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Welcome to Europeana Transcribe

The crowdsourcing platform for European cultural heritage

Join us in transcribing, annotating and georeferencing Europe's digital cultural heritage!
Europeana Transcribe is an online citizen science initiative for the enrichment of digitised material from Europeana Collections.

380 039 Documents

48 478 202 Characters

140 220 Enrichments


Relive the 19th century

Starting from 15 December, you will have a chance to take part in our new international competition with prizes and awards. Transcribe, enrich and annotate stories from our 19th Century collection to enter. Documents are ranging from personal diaries and correspondence to official archival material and scientific papers written by composers, writers, scientists, politicians of the 19th century.


The results of Zagreb Transcribathon are in!

During five days of competition in Zagreb, over 350000 characters have been transcribed and over 400 items edited. 1st place for most characters transcribed went to Eva Vitković. On the 1st place for enrichments is Marijeta Čubrić. Tena Matićević gets the first place for the best presentation. Congratulations to all winners and big thanks to all participants!


Run to transcribe Croatian historical documents!

In preparation for Transcribathon run in Zagreb, taking place from November 7th to 11th, our platform has been enriched with hundreds of documents from the State Archives in Zagreb. Competitors will have a chance to transcribe documents from the 19th and early 20th centuries and explore the collections of Ivan Ulčnik and Dragutin Hirc.


Mini Run Competition

The workshop will introduce the Europeana Transcribathon Citizen Science platform and will demonstrate how to transcribe and enrich historical documents. Participants can then go hands-on into a Mini Run competition and start transcribing handwritten documents in the language of their choice. We will be there to help with challenges in using the transcription tool. Everybody can take part in the mini run!


"Transcription and enrichment of historical documents"

The video recording of the "Transcription and enrichment of historical documents" workshop for Europeana Conference 2021 is now available online. Watch to discover how Transcribathon works and what more it has in store for you!