This workshop is designed to introduce participants to the theories, practices and methods for encoding digital text in the Humanities. It provides an introduction to markup languages, XML, the infrastructure of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Guidelines, and the encoding of common textual phenomena. Participants will have an opportunity to apply the basic elements of TEI-XML to encode a literary text using the oXygen XML Editor. The workshop combines lectures and discussion with practical hands-on exercises. No previous experience with digital text is assumed.