TEI Workshop at GSLIS

Spend a weekend learning about the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) markup language, an important tool for digital humanities research! Take the “Introduction to Text Encoding with TEI” workshop at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) and learn the fundamentals of using XML for research, teaching, electronic publishing, and management of digital text collections. This hands-on workshop will be taught by Julia Flanders and Syd Bauman, experts known for their work on the Women Writers Project. During the two-and-a-half day course, participants will learn how to work with XML technologies to develop digital representations of texts using the TEI standard. The workshop will take place in the GSLIS building, beginning Friday, April 25 and ending Sunday, April 27, 2014.


Schedule, Cost, and Registration

Participants will meet in the GSLIS Learning Resource Lab for an introductory session on Friday evening and two full-day sessions on Saturday and Sunday. Participation is currently limited to 30 people seated at desktop workstations. Since there is limited space at this year’s Workshop, personal laptops will not be permitted.   Participants without prior markup experience will be asked to introduce themselves to TEI and XML by reading through a short suggested reading list, provided after registration.
Per person, the cost of the workshop is:
$30 for current UIUC students;
$125 for UIUC faculty, staff, and alumni;
$300 for non-UIUC affiliates.

You must sign up and pay in advance to attend. To reserve your spot and begin the registration process, please email tei-workshop@illinois.edu with the following information:

phone number
University of Illinois ID number
(if you are an alumni, your year of graduation)
(if you aren’t affiliated with the U of I, the name of the institution with which you are affiliated)

Those interested in attending the workshop are encouraged to register as soon as possible as space is limited and the course fills up quickly. A registration waitlist will be kept after capacity is exceeded.  Since this TEI Workshop has been rescheduled and there is an extremely short timeline, there will be no opportunity to obtain a refund and registration payments must be made ASAP.

This year’s workshop is co-organized by Artie Berns, Ashley M. Clark, and Megan Senseney. If you have any questions, please contact us at: tei-workshop@illinois.edu or (217) 244-5574.


About the Text Encoding Initiative


A seminal effort in the digital humanities community, the TEI is “an international and interdisciplinary standard that helps libraries, museums, publishers, and individual scholars represent all kinds of literary and linguistic texts for online research and teaching, using an encoding scheme that is maximally expressive and minimally obsolescent.” Allen Renear, GSLIS professor and interim dean, and John Unsworth, former GSLIS dean, have long been involved with the TEI community, and use of TEI markup is growing steadily. More information on the TEI can be found at the TEI Consortium website: http://www.tei-c.org/.


About the Instructors


Julia Flanders and Syd Bauman are active participants within the TEI and the Association for Computers and the Humanities. They have led numerous workshops, teaching the TEI standard to diverse groups at all levels of technical accomplishment. Julia and Syd work on the Women Writers Project (http://www.wwp.brown.edu/), a major text encoding effort of Northeastern University’s Digital Scholarship Group. Julia is Director of the Women Writers Project, as well as Professor of the Practice of English at Northeastern University. Syd is Senior Analyst for the Women Writers Project and former North American Editor of the TEI Guidelines.

October 24: Victoria Stodden for Open Access Week

Dr. Victoria Stodden: “Opportunities and Challenges for Open Data and Code: Facilitating Reproducibility”

Thursday, Oct 24, 2013
9:30 am – 11:30 am

Alice Campbell Alumni Center Ballroom, 601 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana

Refreshments at 9:30
Talk and Conversation from 10-11:30

The University Library invites the campus community to join a conversation with Victoria Stodden (Columbia University) on “Opportunities and Challenges for Open Data and Code: Facilitating Reproducibility”.

Known for her research and policy work on open data and reproducible science, Victoria Stodden is an assistant professor of Statistics at Columbia University and with the Columbia University Institute for Data Sciences and Engineering. After pursuing degrees at Stanford in Statistics and Law, her research has focused on the problem of enabling reproducibility in computational science. Victoria has developed the acclaimed “Reproducible Research Standard,” a suite of open licensing recommendations for the dissemination of computational result and is the co-founder of RunMyCode, an “open platform for disseminating the code and data associated with published results, and enabling independent and public cloud-based verification of methods and findings.” She serves on the National Academies of Science Committee on “Responsible Science: Ensuring the Integrity of the Research Process” and on the National Science Foundation’s Advisory Committee on Cyberinfrastructure (ACCI).

For more information, see http://go.illinois.edu/vstodden

Learn more about Open Access Week events! http://go.illinois.edu/openaccessweek

Sponsored by the Scholarly Commons of the University Library and made possible through a generous gift from the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics.

October 29: Summit on Online Education


Summit on Online Education: Mainstreaming Innovation in Higher Education
Illini Union A, B & C
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
October 29, 2013
8:45 AM–3:00 PM (Registration: 8:00–8:45 AM)

Who should attend?

All faculty, staff, and students, including distance education coordinators, distance learning faculty, distance learning managers, instructional designers, policymakers, subject matter experts, technology coordinators, virtual instructors, and visionary leaders.

Why attend?

Higher education has moved beyond acknowledging disruption and is now focused on strategically managing the rapid pace of change in our industry. At this year’s Summit, we will discuss the innovations that will lead us into the next decade and beyond. Attendees can expect:

  •     A deeper understanding of new and innovative practices in teaching and learning;
  •     An appreciation of online and innovative education from the student perspective;
  •     Insight into the challenges and opportunities facing higher education today and a unique viewpoint from one of our peer public research universities;
  •     Discussions on topics such as real-time adaptive learning, utilizing our massive, open, online course (MOOC) content to improve residential education and using learning analytics to predict and address student success;
  •     Campus leadership’s perspectives on our future directions; and
  •     An opportunity for engagement with Dr. Harrison Keller and members of the new campus Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning, an entity formed by integrating Online & Continuing Education, the Center for Teaching Excellence, Campus Programs in Teaching & Learning and two staff members from CITES Academic Technology Services.


This event is free and open to all. Online registration ends October 22, 2013 at 5:00 PM. Register at http://citl.illinois.edu/SummitOnOnlineEducation2013.

Please e-mail onlinesummit@illinois.edu or call 217-333-2880 for more information.

Sept. 23: Anne Balsamo, “Designing Digital Memorials”

Dr. Anne Balsamo, Media Studies, The New School
Monday, September 23, 2013, 7:00pm
LIS Building, 501 E. Daniel St, Champaign, Room 126
Free and open to the public
Contact: Sharon Irish, slirish@illinois.edu

Abstract: “Designing Digital Memorials” will highlight interactions among interactive media, crucial societal concerns and the humanities. Initially created in 1978, The AIDS Memorial Quilt now includes more than 48,000 individual panels.  If the Quilt were to be displayed in its entirety, it would cover more than 1.3 million square feet.  It is the largest democratically created work of activist folk art in the US.  With funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities and Microsoft Research, Anne Balsamo collaborated with the NAMES Project Foundation and a distributed design team of digital humanists and creative technologists to create several digital experiences that enable people to browse the AIDS Memorial Quilt.  She will present this project and demonstrations of the experiences in the context of her recent transmedia scholarly project called “Designing Culture: The Technological Imagination at Work.”

Dr. Balsamo is Dean of the School of Media Studies and Professor of Media Studies at the New School for Public Engagement in New York City. She is a groundbreaking scholar and media-maker whose work links cultural studies, digital humanities, and interactive media. Her most recent book, Designing Culture: The Technological Imagination at Work (2011), synthesizes and theorizes the links between her cultural studies scholarship and digital media projects. She is co-founder with Dr. Alexandra Juhasz of FemTechNet, a project in support of distributed open collaborative courses related to feminism, technology , and media arts.

Sponsored by the Center for Advanced Study; Center for Digital Inclusion at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science; Gender and Women’s Studies; the Graduate College/STIM Fund; the Illinois Informatics Institute; the Institute of Communications Research; Media and Cinema Studies; and the Office of Online and Continuing Education

Sept. 18: A New Deal for the Humanities symposium

Symposium: A New Deal For the Humanities 

Date: September 18th, 2013
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

For the complete schedule, see the event PDF.
Location: South Lounge, Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana

This event is free and open to the public.


About this event:
Non-instrumental disciplines, and the humanities in particular, seem increasingly marginalized in public universities, which have struggled in the past quarter century to respond to the collapse of state funding. Situating itself between the 150th anniversary of the first Morrill Act in 2012 and the 60th anniversary of the GI Bill in 2014, “A New Deal for the Humanities” seeks both to document a tradition of public investment in higher education and to galvanize a conversation on adapting the humanities for survival in the current landscape. Bringing together experts from several disciplinary backgrounds, we shall explore approaches to the humanities designed to meet the needs of twenty-first century publics broadly conceived. What kind of institutional models would allow liberal education to flourish on this century’s public research campuses?

Co-Sponsored by IPRH, Trowbridge Initiative in American Cultures, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Office of the Provost, and the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory.

More information at the event website: http://newdealhumanities.com/

Sept. 19-20: Textures of Technology: Film Production and Aesthetics symposium

Co-organizers Lilya Kaganovsky, Anna Stenport, Julie Turnock and the Unit for Criticism & Interpretive Theory
invite you to join
Textures of Technology: Film Production and Aesthetics
September 19-20
Levis Faculty Center

Keynote: Thursday, September 19, 8:00 p.m.:

Tom Gunning, Cinema and Media Studies, University of Chicago
“Cinema of Digits: The Elusive Touch, the Elusive Grasp”
Levis Faculty Center, 2nd floor

September 20th Panelists: Rosalind Galt (London), Jennifer Barker (Georgia State), James Lastra (Chicago), Scott MacKenzie (Queen’s, Canada), Lisa Bloom (UCLA), Margaret Flinn (Ohio State), and James Hodge (Northwestern)

Schedule is available at: http://criticism.english.illinois.edu/2013%20Fall%20pages/Textures_of_Technology_Schedule.html

Sept. 13-14: Digital Indigeneities: (Re)mediations, Old and New

The  American Indian Studies Program will be hosting the fall symposium “Digital Indigeneities: (Re)mediations, Old and New” on September 13-14, as part of their 2013 INTERSECT grant project.  Excerpted from the event summary:

“Fostering digital studies within global Indigenous studies helps prepare the next generation of students for this century’s research and pedagogical opportunities and challenges, and our symposium brings together Indigenous scholars, designers, and filmmakers from Aotearoa/New Zealand, Canada, and the United States to think through the implications of interdisciplinary approaches to media studies sited through gender, race, and settler colonialism.”

The majority of the symposium events will be held at the Asian American Cultural Center and more information is available at http://www.ais.illinois.edu/news/features/digital/index.html.

Sept. 30: NFAIS Humanities Roundtable

The National Federation of Advanced Information Sciences (NFAIS) will host the NFAIS Humanities Roundtable XII in Chicago, Illinois on Monday, September 30.

The event will feature leading speakers from humanities disciplines and the information sciences, including Professor Christopher Cantwell from the University of Missouri-Kansas City giving the keynote talk, “Digital Humanities, Digital Data” and Harriett Green, English and Digital Humanities Librarian at UIUC, speaking on humanities users and digital resources.

More information about on-site and virtual registration and event schedule for the NFAIS Humanities Roundtable  is available at  http://nfais.org/event?eventID=527.

HathiTrust Research Center Uncamp: Sept. 8-9


HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) UnCamp
A 1.5 Day Event
Sept 8-9, 2013
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
I Hotel and Conference Center


The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) is a unique collaborative research center launched jointly by Indiana University and the University of Illinois, along with the HathiTrust Digital Library, to help meet the technical challenges of dealing with massive amounts of digital text that researchers face by developing cutting-edge software tools and cyberinfrastructure to enable advanced computational access to the growing digital record of human knowledge.

The second annual HTRC UnCamp will be held in September 8-9, 2013 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The UnCamp is different: it is part hands-on coding and demonstration, part inspirational use-cases, part community building, and a part informational, all structured in the dynamic setting of an un-conference programming format. UnCamp will feature stellar keynote speakers including Matt Wilkens, who specializes in contemporary American fiction, and digital and computational literary studies at Notre Dame, and Christopher Warren, specialist in Renaissance literature as it relates to politics, law, international political thought, and intellectual history, at Carnegie Mellon.   New this year is a Scholarly Communication Office Hours.  The office hours is a pilot for user services: participants will have the option to sign up for individual consultation sessions with members of the UIUC library.

Who should attend?

The HTRC UnCamp is targeted to the digital humanities and informatics tool developers, researchers and librarians, and graduate students.


To make UnCamp as affordable as possible for you to attend, we have set registration at $100.00.  Please visit https://www.eventville.com/catalog/eventregistration1.asp?eventid=1010536 to register. Registration is due by August 31, 2013.

For more information: http://www.hathitrust.org/htrc_uncamp2013

If you have questions regarding the HTRC UnCamp please contact Megan Senseney, HTRC Project Coordinator:mfsense2@illinois.edu or 217-244-5574.

Looking forward to seeing you in Champaign!