Dear colleagues,

The Program Committee is pleased to announce that ConfTool is now open to
accept submissions for the 2017 Members Meeting and Conference of the Text
Encoding Initiative Consortium. The meeting will be held at the University
of Victoria, in British Columbia, Canada. Workshops are scheduled for
November 11 and 12, with the conference on November 13-15.

The cfp that is reproduced here can also be found on the conference website
Call for Papers

The Program Committee is pleased to announce its call for proposals for the
17th annual Conference and Members Meeting of the Text Encoding Initiative
Consortium (TEI), which will be held November 13-15, 2017, at the
University of Victoria, B.C., Canada; with workshops November 11-12.

This year's theme, Pedagogy and Praxis, is particularly apt since we are
meeting at the home of the widely celebrated Digital Humanities Summer

All TEI-related proposals for individual papers, panel sessions, posters,
and demonstrations are welcome. Special consideration will be given to
proposals related to this year's theme, Pedagogy and Praxis.

In teaching and learning TEI, we engage students in real research
partnerships, giving them opportunities to produce the editions they use in
the classroom. Yet materials for teaching TEI are still nascent and consist
mainly of project documentation, the TEI’s own introductory materials,
online tutorials, and collected examples. The crucial next phase of DH work
is training. Pedagogy is closely allied to praxis, the ways in which ideas
become digital objects. The majority of current practitioners of TEI have
acquired their skills in haphazard ways, via what Diane Jakacki has called
a “second education.” However, as the tools and technologies have matured
and the practices have become more rigorous and theoretically-inflected, we
have a disciplinary obligation to develop equally rigorous and standardized
training methods for new learners. Our CFP therefore invites proposals that
interrogate, theorize, and model how we might best transform TEI standards
into collaborative knowledge construction. We encourage submissions that
describe pedagogical experiments (failed or successful), showcase tools and
materials that encoding classes will need, propose ways of embedding
encoding classes into current curricula, theorize the relationship between
TEI practice and classroom praxis, reflect on what collaboration means in
the pedagogical environment, describe partnerships between classrooms and
DH projects, and imagine future training opportunities. Our conference
theme thus foregrounds the development of skills and activities of future

All submissions should include a title, an abstract, a brief biography of
all the author(s)/speaker(s), and up to five keywords.

Word counts apply to the text of the abstract, excluding titles,
biographies and keywords.
Individual papers

Speakers will be given 30 minutes each: 20 minutes for presentation, 10
minutes for discussion. Proposals should not exceed 300 words.
Panel sessions

Panels will be given 90 minutes, which can be used flexibly to include, for
example, 3 individual papers followed by questions, or a roundtable
discussion. Panel proposals must include a list of speakers and their

Proposals for 3 papers should not exceed 3 x 300 words, plus a 200-word
introduction. Proposals for discussion panels should not exceed 600 words.

A “poster slam” session will be dedicated to poster presentations of 3
minutes each. Subsequently, poster presenters will have the chance to tell
interested parties more about their project during the poster exhibition,
where the audience can browse freely. Proposals for poster presentations
should not exceed 300 words.

A dedicated demonstration session will provide tool presenters with an
opportunity to show the tools they are working on and with. Tool
demonstrators will be given 15 minutes each: 10 minutes for presentation, 5
minutes for questions. Proposals for tool demonstrations should not exceed
300 words.

Workshops will be held before the conference, November 11-12, 2017. They
provide an opportunity for participants to work together on TEI-related
topics. Proposals for workshops should not exceed 800 words and must

   - A brief outline of the proposed topic and its appeal to the TEI
   - The duration of the proposed workshop or seminar (half day, full day)
   - Any special requirements (e.g. laptops, projector, flipchart)
   - A list of proposed workshop leader(s), with a brief biography of each

Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

If you are interested in holding a SIG meeting during the conference,
please contact the local hosts to book a room: [log in to unmask]

The proposals must be submitted in English. The preferred conference
language is English. French is also possible.
Submission Procedure

Proposals must be submitted online via ConfTool: If you have previously had an account on
the ConfTool system to submit to a prior TEI conference, your login should
still work.

You will need an account to submit a proposal. Participants of the 2016 TEI
Conference and Members Meeting can re-use their ConfTool account.

The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2017.

All proposals will be peer-reviewed by the Program Committee. Acceptances
will be notified by June 17, 2017.

The deadline for submissions of the final abstracts is July 31, 2017.
Conference Proceedings

Conference papers and posters will be considered for inclusion in the
peer-reviewed conference proceedings, edited as a special issue of the
Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative.

We look forward to reading your proposals and to seeing you in Victoria.


Kathryn Tomasek for the Program Committee

Kathryn Tomasek
Associate Professor of History
Wheaton College
Norton, Massachusetts

Our Wheaton College was founded as a school for the higher education of
women in 1834.
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