Constance Crompton, University of Ottawa
Lee Zickel, Case Western Reserve University
Emily Murphy, University of Victoria

Slides and Sample files

Click here for the workshop schedule and slides (pdf file, updated June 8, 2018. We’ll updates these over the week, so keep an eye on this space)

Click here for the coursepack (pdf file)

Click for here 2018DHSI_ClassFiles sample files (this is a zip file. On a Mac, double clicking should be enough to extract the files. On a PC you may have to right click and select “extract” to unzip the files, as your computer will let you see the files, but won’t let you edit them until they have been extracted). We will be using software called Oxygen Text Editor to work with xml files (that said, there are other xml editors out there. After the course, feel free to take others for a spin after the class). If you haven’t yet, take some time at lunch to work through instructions for installing Oxygen on your computer (storing it in either your Programs or Applications directory), that Lee sent around by email. Let us know if you get jammed up. We are here to help.


Learn the Markup Language of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI)

Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria
Women Writers Project Encoding Workshops, Northeastern University
TEI by Example
TEI Guidelines
TEI-encoded Projects
TEI listserv

Publish Your TEI

TEI Archiving Publishing and Access Service (TAPAS)

TEI-Encoded Projects

(This list is by no means exhaustive)

Standard Codes

ISO standard values for xml:lang attribute
list of character references. Hover over each reference to get the various numerical codes that refer to that character. Choose the one at the bottom of the list for that character that has an &# followed by three or four numbers and an ; . For example a sigma σ is &# followed by 963 and a ;


We would like to thank Syd Bauman and Julia Flanders for making their TEI teaching material freely available online and allowing it to be used under a creative commons license.