Call for Applications | 03. March 2023

Encoding Cultures – joint MEC and TEI Conference 2023

Logo der joint TEI MEC conference

Logo der joint TEI MEC conference

"Logo der joint TEI MEC conference "Encoding Cultures"" CC0 Creator: Jose18, Owner: ZenMEM/Universität Paderborn

We are pleased to announce a call for papers, posters, panels, and workshops for Encoding Cultures, a joint conference of the annual Music Encoding Conference and Text Encoding Initiative Members’ Meeting.

The conference will be held 5–8 September 2023 at Paderborn University, Germany, with pre-conference workshops 4–5 September 2023.

This event brings together, for the first time, the Music Encoding Initiative (MEI) and Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) communities, both of which are involved in the digitization and encoding of cultural heritage artifacts. While musical and textual artifacts have fundamental differences, there are many overlapping approaches in regard to data modeling, encoding theory, and digital publication. MEI and TEI also share technical tools and services, as both XML vocabularies are formally expressed using TEI's customization and documentation language.

The conference topic is Encoding Cultures, understood both as the encoding of multiple cultures and cultural outputs as well as the variety of encoding cultures that exist within and across our communities.

Encoding Cultures will be the 23rd annual meeting of the TEI community and the 11th annual Music Encoding Conference, a cross-disciplinary venue for the MEI community and all who are interested in the digital representation of music.

The deadline for submissions is 16 April 2023. Please find more information and the text of the full Call for Proposals at

We look forward to seeing you in Paderborn!

Raff Viglianti on behalf of the Program Committee