[tei-council] kyoto meeting preparations

John A. Walsh jawalsh at indiana.edu
Fri Feb 17 00:23:17 EST 2006


Is there any further news on the discussed poster session that would  
allow participation by additional council members who haven't been  
invited to give papers?


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On Feb 15, 2006, at 9:27 PM, Christian Wittern wrote:

> Dear Council members,
> I know some of you are eagerly waiting for details, so I will provide
> a short update on the preparations.
> As mentioned, I am planning to hold a 1 day public meeting prior to
> our usual Council Meeting.  The plan is to attract people interested
> in the TEI to come and learn more about the TEI, but also people who
> have some faint, old ideas about what the TEI used to be, and fill
> them with enthousiasm about what the TEI is now and will be in the
> near future.  For this purpose, I have asked five council members to
> present papers (I will contact these five separatedly with more
> details about that) about things that I hope will appeal to this
> audience.  This session will be in the afternoon of Wed, May 17.  In
> the morning of this day I am planning for a "Japanese Session" that
> will hopefully make it easier to get people coming (which is usually a
> tough sell for English only meetings).  This part will be coordinated
> with OHYA Kazushi, who is quite excited about this.
> At the moment the venue etc. is not finalized, but I will keep you
> updated on this.
> For those not among the speakers, the travel costs will be re-imbursed
> by the TEI as usual.  I think it would be good for the TEI if you  
> could
> make your travel arrangements so that they allow you to take part at
> least in the afternoon session on the 17th; the council meeting itself
> is scheduled for May 18&19.  I will have to look into accomodation in
> more detail once we finalized the venue of the meeting and will keep
> you updated.
> For those coming to Japan for the first time, Kyoto was the capital
> for more than a millenium and is still considered the cultural heart
> of Japan.  You could easily fill three weeks of sightseeing just
> within the city and its surroundings and then there is much more in
> easy reach, for example Nara, 45 minutes on the same subway trains
> that serve the city, Osaka; the famous Himeiji castle (one of the
> finest in Japan) and so on.  May is an especially good season for
> travel, right after the "Golden Week" at the beginning of May, which
> is a week-long serious of holidays that most locals use for a getaway,
> since the climate is very confortable -- after the cherry blossoms but
> before the rainy season and the heat of the summer.
> I will be back with more details in ca. 2 weeks time,
> All the best,
> Christian
> -- 
>  Christian Wittern
>  Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University
>  47 Higashiogura-cho, Kitashirakawa, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8265, JAPAN
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