Courtesy of UNF Special Collections and Archives


As part of the UNF College of Arts and Sciences Spring 2018 “Black Jacksonville” event, the digital editing project “Editing the Eartha M.M. White Collection” will offer a three-day Digital Humanities workshop. Participants will first explore the life and work of Eartha M.M. White and the archive of related materials held within Special Collections in the Thomas G. Carpenter Library at UNF. They will then transcribe and encode materials from this collection using TEI-XML, the international standard today for electronic textual work in the Humanities. The materials prepared by participants will be incorporated into an online archive that is currently under development.

This opportunity is open to all UNF students, faculty and staff, but space is limited. Please register at (registering here for the 3/7 session automatically registers you for the 3/14 and 3/28 sessions).

For more information, please contact Clayton McCarl, associate professor of Spanish and interim chair, UNF Digital Humanities Initiative, or Susan Williams, history major and project intern.


Wed. 3/7, 10 am-noon. Building 15/Room 1105. Introduction to Eartha M.M. White, the history of the Eartha M.M. White Collection at UNF, installing and using the oXygen XML editor, the basics of TEI-XML and the editorial criteria for our project, work session with selected documents.

Wed. 3/14, 10 am-noon. Building 15/Room 1105. Work session, involving transcription and encoding of selected documents, proofreading and validating of XML.

Wed. 3/28, 11:00 am-noon. Special Collections and Archives Reading Room, Thomas G. Carpenter Library. Synthesis session, at which participants discuss the documents they edited and their experience of this process.

Project documentation for Spring 2018 workshop