LINGUIST List 8.803

Fri May 30 1997

FYI: Summer workshop, Conference list

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  1. Kristen L. Abbey, 1997 CETH Summer Workshop == Extended Application Deadline
  2. Peter White, June 97 Conference List

Message 1: 1997 CETH Summer Workshop == Extended Application Deadline

Date: Tue, 27 May 1997 12:10:38 -0400 (EDT)
From: Kristen L. Abbey <>
Subject: 1997 CETH Summer Workshop == Extended Application Deadline

1997 CETH Summer Workshop on SGML and the TEI: Making Text Work
July 27 to August 1, 1997
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

Due to continuing demand, the application deadline for the 1997 CETH
Summer Workshop has been extended to Monday, June 2. Applications
continue to be accepted on a rolling basis, but space is limited,
please do not delay.

"The CETH Summer Workshop will have both an introductory and an
advanced track. Plenary sessions will concentrate on topics that (we
believe) are worth coming to even for people who have heard them
discussed before. Breakout sessions in the advanced track will cover
topics that make no sense to beginners but which may be useful to
active users of TEI or other SGML tag sets. We think this will be the
first systematically planned *advanced* TEI instruction anywhere."

	--Gregory Murphy

The 1997 CETH Summer Workshop is an intensive, one-week course of
study that focuses on the application of SGML (the Standard
Generalized Markup Language) and the TEI (Text Encoding Initiative)
encoding scheme in the humanities. The Workshop is open to beginning
and advanced users alike. The goal is to provide in-depth coverage of
the fundamentals of electronic document markup, and issues related to
the use of SGML and the TEI in practice.

There will be opportunity for beginners to learn the basics of
document markup using SGML. A number of topical sessions aimed at all
levels of expertise will cover the use of the TEI core and additional
tag sets, document analysis, project management, and on- and off-line
delivery. Advanced users will have the opportunity to explore other
subjects, including, but not limited to: modifying and extending the
TEI DTD; designing hypertext and other forms of linking; working with
different character sets; and writing programs to support SGML.

Sessions will be evenly divided between lecture and hands-on work.
Participants will be encouraged to pursue work on their own projects
in supervised labs. Time will be allotted for one-on-one consultations
between participants and instructors. There will be a wide range of
commercial, free- and share-ware SGML software used in the classroom
and available for experimentation in the laboratory.


The CETH Summer Workshop will be held in the new Scholarly
Communications Center located in Alexander Library, on Rutgers'
historic College Avenue campus. The SCC's facilities include two labs
of 25 workstations each, and a lecture hall equiped with digital video
projection. Accommodation will be provided in Rutgers University
student housing facilities. All rooms are air conditioned, have
private bathrooms, and are a short walking distance from Alexander

Gregory Murphy, Text Systems Manager, CETH
Wendell Piez, Humanities Computing Specialist, CETH
Michael Sperberg-McQueen, editor-in-chief, Text Encoding Initiative;
senior research programmer, University of Illinois at Chicago;
co-coordinator, Model Editions Partnership

$595 nonstudents
$395 students
Fee includes tuition, use of computer facilities, workshop
documentation, opening reception, lunches (Monday-Friday), and a
closing banquet.

A limited number of scholarships will be available for graduate
students to defray the cost of tuition. These scholarships will not
cover accommodations. Unless you specify otherwise, all graduate
student applications will be considered for scholarships.

Accommodation is available in Rutgers University student housing
facilities at a cost of $25 per day for bed and breakfast.

Applications should consist of a cover sheet and a statement of
interest. Students applying for the reduced rate must include a
photocopy of their valid student ID. Email submissions are encouraged,
and must have the subject line "Summer Workshop Application."

The cover sheet must include:
*your name
*your position
*current institutional affiliation
*postal and email addresses
*telephone and fax numbers
*brief summary of computing experience

Your statement of interest should include:
*a synopsis of the project you would like to pursue during the
*how your participation in the workshop would be beneficial to your
teaching, research, advising or administrative work
*the extent of your computer experience

Application deadline: May 19, 1997
Notification of acceptance on a rolling basis

Send or fax applications to:

CETH Summer Workshop
169 College Avenue
New Brunswick NJ 08903

Fax: (908) 932-1386
Pamela Cohen
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities
169 College Avenue, New Brunswick NJ 08903
phone: (908) 932-1384 / fax: (908) 932-1386
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Message 2: June 97 Conference List

Date: Thu, 29 May 1997 10:26:47 +1000 (EST)
From: Peter White <>
Subject: June 97 Conference List

The June 1997 Conference List is now available at

Thanks to all who provided details of conferences.

Peter White
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