Information Sessions for New Electronic Textual Editing Course, Summer A 2016

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DIG3990 Editing Eartha White Archives

UNF students, faculty and staff are invited to attend two open house sessions to learn more about DIG3990 Introduction to Electronic Textual Editing, an experimental Digital Humanities course that will be offered for the first time in Summer A 2016. In this experimental, workshop-style course, students will create a digital archive of the personal papers and correspondence of Eartha M. M. White (1876-1974), a key figure in the African American history of Jacksonville. Course participants will learn how to encode electronic texts using TEI-XML, working directly with rare documents in the Special Collections of the Thomas G. Carpenter Library. No previous experience with archival research or XML encoding is required, and the course has no prerequisites. This is an interdisciplinary project of the UNF Digital Humanities Initiative (, with the support of the Thomas G. Carpenter Library; the Center for Instruction and Research Technology (CIRT); Information Technology Services (ITS); and the departments of English; History; Languages, Literatures and Cultures; Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work; and the School of Computing.


The information sessions will be held in Special Collections on the first floor of the Thomas G. Carpenter Library on Wed., March 23, 11:30-12:30, and Thurs., March 24, 11:30-12:30. Anyone interested may stop by at their convenience during these times. The open house events will be an opportunity to meet Dr. Clayton McCarl, who will teach the course, and Dr. Aisha Johnson-Jones, Head of Special Collections and Archives, who will serve as guest lecturer. Attendees will also have a chance to learn more about the methods and materials to be used in the course.


For more information, please contact Clayton McCarl,

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