Digital Humanities: Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants

Period of Performance

10/1/2012 - 9/30/2013

Funding Totals

$49,929.00 (approved)
$31,507.35 (awarded)

ANGLES: A web-based XML Editor

FAIN: HD-51573-12

University of Maryland, College Park (College Park, MD 20742-5141)
James Grant Dickie (Project Director: October 2011 to July 2012)
Trevor Muñoz (Project Director: July 2012 to May 2014)

The further development of a web-based editing tool for scholarly editors and students to use to prepare humanities texts with markup based on the Text Encoding Initiative.

ANGLES: A web-based XML Editor proposes a bridge between humanities centers who have greater resources to program scholarly software and the scholars who form the core user community for such software through their teaching and research. We propose a solution to the adoption gap that has developed between scholars with digital materials and technical developers designing the applications scholars are using in their research. By combining the model of intensive code development (a.k.a. the "code sprint") with testing and feedback by domain experts gathered at nationally recognized disciplinary conferences, we will develop a web-based editor for working with XML markup through engagement with the large and active community of scholars, teachers and developers who work with the TEI.