Subject Hashtags during 2021 Transcribathon

We encourage transcribers to tweet about their findings as they work through the manuscript, showing everyone where they see that the following hashtags are appropriate to the manuscript and its recipes. The idea here is that transcribers will tweet about recipes or manuscript sections that fit these tags, and that users would be able to trace those tags throughout our day of transcription. It also generates a social media presence for #EMROCtranscribes, as well as usable data. The team leaders may then follow up with their findings in the EMROC blog-space and other venues.

The main hashtag for the transcribathon is #EMROCtranscribes. Please make sure to use this tag in all of your tweets so we can see it, respond to it, and share it with the transcribathon community. But we have a few other hashtag suggestions, too, so you can tell us more about your discoveries throughout the day…


Is the recipe missing something? This might be things like… assumed knowledge about preparation that the compiler didn’t mention, recipes that hint at family memories, or ingredients that are products of slavery.


If you spot a remedy to treat an animal, a tool that comes from an animal, or an ingredient that is an animal. We want to think about what questions this category can prompt. For example, are human products also ‘animal’?


Does the recipe tell us something about collaborative preparation or knowledge? Or what about transcribathon teamwork?


An entirely frivolous hashtag, but please tell us what you’re doing during breaktimes or eating for snack-times! Pictures always welcome.


What technologies and tools do you find in the recipes, from papers to pans?


Please share the recipes for coughs, sore throats, fevers, and any disease you find…


Does a recipe tell us anything about recycling tools or reusing leftovers?


Tell us about any textures you find, or recipes that evoke a sensory experience–from the gelatinous and sticky to the scratchy or curdled.