Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 6, No. 0480.  Wednesday, 14 June 1995.
(1)     From:   Bernice W. Kliman <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Monday, 12 Jun 1995 20:41:20 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Call for papers
(2)     From:   Eric Dahlin <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Tuesday, 13 Jun 95 11:11:45 PDT
        Subj:   TEI Workshop
From:           Bernice W. Kliman <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 12 Jun 1995 20:41:20 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:        Call for papers
                            Call for Papers
                     SHAKESPEARE  AT  KALAMAZOO
                Thirty-first International Congress on Medieval Studies
                        Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 2-6, 1995
SHAKESPEARE AT KALAMAZOO has organized programs at the International Congress
since 1989.  Two sessions have been proposed for the 31st Congress in 1995,
both devoted to papers specifically relating Shakespeare to the broader canvas
of cultural history.
Session 1:  Shakespeare in the Tradition of the Performing Arts
Session 2:  Shakespeare and Cultural Continuity
Papers for Session 1 should explore evidence in Shakespeare's play of medieval
ideas of theater and of medieval practices and dramaturgical conventions.
Papers for Session 2 should focus on the representation in Shakespeare's play
of late medieval and early modern cultural trends. Papers are invited from
scholars in teh fields of art history, music, folklore, history, philosophy,
theater history, the history fo science, law, and more--as well as literature,
both English and continental.
The Congress on Medieval Studies provides a unique milue for an exchange of
insights on Shakespeare's place in the continuum of culture.
For further information, please contact 1996 program organizer Michael Shapiro,
208 English Building, University of Illinois, 608 South Wright St., Urbana, IL
61801, FAX 217-333-4321/e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
He will accept abstracts for papers that can be delivered in 20 minutes.
Note: please cross-post this announcement on any other relevant lists.
Thank you very much
From:           Eric Dahlin <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 13 Jun 95 11:11:45 PDT
Subject:        TEI Workshop
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A Tutorial Introduction to the Text Encoding Initiative
A workshop to be held at ACH/ALLC '95 in Santa Barbara
The organizers of ACH/ALLC '95 are pleased to announce a pre-conference
workshop on the Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines.
  Title:  Text Encoding for Information Interchange:  A Tutorial
          Introduction to the Text Encoding Initiative
  Date:   10 July 1995, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  Place:  UCSB Microcomputer Laboratory
  Instructors:  C. M. Sperberg-McQueen, Lou Burnard, David Chesnutt
  Registration fee:  $50
This workshop will introduce the encoding scheme recommended by the Text
Encoding Initiative (TEI) in its Guidelines for Text Encoding and Interchange.
The main focus will be on introducing the tag set defined in the Guidelines,
but the context within which the TEI Guidelines were developed and general
problems of text markup will also be addressed.
Topics to be covered include:
1. General Principles of Text Markup:  What is markup for?
    Varieties of markup; effect of markup.  What are electronic texts
    for?  Markup and interpretation.  Markup as a means of enabling
    intelligent retrieval.
2.  Basics of SGML:   What it is and isn't; the case for using it.
    Basic SGML syntax for the document instance (tags, entity
    references, comment declarations).  Examination and explication of
    simple examples.
3.  Document Analysis:  What document analysis is, and why it is an
    essential part of any e-text project.  Phases of document analysis.
    Group document analysis of a sample text.
4.  Basics of the TEI:  origins and goals of the TEI, overall
    organization of the TEI encoding scheme, basic structural notions
    of the TEI DTD and the pizza model:  the base, additional, and core
    tag sets, and how they may be extended, modified, and documented;
    group tagging of the sample document.
5.  Hands-on Session:  introduction to standard commercial or
    public-domain SGML-aware editor.
6. Putting the TEI into Practice:  types of software available for
    SGML, how the adoption of TEI encoding affects the practical work
    of an e-text project, and a review of where to go for further
The Text Encoding Initiative
The Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) is an international cooperative research
effort, the goal of which is to define a set of generic Guidelines for the
representation of all kinds of textual materials in electronic form, in such a
way as to enable researchers in any discipline to interchange texts and
datasets in machine readable form, independently of the software or hardware in
use, and also independently of the particular application for which such
electronic resources are used.  The first full version of the TEI Guidelines
was published in May, 1994, after six years of development in Europe and the
US.  It takes the form of a substantial reference manual, documenting a modular
and extensible SGML document type definition (DTD), which can be used to
describe electronic encodings of all kinds of texts, of all times and in all
languages.  It is sometimes said that the Standard Generalized Markup Language
(SGML:  ISO 8879) provides only the syntax for  text markup; the TEI aims to
provide a semantics.
Computer-aided research now crosses many political, linguistics, temporal, and
disciplinary boundaries;  the TEI Guidelines have been designed to be applied
to texts in any language, from any period, in any genre, encoded for research
of any kind.  As far as possible, the Guidelines eschew controversy; where
consensus has not been established, only very general recommendations are made.
 The object is to help the researcher make his or her position explicit, not to
dictate what that position should be.
Viewed as a standard, the TEI scheme attempts to occupy the middle ground.  It
offers neither a single all-embracing encoding scheme, solving all problems
once for all, nor an unstructured collection of tag sets.  Rather it offers an
extensible framework containing a common core of features, a choice of
frameworks or bases, and a wide variety of optional additions for specific
application areas.  Somewhat light-heartedly, we refer to this as the Chicago
Pizza model (in which the customer chooses a particular base -- say deep dish
or whole crust -- and adds the toppings of his or her choice), by contrast with
both the Chinese menu or laissez-faire approach (which allows for any
combinations of dishes, even the ridiculous) and the set meal approach, in
which you must have the entire menu.
Materials and Presenters
All participants will be provided with a printed introductory summary guide to
the TEI scheme, and supporting materials on PC disks, including full versions
of the TEI DTDs, public domain SGML software and sample TEI texts.  Subject to
availability, participants may be able to acquire the CD-ROM of the TEI
Guidelines at a discounted price.
The tutorial will be taught by three instructors:  C. M. Sperberg-McQueen
(Computer Center, University of Illinois at Chicago), Lou Burnard (Oxford
University Computing Services), and David Chesnutt (Dept. of History,
University of South Carolina).
Registration Form
(please return before July 1, 1995)
TEI Tutorial
University of California, Santa Barbara
Monday, July 10, 1995
9 am to 4 pm
UCSB Microcomputer Laboratory
Fee $50
Registration for the TEI Tutorial will take place in the lobby of Anacapa Hall
on Monday, July 10, from 8 to 10 am.
Those staying on-campus at UCSB during ACH/ALLC '95 and wishing to arrive early
for the purpose of attending the TEI Tutorial may check in after noon on Sunday
and stay an additional night for $29 double or $42 single, no meals included.
Meals may be purchased separately.
Payment of Fees:
Payment in U.S. Dollars may be made by:
     Personal Check
     Money Order
     Bank Check
[Checks must be drawn on a U.S. Bank and should be made payable to U.C.
     Credit Card: VISA or MASTERCARD
     International Wire Transfer (in U.S. Dollars) from
     your bank to:
     Bank of America
     San Francisco Commercial Banking, Office (#1499)
     555 California Street, 2nd Floor
     San Francisco, CA  94104
     Account #07805-00030
     Regents of University of California
     Santa Barbara.  Reference: ACH/ALLC
[If using this latter method of payment; please add an additional $10 to the
total to cover the bank's fee for this service.]
Payment (please check appropriate box):
___ Personal Check
___ Money Order
___ Bank check is enclosed
___ Wire Transfer [please enclosed a copy of the
    wire transfer receipt with your registration]
Please charge to my credit card:
___ MasterCard
___ Visa
    Credit Card #:
    Expiration Date:
Please complete and return this form with your remittance to:
     TEI Tutorial, ACH/ALLC '95
     c/o Campus Conference Services
     University of California
     Santa Barbara, CA  93106-6120
     Phone: (805) 893-3072
     Fax: (805) 893-7287
     E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
For questions regarding accommodations and registration,
please contact:
     Sally Vito
     Phone: (805) 893-3072
     E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Please check applicable items below
___ $50 fee for TEI Tutorial
___ $29 On-campus housing, double occupancy
___ $42 On-campus housing, single occupancy
___ Total

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