Calling all transcribers!
Last October, we hosted our first ever transcribathon. It was so much fun and such a success that we’ve decided to do it all again. We’d like to invite you to join us.
- Date? 9 November 2016
- Time? Any time! (But EMROC will be working from 9:00-17:00 EST.)
- Place? Anywhere! You can join in virtually from anywhere in the world at any time.
- What to bring? Interest–and an internet connection.
- Experience? None is necessary! We have instructions and will post a video nearer the time.
This year we’ll be working on the recipe book of Lady Grace Castleton, which contains directions for making everything from medicine to desserts to wine. You’ll get to learn about early modern cooking and health care – and catch glimpses of the era’s shopping and gardening habits – as you make searchable text for others to use.
We will have transcription groups working at the Folger Shakespeare Library, the University of Essex, the University of Akron, the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, and the University of Texas, Arlington, with individuals coming and going virtually throughout the day.
Along the way, you will virtually meet scholars from around the world, have the opportunity to participate in a series of transcription sprints, and emerge from the day with a line for your CV—all from your own home, classroom, or office!
And remember, there is NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY – we’ll walk you through the coding and offer pointers on the handwriting.
If you’d like to join, either as an individual or a group, please contact me as the main point person for the virtual transcribathon.
- Twitter @historybeagle
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
And even if you don’t want to transcribe, you can still join the fun in other ways: follow us on Twitter @EMRecipesOnline and #transcribathon or read blog posts from on this site.