The Center for Hellenic Studies would like to announce, and invite
applications for, a Summer Workshop on Electronic Publication, to be
held in Washington, DC, from June 23 through June 29, 2003.
The workshop will allow Classicists at any stage of their careers to
spend a week exploring new technologies, learning best practices, and
sharing ideas with each other, the CHS faculty and staff, and invited
leaders in the field of electronic publication in Classics.
The focus of the week will be the promise of XML, the Text Encoding
Initiative's standards for self-describing humanist texts, ways of
bringing XML to readers via the web, the Unicode standard for Greek,
and building interrelationships between projects toward a distributed
and networked library for Classics.
Persons interested in attending should have some initial awareness of
the basic technologies used for online publication and an interest in
expanding their knowledge via some particular project.
The CHS will provide housing for the week, all breakfasts and lunches,
a reception at the outset, one formal dinner, and some informal
dinners; participants should expect to provide some dinners for
The CHS cannot provide travel funds, for which participants are asked
to apply to their home institutions. Under extraordinary circumstances,
however, the CHS may be able to contribute to travel expenses.
Interested scholars should send a letter of application and CV by
e-mail (with "Summer Workshop" in the subject-line, please) to Ross
Scaife ([log in to unmask]) by February 12th, 2003. The letter should
explain the applicant's reason for applying. This explanation can be
more or less specific, but should focus on a desire to do serious work
with texts in electronic media; the texts in question can be primary
sources or secondary works of scholarship, but should not be limited to
use in the classroom.
Applicants should expect to hear back from the Center by March 1, 2003.
Upon acceptance, the CHS will provide a formal letter of invitation
that may help secure funding from home institutions.
Please forward this announcement to anyone who may be interested.