Dear all,

I would love to see a SIG for encoding both newspapers and periodical journals being established. I am currently encoding early 20th century Arabic monthly periodicals and would love to discuss the various issues that come up in the process. Unfortunately I won't be in Vienna either.

All the best,


Till Grallert
Research Associate
Orient-Institut Beirut <>
Digital Muqtabas <>
Project Jarāʾid: A Chronology of Nineteenth Century Arabic Periodicals <>

> On 25 Aug 2016, at 18:53, Sarah Ketchley <[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
> I'm using TEI to encode late 19th/early 20th century English language newspapers from Egypt. Very interested in continuing this discussion - maybe we can start a shared document off of the TEI mailing list to input emails and research interests?
> Sarah Ketchley, Ph.D
> Lecturer
> Egyptology | Digital Humanities
> Dept. Near Eastern Languages and Civilization | University of Washington
> @sarahketchley
> On Aug 25, 2016, 9:24 AM -0700, Laura Weakly <[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>>, wrote:
>> I have been using TEI to encode WWI-era magazines and would be interested in this discussion.
>> Laura
>> Laura Weakly
>> Center for Digital Research in the Humanities
>> 319 Love Library
>> University of Nebraska-Lincoln 68588-4100
>> From: "TEI (Text Encoding Initiative) public discussion list" <[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> on behalf of Lauren Coats <[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
>> Reply-To: Lauren Coats <[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
>> Date: Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 10:33 AM
>> To: "[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>" <[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
>> Subject: Re: TEI Newspapers?
>> I'm very interested in this topic, as well.  I've been working on a project using TEI to mark up mid-19C magazines.  I won't be in Vienna, but would be keen to join a virtual discussion and/or keep this thread going.
>> best,
>> Lauren
>> lauren coats
>> associate professor of english | lsu
>> director, digital scholarship lab | lsu libraries
>> editor, archive journal
>> On 8/24/2016 3:37 PM, Jack Orchard wrote:
>>> Very much a newcomer to this area, but I'm very interested in observing the evolution of a SIG, peripheral engagement with 18th Cent newspapers in my background if I can offer anything, just wanted to let you know I'm following this thread with interest.
>>> Jack Orchard
>>> Swansea University
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>> On Aug 24, 2016, at 9:42 PM, Elisabeth Burr <[log in to unmask]> <mailto:[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>> Dear both and all,
>>>> I would be very interested in a SIG on newspapers. We have been creating newspaper corpora for a long time now.
>>>> Could you / we be clear whether we are talking about (daily) newspapers or periodicals.
>>>> I am terribly sorry, but I will not be able to be in Vienna.
>>>> Best Elisabeth
>>>>> Am 24.08.2016 um 18:21 schrieb Clifford E. Wulfman:
>>>>> Dear Sinai,
>>>>> I would be very keen to discuss this in Vienna!  I’ve been tinkering away at various models for several years, as part of the Modernist Journals Project and the Blue Mountain Project; we even held a hackathon here at Princeton this past winter to talk a bit about it. I have lots of ideas, and LOTS of questions!
>>>>> —Cliff
>>>>>> On Aug 24, 2016, at 11:21 AM, Sinai Rusinek <[log in to unmask]> <mailto:[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>>>> Dear All,
>>>>>> Was there ever a thought about a SIG, a TEI Module or some other community discussion or resource on using XML-TEI for periodicals? If not, would you find it interesting? if not, why? and then, could we raise or discuss this over Ein Wiener Melange?
>>>>>> Thanks, and all best,
>>>>>> Sinai
>>>> --  
>>>> Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Burr
>>>> Lehrstuhl Französische / frankophone und italienische Sprachwissenschaft
>>>> Institut für Romanistik
>>>> Universität Leipzig
>>>> Beethovenstr. 15
>>>> D-04107 Leipzig
>>>> <> <> <> <> <> <>