Please join us next Friday, October 27, at 3 p.m. in the Hatfield Room for our sixth Faculty Colloquium of this semester and the second in our Pedagogy/Digital Humanities series.
Presenter: Gaetano DeLeonibus, Professor of French and Francophone Studies
Title: “Digitizing André Breton’s 17th-Century Carib-French Dictionary”
I attended a week-long intensive workshop (June 5-9, 2017), “Text Encoding Fundamentals and their Application,” an introduction to the theory and practice of encoding texts for the humanities. More specifically, the workshop introduced the non-initiate to the philosophy, theory, and practicalities of encoding original texts in XML (Extensible Markup Language) using the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Guidelines. During the workshop, I began to encode several pages of a 17th-century Carib-French dictionary with the XML Editor Oxygen.
This presentation will first give an overview of Breton’s dictionary, then delve into my experience at the workshop, and describe the use I’ve been making of the text and project in FREN 336.
Students are welcome and treats will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there.
Ellen Eisenberg and Bill Kelm
Faculty Colloquium Coordinators