For all you TEI users out there (with apologies for cross-posting):
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Subject: Submissions open for TEI-C MM and Conference
Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2017 13:48:51 -0400
From: Kathryn Tomasek <[hidden email]>
Reply-To: Kathryn Tomasek <[hidden email]>
To: [hidden email]
The Program Committee is pleased to announce that ConfTool is now open
to accept submissions for the 2017 Members Meeting and Conference of the
Text Encoding Initiative Consortium. The meeting will be held at the
University of Victoria, in British Columbia, Canada. Workshops are
scheduled for November 11 and 12, with the conference on November 13-15.
The cfp that is reproduced here can also be found on the conference
Call for Papers
The Program Committee is pleased to announce its call for proposals for
the 17th annual Conference and Members Meeting of the Text Encoding
Initiative Consortium (TEI), which will be held November 13-15, 2017, at
the University of Victoria, B.C., Canada; with workshops November 11-12.
This year's theme, Pedagogy and Praxis, is particularly apt since we are
meeting at the home of the widely celebrated Digital Humanities Summer
All TEI-related proposals for individual papers, panel sessions,
posters, and demonstrations are welcome. Special consideration will be
given to proposals related to this year's theme, Pedagogy and Praxis.
In teaching and learning TEI, we engage students in real research
partnerships, giving them opportunities to produce the editions they use
in the classroom. Yet materials for teaching TEI are still nascent and
consist mainly of project documentation, the TEI’s own introductory
materials, online tutorials, and collected examples. The crucial next
phase of DH work is training. Pedagogy is closely allied to praxis, the
ways in which ideas become digital objects. The majority of current
practitioners of TEI have acquired their skills in haphazard ways, via
what Diane Jakacki has called a “second education.” However, as the
tools and technologies have matured and the practices have become more
rigorous and theoretically-inflected, we have a disciplinary obligation
to develop equally rigorous and standardized training methods for new
learners. Our CFP therefore invites proposals that interrogate,
theorize, and model how we might best transform TEI standards into
collaborative knowledge construction. We encourage submissions that
describe pedagogical experiments (failed or successful), showcase tools
and materials that encoding classes will need, propose ways of embedding
encoding classes into current curricula, theorize the relationship
between TEI practice and classroom praxis, reflect on what collaboration
means in the pedagogical environment, describe partnerships between
classrooms and DH projects, and imagine future training opportunities.
Our conference theme thus foregrounds the development of skills and
activities of future scholars.
All submissions should include a title, an abstract, a brief biography
of all the author(s)/speaker(s), and up to five keywords.
Word counts apply to the text of the abstract, excluding titles,
biographies and keywords.
Speakers will be given 30 minutes each: 20 minutes for presentation, 10
minutes for discussion. Proposals should not exceed 300 words.
Panels will be given 90 minutes, which can be used flexibly to include,
for example, 3 individual papers followed by questions, or a roundtable
discussion. Panel proposals must include a list of speakers and their
Proposals for 3 papers should not exceed 3 x 300 words, plus a 200-word
introduction. Proposals for discussion panels should not exceed 600 words.
A “poster slam” session will be dedicated to poster presentations of 3
minutes each. Subsequently, poster presenters will have the chance to
tell interested parties more about their project during the poster
exhibition, where the audience can browse freely. Proposals for poster
presentations should not exceed 300 words.
A dedicated demonstration session will provide tool presenters with an
opportunity to show the tools they are working on and with. Tool
demonstrators will be given 15 minutes each: 10 minutes for
presentation, 5 minutes for questions. Proposals for tool demonstrations
should not exceed 300 words.
Workshops will be held before the conference, November 11-12, 2017. They
provide an opportunity for participants to work together on TEI-related
topics. Proposals for workshops should not exceed 800 words and must
* A brief outline of the proposed topic and its appeal to the TEI
* The duration of the proposed workshop or seminar (half day, full day)
* Any special requirements (e.g. laptops, projector, flipchart)
* A list of proposed workshop leader(s), with a brief biography of
Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
If you are interested in holding a SIG meeting during the conference,
please contact the local hosts to book a room: [hidden email]
The proposals must be submitted in English. The preferred conference
language is English. French is also possible.
Proposals must be submitted online via ConfTool:
https://www.conftool.net/tei2017/. If you have previously had an account
on the ConfTool system to submit to a prior TEI conference, your login
should still work.
You will need an account to submit a proposal. Participants of the 2016
TEI Conference and Members Meeting can re-use their ConfTool account.
The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2017.
All proposals will be peer-reviewed by the Program Committee.
Acceptances will be notified by June 17, 2017.
The deadline for submissions of the final abstracts is July 31, 2017.
Conference papers and posters will be considered for inclusion in the
peer-reviewed conference proceedings, edited as a special issue of the
Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative.
We look forward to reading your proposals and to seeing you in Victoria.
Kathryn Tomasek for the Program Committee
Associate Professor of History
Our Wheaton College was founded as a school for the higher education of
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