Dear list,

I am wondering why there is no tag to store information about race or ethnicity to describe a person using <person>. 

The TEI counts with specific elements such as <faith> and <sex> and also more vague elements such as <trait> and <state>. 

How are we supposed to encode this *basic* of information? Is it recommended the use of <trait>, <note type=“race”> or maybe I should just extend the vocabulary on my own?


Dr. Antonio Rojas Castro
Researcher, Cologne Center for eHumanities
Communication coordinator, EADH