Programming4Humanists - Spring 2018

An official course in the Programming4Humanists Series

This continuing education course and online webinar is offered by the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture - Texas A&M University

Encoding and Analyzing Digital Editions (TEI, TEI Schemas, XSLT, Python, and Gelph)
This course covers the same material as the Fall 2017 Programming4Humanists course, but with additional sessions on XSLT.

Participants should be familiar with TEI (coding protocols established by the Text Encoding Initiative). For those who need a TEI refresher, three 1.5 hour videos introducing TEI are available on the "Resources" page on the P4H website (, composed by Laura Estill and Laura Mandell.

During the semester, participants will learn:
  • how to structure a digital edition for maximum usability and display;
  • how to customize a TEI Schema;
  • how to use XSLT to transform TEI documents into text files, other xml files (including new TEI versions), HTML with css, and spreadsheets for loading into databases;
  • how to use XSLT and Python for analyzing data and extracting entities for NetworkX and Gephi;
  • how to use Gephi.

By the end of the semester, participants will have a complete sample digital edition, viewable online, with textual network analysis for the edition completed.

Registration Fees (Payment by Credit Card Only)

Texas A&M University Registrant: $0.00

Consortium* Registrant: $500.00 per person; $1,500 per program (up to 5 participants)

Non-Consortium Registrant: $750.00 per person; $2,500 per program (up to 5 participants)

*Texas Digital Humanities Consortium members: Southern Methodist University, Rice University, University of Houston, University of Texas-Austin, University of North Texas, Texas Tech University, Texas A&M University, and any Texas institution participating in TXDHC.

Registration closes at 5:00 pm (Central) on Wednesday, January 17, 2018.