Engaging Students in the Creation of Electronic Editions

This “talk” session is envisioned as an opportunity to share experiences in using TEI in the classroom or working with students in the creation of electronic editions. Participants will be invited to briefly describe past, current, or future projects, and to consider questions such as the following:

  • What should be the goals of using TEI with students? Should our objectives be different when working with undergraduates and graduates?
  • How do we create projects that are manageable, in terms of size, difficulty, etc., in such a context?
  • How can we best communicate to colleagues and administrators the importance of this type of work?
  • What are some recommended approaches to building relationships between faculty in the Humanities/Social Sciences and in Computer and Information Science, in support of such projects?
  • How can we design and teach Digital Humanities courses in which both Humanities/Social Sciences and Computer and Information Science students will enroll and in which they can successfully collaborate?
  • What role can university libraries play?
  • How should ongoing editorial projects involving students best be managed, in terms of faculty oversight and resources?



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About Clayton McCarl

I am associate professor of Spanish and director (effective May 1, 2016) of International Studies at the University of North Florida. My research centers on colonial Latin America and the textual products of the Early Modern maritime world. I serve as interim chair of the UNF Digital Humanities Initiative (http://unfdhi.org/) and as director/general editor of coloniaLab (http://unfdhi.org/portfolio/colonialab), a collaborative workshop for the edition of colonial-era texts based at UNF.

3 Responses to Engaging Students in the Creation of Electronic Editions

  1. TEI projects, as scholarly resources that make primary sources available to the world beyond the classroom, may also benefit from external review as well as faculty oversight. I wonder what the best practices are for getting a thorough, external review of undergraduate student editions done in TEI.

  2. @glord may be interested in this proposal too. I love the idea that students become involved with creating/analyzing primary data for the greater scholarly/educational good. Thanks!

  3. I will forward the session description to Dr. Leah Rosenberg in the English Department. She and her students worked on creating digital scholarly editions of specific Caribbean literary texts. They didn’t use TEI but she may be interested in the session!

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