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If you are interested in hosting an [[Early Modern Manuscripts Online (EMMO)|EMMO]] transcribathon at your institution, please contact Heather Wolfe ([mailto:hwolfe@folger.edu 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.  
 
If you are interested in hosting an [[Early Modern Manuscripts Online (EMMO)|EMMO]] transcribathon at your institution, please contact Heather Wolfe ([mailto:hwolfe@folger.edu 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.  
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Transcriptions from past and future EMMO transcribathons will be added to EMMO (emmo.folger.edu).  
  
 
A timeline of EMMO transcribathons:  
 
A timeline of EMMO transcribathons:  
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Transcribathons using Dromio, the Folger's online transcription tool:
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Transcribathons using Dromio, the Folger's online transcription tool (this list is not exhaustive because we can't keep track of all of them; let us know if you would like to be added to this list!):
 
*Oct 25, 2017:  [[Transcribathon]] in conjunction with Archive's Month. From 12pm-7pm in Swarthmore's Public Library, PA.
 
*Oct 25, 2017:  [[Transcribathon]] in conjunction with Archive's Month. From 12pm-7pm in Swarthmore's Public Library, PA.
*Nov 7, 2017:  [[Transcribathon]] in conjunction with the [http://emroc.hypotheses.org// Early Modern Recipes Online Collective (EMROC)]. This is a virtual transcribathon.  
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*Nov 7, 2017:  [[Transcribathon]] in conjunction with the [http://emroc.hypotheses.org// Early Modern Recipes Online Collective (EMROC)]. This is an international virtual transcribathon.  
 
*Apr 9, 2018:  [[Transcribathon]] using Dromio at Roger Williams University, Rhode Island.  
 
*Apr 9, 2018:  [[Transcribathon]] using Dromio at Roger Williams University, Rhode Island.  
 
*July 17th, 2018:  "Pizza and Paleography" night using Dromio at the Omohundro Institute, Virginia.
 
*July 17th, 2018:  "Pizza and Paleography" night using Dromio at the Omohundro Institute, Virginia.
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*Sep 18, 2018: [[Transcribathon]] in conjunction with the [https://emroc.hypotheses.org/1868 Early Modern Recipes Online Collective (EMROC)]. This is an international virtual transcribathon.
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*Oct 25, 2018:  [[Transcribathon]] in conjunction with the [https://empop.hypotheses.org// Early Modern Poetry Online Project (EMPOP)]. This is an international virtual transcribathon.
  
 
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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.

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 EMMO (emmo.folger.edu).

A timeline of EMMO transcribathons:



Transcribathons using Dromio, the Folger's online transcription tool (this list is not exhaustive because we can't keep track of all of them; let us know if you would like to be added to this list!):


Further links:

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
Wellesley Transcribathon
The Collation EMMO