Collective Biographies of Women

I served as a Research Assistant for Alison Booth’s Collective Biographies of Women (CBW) from the Summer of 2015 through the Fall of 2016. My responsibilities included creating bibliographies of various women (in which I identified the collections that reproduced essays by or about certain women) and mapping the life and travels of these women, including Harriet Martineau. I also participated in the Textual Coding Initiative (TEI) at CBW, which specifically employs BESS (Biographical Elements and Structure Schema), the language created for recording narrative events in biographical stories. Given my experience with TEI, I was asked to create a step-by-step guide for turning a plain-text document into TEI.

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Sample Biography: Harriet Martineau