Call for Applications / Оголошення про подачу заявок


Small grants program for scholars affected by war in Ukraine

e-editiones and the TEI Consortium in collaboration with Archives Online and JinnTec announce a small grant program aiming to help scholars of Ukrainian cultural heritage to continue their work that has been disrupted by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. We urge other institutions to support this call so we can offer funding for more of our colleagues affected by the war.

Who is eligible?

Any scholar who had to leave Ukraine or relocate within Ukrainian territory because of the war and is working on sources broadly conceived as textual cultural heritage and plans to make data and results openly available.

What is offered?

  • Initial funding ranging between 500 and 2000 EUR to support the continuation of research work on materials related to cultural heritage available in TEI
  • Help with encoding and other conceptual aspects of a digital edition
  • Technical support in converting data sources into the TEI Standard and/or publishing them as a digital edition online
  • Hosting of the edition for at least 3 years on Sources Online servers

How to apply?

Please send a brief description of the project and its current state to Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. The number of grants awarded will depend on the funding contributions we will be able to secure, the confirmed initial pool is 10 000 EUR. Please include a description of your personal situation and why you should be eligible.

How can I contribute?

If you or your organization would like to contribute funds or services to this initiative, please email with details. Individuals are encouraged to donate via PayPal. e-editiones is registered as a non-profit society in Switzerland.


  • SAGW (Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Science)

Archives Online

Програма малих грантів для вчених, які постраждали від війни в Україні

e-editiones та Консорціум TEI у співпраці з Archives Online і JinnTec
оголошують програму невеликих грантів, спрямовану на допомогу
дослідникам української культурної спадщини, щоб ті могли продовжувати
свою роботу, перервану вторгненням Росії в Україну. Ми закликаємо інші
установи підтримати цей звернення, щоб ми могли запропонувати
фінансування для більшої кількості наших колег, що постраждали від

Хто має право?

Будь-який науковець, який був змушений виїхати з України чи переїхати
в межах української території через війну і працює над джерелами, що
широко розуміються як текстова культурна спадщина та планує викласти
дані та результати у відкритому доступі.

Що пропонується?

  • Початкове фінансування від 500 до 2000 євро для підтримки
    продовження науково-дослідницької роботи над матеріалами, що
    стосуються культурної спадщини, доступними в TEI
  • Допомога з кодуванням та іншими концептуальними аспектами цифрового видання
  • Технічна підтримка перетворення джерел даних у стандарт TEI та/або
    їх публікація у вигляді цифрового видання в Інтернеті
  • Хостинг видання не менше 3 років на серверах Sources Online

Як подати заявку?

Будь ласка, надішліть короткий опис проекту та його поточний стан на
адресу Заявки розглядатимуться на постійній
Кількість наданих грантів залежатиме від фінансових внесків, які ми
зможемо забазпечити, при підтвердженому початковому бюджеті 10000
євро. Будь ласка додайте опис вашої особистої ситуації та обгрунтуйте,
чому ваша кандидатура має бути розглянута позитивно.

Як я можу зробити свій внесок?

Якщо ви або ваша організація бажаєте внести кошти чи послуги на
користь цієї ініціативи, будь ласка, напишіть деталі на адресу
Фізичним особам пропонується робити пожертви через PayPal. e-editiones
є зареєстровані як некомерційна організація у Швейцарії.

Archives Online

Call for Proposals $$$ Big Prizes $$$

We are thrilled and deeply honoured that e-editiones has been awarded the 2021 TEI Community Prize. We would like to reinvest the funds into a community challenge, with its own big prizes!

Many users explore the possibilities of TEI by looking at TEI Publisher’s Featured Demos collection. Very often they use the provided encoding examples and re-use code snippets to build their own custom edition. We are aware how important it is for the community to have an extensive set of high quality examples covering the various domains, languages, and research approaches. While highly praised, the examples available in TEI Publisher so far cover only a limited range of applications and represent only a small selection of what can be done. To extend this collection we desperately need you—the experts in the field!

E-editiones encourages everyone to propose examples which could serve as a model or blueprint for other users working on digital editions. If you have something in mind, please send a short proposal to the e-editiones board, briefly describing the source material you’d like to make available, major points of interest regarding the TEI encoding (or an encoded sample), as well as the features, techniques, or area of research you would like to demonstrate with it. If the board agrees on incorporating your example, you will receive 500 Swiss Francs as compensation for your preparation effort, and we’ll help you with technical questions you may have along the way.

Finished examples will include the source TEI under a license allowing redistribution, an ODD for display, and, where necessary, an HTML template. We in particular look for examples covering one or more of the following areas:

  • The sample TEI material is from a domain or focuses on research topics not yet covered by TEI Publisher examples.
  • It demonstrates one or more particular features of the TEI Processing Model and TEI Publisher in a way other users can learn from. For example, ODD processing model rules, a special use of components in an HTML template, or well-designed, high quality print output.
  • It covers languages or scripts not currently represented in TEI Publisher, especially RTL or CJK languages. We would appreciate if this could be accompanied by a translation into one of the European languages to make the example easier to interpret for users unfamiliar with a particular script.

The first 5 proposals accepted will receive 500 Swiss Francs each upon delivery of the complete sample. For the first round, proposals should be submitted to the board via email ( until Dec. 10, 2021.

Newsletter 2021/1

2021-02-02, Andreas
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We’re happy to send our first newsletter covering the past year of activities and developments within e-editiones and would like to encourage institutions or individuals who are not yet members to join forces.

e-editiones as a Society

The e-editiones society was founded on 4 May 2020 by more than 20 international partners. Our institutional members are academies, archives and libraries, edition projects and their sponsors, as well as companies. Among individual members we are proud to count archivists, librarians, editors, researchers from the (digital) humanities, and software developers. After our first attempt to obtain a non-profit association status from the St. Gallen tax office failed, e-editiones was recognized as a non-profit association with tax exemption, following an amendment to the statutes (5th November 2020). A huge thanks to the Karl Barth Foundation for generously sponsoring the necessary legal advice. Building on these foundations and developments and events listed below, our still young society is off to a great start. We hope to broaden the community and increase our membership in 2021.

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2020 Events

e-editiones organized various meetings and workshops in 2020 for members and the wider community to get to know each other and exchange ideas.


  • 04.05.2020: Virtual foundation of e-editions and first community event for members
  • 18.05.2020: First Public Community Event: Presentation of e-editiones by Andreas Kränzle with a short introduction to TEI Publisher for digital editions by Wolfgang Meier, discussion moderated by Joe Wicentowski Video
  • 20.10.2020: TEI «Vanilla» by Magdalena Turska Report


  • Three-part online Course: Learn TEI Publisher by Wolfgang Meier
    • Learn TEI Publisher 1: «Stay Home Learn TEI Publisher From Scratch» , 8th Jun 2020 Video
    • Learn TEI Publisher 2, 15th Jun 2020 Video
    • Learn TEI Publisher 3, 22nd Jun 2020 Video
  • Music is in the air – MEI and TEI Publisher by Giuliano Di Bacco and Dennis Ried, 8th Jul 2020 Video
  • Common eXist-db/TEI Publisher. Deployment Scenarios by Olaf Schreck and Lars Windauer covers different deployment scenarios of eXist-db and TEI Publisher, 9th Sep 2020 Video
  • Open Source Advent: Presentation of a number of open source developments, 11th – 31st Dec 2020 Link

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The association immediately set up communication facilities for its members and the community. For technical questions about TEI Publisher, the central communication channel is Slack. Recurring issues and questions are incorporated into the new FAQ page. For announcements and important messages, we use Twitter. Follow us!

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TEI Publisher Developments: Versions 6 and 7

In 2020 two major versions of TEI Publisher were released: versions 6 and 7. The plan for these versions was born during a meeting in Basel in November 2019, when several Swiss edition projects using TEI Publisher came together to discuss how the software could be developed into an even more sustainable platform. A number of them later became founding members of e-editiones. Their primary goal was to enable institutions to manage and maintain a larger number of editions, either on the same or several servers. To reduce maintenance costs, keeping editions up to date with newer TEI Publisher versions needed to be as simple as possible. Editions relying on different versions needed to be able to run alongside each other.

Two areas had to be addressed to achieve these goals:

  1. On the client side TEI Publisher was already a collection of small, modular web components, which together formed the user interface. These components had to be extracted into a separate library, so projects could benefit from bug fixes and new components without having to update the rest of the edition’s application.
  2. On the server side TEI Publisher needed a well defined API. Such an API would provide a standardized communication channel, through which the web components on the client could talk to the server. To accommodate future updates and support backwards compatibility, the API would need to be versioned, ensuring that both sides could speak the same language.

Fortunately the Swiss Nationale Infrastruktur für Editionen – Infrastructure nationale pour les éditions agreed to support the outlined ideas, funding a substantial part of the work.

With the release of TEI Publisher 7, both areas mentioned above have been addressed and the goal has been fully reached.

Contributions also came from member institutions: the Collection of Swiss Law Sources Online and the St. Galler Missiven were built on an early version of TEI Publisher 4. Both funded a major update of their code to version 7. A number of regressions and new bugs were encountered during the migration, and appropriate fixes were contributed back into the TEI Publisher code base.

The Karl Barth Gesamtausgabe likewise served as a test bed during TEI Publisher 7 development. Furthermore, the Karl Barth project financed the Microsoft Word to TEI transformation, which is now part of TEI Publisher.

The source code of TEI Publisher and its related repositories have been moved under the roof of e-editiones and are hosted within its GitHub organization.

Other Software Packages

Beyond TEI Publisher itself, e-editiones released a number of other software packages:

  • The Open API routing library at the heart of TEI Publisher 7, called Roaster, proved to be useful even outside the humanities and has already been adopted by a project in the medical realm.
  • Born out of the Karl Barth Gesamtausgabe, e-editiones published an extension for the Visual Studio Code editor to help editors work on TEI. This includes an entity explorer to help with the markup of entities in a text by querying external authority databases from within the XML editor.
  • The Cross Search package provides a blueprint for a portal incorporating multiple editions, supporting cross-edition search facilities. This will become the basis for future hosting services.

Community Contributions

Last but not least, we would like to point out the many contributions we received with respect to translations: TEI Publisher has now been translated to more than 20 languages!

We hope to see similar interest in other areas, e.g., the newly established FAQ website. We would like to encourage everyone to add entries and turn this into a knowledge base for all users. It already hosts questions and answers concerning encoding, workflows, or best practice recommendations.

The Future

Continuing our cooperative development model, the following new components and features are scheduled to appear in the forthcoming minor version of TEI Publisher:

  • A component for displaying mathematical formulae, sponsored by the Bernoulli project (Uni Basel).
  • A feature to automatically register persistent DOI identifiers with every resource uploaded to TEI Publisher (financed by the DIPF).

e-editiones is actively apply for funding: a first proposal has been sent to a Swiss foundation, and we’re waiting for feedback. The features we hope to obtain sponsorship for include:

  • Better navigation within an edition by allowing arbitrary identification schemes for resources.
  • Speaking and bookmarkable URLs.
  • Improved accessibility.
  • A timeline component.
  • Components to improve the editorial workflow:
    • Git integration into the user interface for synchronization.
    • An annotation feature allowing editions to perform semantic markup tasks directly on the rendered text.

If you have other features on your list, please do not hesitate to propose them. We can achieve more at lower costs if we all work together. If you need a certain feature and plan to apply for funding, why not ask other projects which may have similar requirements? e-editiones is a welcoming umbrella under which your project can come together with other projects from different academic disciplines, coordinate needs, and potentially convince funding agencies to look beyond the perspective of a single project.

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