Digital Mitford Coding School

Led by a faculty member at Pitt-Greensburg, the Digital Mitford is an active digital humanities project that engages humanities scholars interested in manuscript archive work, digital humanities, and digital text encoding from a wide range of collaborating institutions extending across the United States, Canada, and England (see Since the project’s founding in 2013, members of the research team have gathered annually at the Pitt-Greensburg campus at their own travel expense for a four-day “Mitford Workshop” to review coding procedures, train new editors and student assistants to code with the project, and set plans for the next phase of project work.

Last May the Digital Mitford team expanded its workshop to launch a Coding School. Coding School participants paid a registration fee to join us at Pitt-Greensburg for four days to learn our text encoding, manuscript editing, and data curation methods by working with the XML language of the Text Encoding Initiative. They also sat in on in planning meetings with our editing team to gain an insider perspective on digital project management. Our editors, in turn, gained training experience in digital humanities and developed valuable training resources for new coders.

This year the Coding School will take place from June 25-27, following the Keystone Digital Humanities Conference in Pittsburgh on June 22-24.

This event is also sponsored by the University of Pitt-Greensburg Academic Affairs and the Center for the Digital Text at Pitt-Greensburg. For more information, includuing questions about registration, please contact Elisa Beshero-Bondar at


Saturday, June 25, 2016 to Monday, June 27, 2016