Digital Humanities Opportunity: XQuery Summer Institute

Vanderbilt University invites you to participate in a summer seminar for humanities scholars working with XML documents (such as TEI, EAD, or VRA-CORE).

The XQuery Summer Institute is designed for scholars with basic experience marking up texts who would like to acquire advanced skills in how to query and computationally analyze XML documents.

We welcome applications from archivists, faculty members, librarians, alt-ac professionals, and advanced graduate students. Over the course of two weeks, we will teach you how to program in XQuery, a language designed for querying and manipulating XML documents. You will leave the Institute knowing how to maximize the value of your XML encoding.

The Institute will take place from Monday, June 9 to Friday, June 20 in 2014 on the campus of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. It will be led by six instructors with experience in the digital humanities (see http://xqueryinstitute.org/instructors), including Jonathan Robie, Lead Editor of the XQuery and XPath specifications at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

There are no registration costs to the Institute thanks to generous support from the Office of Digital Humanities at the National Endowment for the Humanities (see the announcement of Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities http://www.neh.gov/divisions/odh/grant-news/announcing-3-institutes-advanced-topics-awards-july-2013). We will also provide subventions for participants’ travel, lodging, and meals. Participation is limited to twelve. Applications are due by February 14, 2014.

Please join us! Take your XML skills to the next level in Nashville this summer. For information about the Institute and the application process, see http://xqueryinstitute.org/. Questions? Please email Clifford Anderson, Director for Scholarly Communications, at Vanderbilt University: clifford.anderson@vanderbilt.edu.