Graz DH/Rare Book School CfP

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September 18, 2022
Subject Fields: 
Digital Humanities, Historic Preservation, Library and Information Science, Research and Methodology, Teaching and Learning

Call for Participation: Digitizing the Materiality of the Premodern Book

A four-day workshop hosted by University of Graz from 23-26 November 2022

The foundational skills at the intersection of digitization, bibliography, and the Digital Humanities are crucial for many scholars, yet instruction frequently only covers one maybe two of these intersecting aspects. For example, use of the Text Encoding Initiative XML standard is increasingly the norm in digital scholarly editing, but many individuals working with textual materials do not have access to relevant scholarly training in DH. Conversely, many DH departments, lack rare book specialists. The goal of this workshop is to create one succinct class where students will learn the necessary skills for understanding how the materiality of pre-modern books can be digitized and provide a foundation for putting those skills into practice. After attending this workshop, students will understand the fundamentals of digitization and how books and manuscripts are described in the TEI, including the msdescription and transcription modules.

The application deadline is 18 September 2022.

More details and instructions for applying can be found here: