North Florida Editorial Workshop
The North Florida Editorial Workshop (NFEW) engages students in the transcription and digital publishing of archival materials related to the history of the region. NFEW teaches students the theory and practice of digital textual editing, a scholarly process that challenges participants to think critically about written materials, analyze how we construct narratives, develop research skills, and play an active role in the preservation and transmission of cultural heritage material. The work of NFEW fits within the sphere of multidisciplinary activity most prominently represented in the United States by the Association for Documentary Editing and the Society for Textual Scholarship. We employ TEI-XML, the standard for textual encoding in the humanities, created and maintained by the international TEI Consortium. This ongoing project is associated with the course DIG3152 Introduction to Electronic Textual Editing, and is possible through the support of the UNF Thomas G. Carpenter Library Special Collections and the Center for Instruction and Research Technology. To date, NFEW has also partnered the Jacksonville Historical Society Archives, the PK Yonge Library of Florida History, and the St. Augustine Historical Society Research Library.
|| Project leader Clayton McCarl is an associate professor of Spanish and Digital Humanities. His research focuses on the textual products of the Early Modern maritime world and digital approaches to the study of colonial Latin America. He directs coloniaLab and is co-leader of the Alliance for Digital Research on Early Latin America.