Transcribathon Spring 2022 Transcribathon: Grace Carteret’s Recipes

11-12 February 2022
The Carteret Collection at the PCDP Conference

Come join us to transcribe the manuscript recipe book of Grace Carteret, 1st Countess Granville (1654-1744), housed at the Wellcome Collection! 

This event brings together participants in The Ohio State University’s Popular Culture and the Deep Past conference, devoted to “The Experimental Archaeology of Medieval and Renaissance Food,” and transcribers from around the world joining in from their home and classroom computers.

We’ll be working to transcribe Lady Carteret’s recipe collection (Wellcome MS.8903) and its wide array of culinary and medical recipes. Participants in this event will be helping to make Carteret’s manuscript keyword searchable, and in that process they’ll help illustrate the overlap between Carteret’s book and that of Ann Fanshawe, whose recipe collection was part of last year’s EMROC transcribathon. 

Click Here to Start Transcribing

Drop in any time — before, during, or after the event — and transcribe as long as you like! NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY – our webpages will help you through the coding and offer pointers on the handwriting.

Events on Saturday, February 12

  • 9:30 EST: At the PCDP Conference? Come visit EMROC on Saturday in the Creative Arts Room at the Ohio Union. Chatting and questions welcome!
  • 10:00 EST: Paper Presentation on learning to transcribe from University of Akron students Jasmine Beaulieu and Hannah Curtis, “Early Modern Recipe Transcription: The ‘Each One Teach One’ Method.” Join in person in the Ohio Room, or via Zoom here.

For more on the Carteret manuscript, check out detailed catalog record from the Wellcome.

Interested in joining our Transcribathon virtually? Contact Hillary Nunn, at, or just sign up to transcribe a page and jump in. Keep up with our events here on the EMROC webpage, and on Twitter.

We are grateful to the Folger Shakespeare Library for providing a customised transcription platform on From the Page for this event.  And we are so glad that OSU’s Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies has included us in the conference events.

Key links

Transcription FAQ and information about Getting Started with Transcription.

Sample transcription from the Cartet manuscript.

EMROC blog (for quick and dirty blog posts as things happen, as well as more thoughtful posts later)

Twitter (for those of us live-tweeting the event, at #EMROCtranscribes)