But how do people use links to communicate ideas? This workshop is designed to uncover the semantic value of the link and its potential rhetorical effects.  We want to know what has been the cultural, literary, rhetorical, and semantic impact of the link to date, and what future effects can we anticipate and bring about.  We will explore the link in hands-on exercises and examinations of electronic literature and other hypermedia examples.  Ideally, the audience will be broad, composed of anyone who wants to develop a further understanding of this tool.

We seek to network amongst ourselves and to continue the dialogue between the creative members of the hypertext community and those who make the software that enables expression.  Exploring how links work will help create new foundations for Hypermedia and Web 2.0 environments (social linking, mapping, visualizing, network linking, etc), studies on adaptive hypermedia (adaptive navigation such as link hiding, linking used in recommendation strategies, and linking methods for personalized libraries and e-learning), highlight our understanding of links as a new component of writing and communication, and increase our understanding of the ways that they are used in education, research, journalism, and literature.

For more information, please email

Mary Stromme
PhD Candidate, English
University of North Dakota
Editorial Assistant, The Oral History Review

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Registration Open: DHO Workshops at NUIG

The DHO is pleased to offer a three-day series of workshops in collaboration with the Moore Institute, NUI, Galway. These will be of interest to humanities scholars who wish to learn about text encoding, manuscript encoding, and digital resources useful for research and teaching in Irish Studies.

‘Text Encoding with the TEI’ will offer two concurrent workshop strands in text encoding for both beginners and intermediate practitioners. These two-day courses entitled ‘From Text Encoding to Digital Publishing’ and ‘TEI for Handwritten Texts’ will run on Wednesday, 7th and Thursday, 8th April. Both will focus on the theories and practicalities of creating electronic scholarly editions utilising the Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines, the standard in the field. They will be led by experts in the field of text encoding: Dr. Susan Schreibman, Mr. Kevin Hawkins, Dr. Malte Rehbein and Dr. Justin Tonra. Registration is required to participate in these workshops.

‘Using Digital Resources for Research and Teaching in Irish Studies’, which will take place on Friday, 9th April, will offer two half-day sessions . Participants may register for one or both of the workshops. The morning session, ‘Integrating Digital Content into Teaching Practices’ will focus on how one can integrate the wealth of primary and secondary resources now available into the field of Irish Studies in the classroom. The afternoon session, ‘New Research Practices using Digital Content’ will introduce participants to a number of freely available tools to transform and, indeed, deform data to discover new patterns, new themes, and new insights.

For more information and instructions on how to register for the above events, please follow the links below to their respective event pages. Please note that places are free but limited. They will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis numbers so early registration is advised.

Text Encoding with the TEI:

Using Digital Resources for Research & Teaching in Irish Studies:

Susan Schreibman, PhD
Digital Humanities Observatory
Pembroke House
28-32 Upper Pembroke Street
Dublin 2, Ireland

— A Project of the Royal Irish Academy —

Phone: +353 1 234 2440
Fax: +353 1 234 2400
Mobile: +353 86 049 1966

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THATCamp and workshops at DH2010

Those planning to attend DH2010 might be interested in a series of extra events that are happening in the days immediately before the conference itself.

(a) First, there are seven full- and half-day workshops that are scheduled for immediately before DH2010.  All are also hosted at King’s in the same building where DH2010 will occur.  They are all free.  You can read about them at the conference website page:

and register to attend one or more of them via the DH2010 conference registration system.

(b) Second, there will be, for the first time, a THATCamp scheduled to occur with the Digital Humanities conference. THATCamps are user-generated “unconference” on digital humanities.  The THATCamp idea has been developed by the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, and THATCamp London is jointly sponsored by CHNM, CCH and CeRch at King’s and ADHO. You can read more about the London THATCamp at:

and you can apply to attend via the THATCamp registration form.  The deadline for the THATCamp application is 10 May, 2010.

These events promise to further enrich what is already going to be an exciting experience at DH2010.  I hope that many DH2010 attendees can join us for the workshops and the THATCamp too.

John Bradley
Centre for Computing in the Humanities
King’s College London
Tel +44 (0)20 7848 2680

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2010 DHO Summer School – Registration Now Open

The DHO is pleased to announce that registration for the 2010 DHO Summer School, in conjunction with NINEs and the EpiDoc Collaborative, is now open.

The Summer School welcomes registrants from the various fields of the humanities, information studies, and computer science. Workshops and lectures cover subjects as diverse as text encoding, virtual worlds, and geospatial methods for the humanities. These are facilitated by leading experts, with plenty of time during evening activities for informal interaction.

This year, in addition to four-day workshop strands, the DHO is also offering mid-week, one-day workshops. For those unable to attend the entire Summer School, it is possible to register separately for these mid-week workshops and lectures.

As in previous years, the Summer School brings together Irish and International scholars undertaking digital projects in diverse areas to explore issues and trends of common interest. The programme will offer attendees opportunities to develop their skills, share insights, and discover new opportunities for collaboration and research. Activities focus on the theoretical, technical, administrative, and institutional issues relevant to the needs of digital humanities projects today.

The pricing for the full Summer School, as well as one-day workshops and lectures, is available on the registration page:

A number of subsidised places are available for attendees at HSIS institutions. For more information about these places, please contact the DHO Consultative Committee representative at your institution. Names of representatives can be found at:

Full details of the workshop strands, lectures and guest speakers can be found on the Summer School website at:

We look forward to seeing you in Dublin.

Emily Cullen, Ph.D.,
Programme Co-ordinator
Digital Humanities Observatory
28-32 Upper Pembroke Street
Dublin 2

Tel: +353(0)1-2342442

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