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Digital Editing of Medieval Manuscripts
Digital Editing: Encoding, tagging, and online publishing, Lyon

1. Abstract

Digital Editing of Medieval Manuscripts (DEMM) is a joint training programme between Charles University in Prague, Queen Mary University of London, the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, the University of Siena, and the library of the Klosterneuburg Monastery. It equips advanced MA and PhD students in medieval studies with the necessary skills to edit medieval texts and work in a digital environment.

Workshop aims to give an overview of the basic concepts of XML and supporting technologies, familiarize participants with parts of TEI vocabulary essential to critical editions and showcase chosen transformation possibilities for TEI encoded files. We’ll be mixing lectures with hands-on practical sessions to lay a foundation for independent work on digital editing projects leading to its online publication.

2. Aims of the Course

  • To introduce the concept of markup and XML encoding
  • Provide hands-on experience in using TEI XML markup
  • Intensively survey the basics of the TEI scheme, its assumptions and organisation
  • Showcase a number of transformation or publication methods
  • Provide routes into more detailed information for exploration later.

3. Course Schedule

Tuesday 10 March 2015

Wednesday 11 March 2015

  • Guided tour of Lyon
  • Criteria for evaluation of Digital Scholarly Editions [Magdalena Turska] [source]
  • work in small groups to prepare the students’ data model, convert existing data if any [all]

Thursday 12 March 2015

  • Discovering the TXM platform for textual analysis [Serge Heiden and Alexei Lavrentev]

Friday 13 March 2015



Marjorie Burghart, James Cummings and Magdalena Turska. Date: March 2015
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