If so, do you know about Extensible Markup Language (XML), the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI), or Geographic Information Systems (GIS)?
If not, you may be missing innovative ways to pursue your scholarship! XML, TEI, and GIS are just three approaches that can be used to produce enriched readings and analyses of texts and data.
To this end, the Summer Research Lab on Russia, East Europe and Eurasia (http://www.reec.uiuc.edu/srl/srl.html) at the Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, invites scholars to the 2005 Slavic Digital Text Workshop: Strategies for Humanists & Social Scientists, to be held July 5-8.
Geared toward beginners, the workshop will have hands-on sessions addressing:
methods for creating digital texts (highlighting the application of Optical Character Recognition, or OCR, for texts in Cyrillic)
encoding humanities and social science texts using XML and TEI
using GIS to visualize data through mapping
In addition, Slavic scholars will give presentations on their work and show the depth of analysis that is possible when humanists and social scientists apply technology to their research.
Interested? Act soon! The deadline for free housing grants is April 15, but later applications will be accepted. For details on registration, visit the workshop website (web address provided below). If you have questions, please contact Patricia Hswe, the Slavic Digital Humanities Fellow (e-mail address follows) at UIUC, off-list.
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