By Elaine Leong
A seventeenth-century recipe book. Twelve hours. 208 pages. And transcribers from around the world.
Our goal? Using the Folger Shakespeare Library’s online transcription platform, we’ll collaboratively produce a searchable transcription of Rebeckah Winche’s recipe book in twelve hours.
On 7 October, please join the Early Modern Recipe Online Collective (EMROC) for our first annual Transcribathon. We will have transcription groups working at the Folger Shakespeare Library, the University of Essex, the University of Akron, the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Texas Arlington, with individuals joining in virtually throughout the day.
Along the way, participants 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 their CV—all from their own home, classroom, or office! NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY – we’ll walk you through the coding and offer pointers on the handwriting.
Even if you don’t want to transcribe, you can still join the fun in other ways.
- view our progress as it happens: https://trello.com/transcribathon .
- follow tweets from @EMRecipesOnline and other participants: hashtag #transcribathon .
- read blog posts–during and afterwards–from participants: emroc.hypotheses.org .
For more information see here. To join us, email Lisa Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org).