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*December 14, 2018: '''Transcribathon''' (a.k.a. the John Ward smackdown) as part of the Folger Institute Introduction to Paleography and in collaboration with transcribers at the University of Connecticut.
 
*December 14, 2018: '''Transcribathon''' (a.k.a. the John Ward smackdown) as part of the Folger Institute Introduction to Paleography and in collaboration with transcribers at the University of Connecticut.
 
*March 16, 2019: [[https://rsaddl.hcommons.org/ddl-topics-and-presenters/digital-paleography-transcribe-a-thon/ Transcribathon]] in parternship with the Renaissance Society of America's Day of Digital Learning, in Toronto.
 
*March 16, 2019: [[https://rsaddl.hcommons.org/ddl-topics-and-presenters/digital-paleography-transcribe-a-thon/ Transcribathon]] in parternship with the Renaissance Society of America's Day of Digital Learning, in Toronto.
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*July 12, 2019: Transcribathon in partnership with the [[https://www.oxfordsymposium.org.uk/ Oxford Food Symposium]], St Catherine's College, Oxford.
 
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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]     [[Category: Digital humanities]]     [[Category:Digital Folger]]     [[Category:Collection]]     [[Category:Manuscripts]]     [[Category:Transcriptions]]     [[Category:Paleography]]
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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]]
  
 
:[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNUA6tKtpKU&feature=youtu.be/ Wellesley Transcribathon]
 
:[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNUA6tKtpKU&feature=youtu.be/ Wellesley Transcribathon]

Revision as of 10:25, 20 August 2019

A transcribathon is a community 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. You are welcome to adapt our one-page intro that we give out at transcribathons and share the Dromio Help page. ‎

Transcriptions from past and future EMMO transcribathons will be added to Early Modern Manuscripts Online.

Resources developed by EMMO partners for using Dromio during transcribathons:


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
Liza Blake's post on hosting a transcribathon for EMROC
Julie Fisher on why transcription matters