Our 2019 transcribathon is coming soon… November 5! Flex those fingers, boot up your computer, and get ready to join in, because this is no ordinary transcribathon.
We have lots of exciting activities planned to accompany our transcribing delights, which will run from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. GMT.
There will be:
- subject hashtags on Twitter, besides #EMROCtranscribes, such as #feministOED, #materialhealthtech, #textures, and #animalproducts.
- a Zoom link (https://essex-university.zoom.us/j/706439992) all day to connect participants from around the globe.
- and speakers!
Zoom is an easy-to-use platform that enables participants to ask the EMROC team questions throughout the day and to chat with other transcribers. You don’t need any special tools, either. Just click on our Zoom link, download the exe (if you don’t already have Zoom), and you’ll be in. There are details here on how to join, participate, and leave. We are hoping that the chat and Q&A functions on Zoom will make it easier for novice transcribers to get help quickly, as well as bring the transcriber community together.
The Department of History at the University of Essex is also hosting an EMROC panel on ‘Recipes in the Making’, which focuses on the manuscript we’re transcribing. Speakers include Amanda Herbert (Folger Shakespeare Library), Sara Pennell (Greenwich), and Anne Stobart (Exeter).
- When: 16:30-18:00 GMT
- Where: EMROC Transcribathon on Zoom, https://essex-university.zoom.us/j/706439992
The panel will be recorded, though it won’t be up immediately…
We would love it if you filled in our pre-transcribathon survey, which will take no more than five minutes of your time. The survey will help us to learn more about our participants’ interests and backgrounds.
If you want to join in or have other questions, please do let me know on Twitter (@historybeagle) or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thank you so much for your interest in our transcribathon and for filling in the survey. We are so excited to be transcribing with you on November 5.