Introduction to TEI for scholarly texts

Introduction to TEI for scholarly texts
17 May 2021, 12.00pm - 21 May 2021, 3.00pm

Textual scholars and other philologists who want to learn about digital methods in their field for editing and publishing texts, may find this introductory workshop useful.

This short workshop will introduce the use of TEI (Text Encoding Initiative) XML for marking up literary and historical texts and critical editions. Delivered via a mix of asynchronous video tutorials and brief live sessions on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, we will offer basic instruction in encoding text editions in TEI using a standard XML editor. Participants will be able to choose between a couple of models of TEI usage (including EpiDoc for ancient texts, and modern multi-genre manuscripts), and have the opportunity practice the skills learned on their own texts (or some sample texts provided) and ask for help and feedback throughout the workshop as required. No prior experience in XML or coding is expected.

By the end of the workshop, students will have a working familiarity with TEI structures and vocabularies, and be able to articulate what models might be appropriate for specific editions.

Live sessions will be held from 2.00 - 3.00pm BST on Monday 17 May, Wednesday 19 May and Friday 21 May.


  • Full rate: £50
  • Concession (unwaged and unfunded): £20


  • Gabriel Bodard (Institute of Classical Studies / Digital Humanities Research Hub) 
  • Christopher Ohge (Institute of English Studies / Digital Humanities Research Hub)

All welcome

Booking is required and will close 1 week before the scheduled start date. The workshop will be held online with details about how to join being circulated via email to registered attendees in advance.


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