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A transcribathon is an event running for a pre-determined number of hours, in which the participants transcribe and encode manuscripts. Here is a ongoing list of transcribathons held by [http://folgerpedia.folger.edu/Early_Modern_Manuscripts_Online_(EMMO)/ EMMO]
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A transcribathon is an event running for a pre-determined number of hours (generally, 3-12 hours), in which participants transcribe and encode manuscripts, individually or in small groups, in the same room or across many rooms simultaneously.  
  
December 4, 2014:  
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If you are interested in hosting an EMMO transcribathon at your institution, please contact Heather Wolfe ([[hwolfe@folger.edu]]). EMMO transcribathons generally involve food, fun, entertaining manuscripts, transcription sprints, prizes, and an easy-to-use online transcription platform called Dromio. We tailor the manuscript content and the difficulty of the handwriting to the needs of the host institution, and offer a short tutorial in deciphering secretary hand if desired.
''Transcribe the Renaissance,'' a noon-to-midnight transcribathon in conjunction with the Kislak Center held at the University of Pennsylvania.
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Transcriptions from past and future EMMO transcribathons will be added to a searchable EMMO database and made available to users beginning in 2017.
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A timeline of [http://folgerpedia.folger.edu/Early_Modern_Manuscripts_Online_(EMMO)/ EMMO] transcribathons:  
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'''2016'''
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April 17, 2016:
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Transcribathon in conjunction with the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.
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'''2015'''
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November 13, 2015:
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[[Transcribathon]] in partnership with the Humanities Center, VCU Libraries and VCU department of English at the University of Virginia Commonwealth, Richmond, VA.
  
March 18, 2015:  
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October 24, 2015:  
Transcribathon at UVa in conjunction with the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville.
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Transcribathon in partnership with the Institute for the Humanities at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
  
 
October 7, 2015:  
 
October 7, 2015:  
Transcribathon in conjunction with the Early Modern Recipes Online Collective (EMROC) at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC.
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[[Transcribathon]] in partnership with the Early Modern Recipes Online Collective (EMROC) at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC.
  
October 24, 2015:  
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March 18, 2015:  
Transcribathon in conjunction with the Institute for the Humanities at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
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Transcribathon in partnership with the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville.
  
November 13, 2015:
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'''2014'''
Transcribathon in conjunction with the Humanities Center, VCU Libraries and VCU department of English at the University of Virginia Commonwealth, Richmond, VA.
 
  
April 17, 2016:  
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December 4, 2014:  
Transcribathon in conjunction with the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.
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''Transcribe the Renaissance,'' a noon-to-midnight [[transcribathon]] in partnership with the Kislak Center held at the University of Pennsylvania.
  
 
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:[http://www.library.vcu.edu/about/news/2015/can-you-read-early-modern-english-vcu-folger-transcribathon-lauded-as-success.html/ VCU Transcribathon: Can you read early modern English?]
 
:[http://www.library.vcu.edu/about/news/2015/can-you-read-early-modern-english-vcu-folger-transcribathon-lauded-as-success.html/ VCU Transcribathon: Can you read early modern English?]
  
:[http://emroc.hypotheses.org/830/ The Community of the Transcribathon]
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:[http://emroc.hypotheses.org/830/ The Community of the Transcribathon] [[Category: Digital humanities]] [[Category:Digital Folger]] [[Category:Collection]] [[Category:Manuscripts]] [[Category:Transcriptions]] [[Category:Paleography]]
 
 
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Revision as of 11:55, 4 May 2016

A transcribathon is an event running for a pre-determined number of hours (generally, 3-12 hours), in which participants transcribe and encode manuscripts, individually or in small groups, in the same room or across many rooms simultaneously.

If you are interested in hosting an EMMO transcribathon at your institution, please contact Heather Wolfe (hwolfe@folger.edu). EMMO transcribathons generally involve food, fun, entertaining manuscripts, transcription sprints, prizes, and an easy-to-use online transcription platform called Dromio. We tailor the manuscript content and the difficulty of the handwriting to the needs of the host institution, and offer a short tutorial in deciphering secretary hand if desired.

Transcriptions from past and future EMMO transcribathons will be added to a searchable EMMO database and made available to users beginning in 2017.

A timeline of EMMO transcribathons:

2016

April 17, 2016: Transcribathon in conjunction with the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.

2015

November 13, 2015: Transcribathon in partnership with the Humanities Center, VCU Libraries and VCU department of English at the University of Virginia Commonwealth, Richmond, VA.

October 24, 2015: Transcribathon in partnership with the Institute for the Humanities at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

October 7, 2015: Transcribathon in partnership with the Early Modern Recipes Online Collective (EMROC) at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC.

March 18, 2015: Transcribathon in partnership with the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville.

2014

December 4, 2014: Transcribe the Renaissance, a noon-to-midnight transcribathon in partnership with the Kislak Center held at the University of Pennsylvania.

Further links:

The Collation EMMO
BBC World News Cookbook features recipes to cure the plague
VCU Transcribathon: creating and empowering a community of new paleographers
VCU Transcribathon: Can you read early modern English?
The Community of the Transcribathon