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Digital MItford Coding School: June 22 – 26, 2022 at Penn State Erie

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      Elisa Beshero-Bondar

      We are eager to invite you to the Digital Mitford Coding <wbr />School from 22 – 26 June 2022 at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College on the shores of Lake Erie. I hope you’ll share this announcement with anyone you know who might benefit. For more information and the online registration form, please visit https://bit.ly/DigMit-<wbr />Coding-2022  . We’re reviving the in-person coding “camp” for our first in-person meeting since 2019, pre-pandemic.

      The Coding School is a distinctive learning opportunity because it is part of an annual face-to-face summit for our project’s editing team to brush up on project methods and make major decisions. We’re a project that applies TEI to editing letters and literary works by 19th-century author Mary Russell Mitford. For details, see https://digitalmitford.org<wbr /> and our project documentation and TEI ODD at https://digitalmitford.<wbr />github.io/DM_documentation/ . We’ve realized that teaching and learning the TEI is often best done from within the working context of a project, so we offer our Coding School so participants can gain perspective on our workflow and methods and what has been working and what we’ve needed to change over the years.  Participants at our Coding School “camp” have a window into ongoing project operations, and each time we meet, we feature something distinctive to share. This year we’re concentrating on some specific manuscript editing challenges, to do with representing handwritten text on the published pages of a diary with printed literary quotes matched to calendar dates.

      Each year we offer opportunities for interested new, beginning, or ongoing textual scholars to learn digital scholarly editing with us by working with Digital Mitford materials. Those especially interested in Mary Russell Mitford (or our cluster of related topics on women writers, theaters, annuals, life-writing, and publishing contexts from the 18th and 19th centuries) have an opportunity to join our editing team after our Coding School experience. You can be new to textual scholarship and digital work, and just have a project you’re thinking about, and you’ll gain helpful perspective from the group at the Coding School. Some participants in the coding school with interests in women’s writing in “the long 18th- and  19th-centuries” apply to join our editing team. Others find it useful for launching and developing their own projects.

      I hope I’ll see you at my campus for this year’s coding school! Please write to me off list (eeb4 at psu.edu) if you have questions.  Elisa

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