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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.

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AVI 2024 Conference   Sergiu Gordea (AIT) and Frank Drauschke (Facts & Files) presented Transcribathon at the 17th International ACM Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces in Arenzano (Genoa), Italy (https://avi2024.dibris.unige.it), which was attended by leading researchers of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) from all over the world.

Transcribathon Webinars   On 6 June 2024, Frank Drauschke hosted Facts & Files webinar #3, where he presented the features and functionality of the Transcribathon platform and demonstrated how Cultural Heritage Institutions (CHIs) can engage their audiences and work together to transcribe and enrich historical documents from Europeana. The webinar series is inspired by the 25th anniversary of Facts & Files and provides an insight into the projects and work. To find out about upcoming webinars, subscribe to the Facts & Files newsletter.

Europeana Transcribe at EU Prize for Citizen Science   We are proud to announce that "Europeana Transcribe" received a honorary mention at the first European Union Prize for Citizen Science! The statement by the Jury reads as follows: "This hard work is designed as a creative, fresh as well as thought-provoking process, that in an unorthodox way empowers us to critically engage with our cultural heritage."

Women's History Month: Run Results   This March, we have introduced our first Women's History Run with documents from lesser known women scientists, writers, activists, and more. The Run concluded with a win for our multiple champion Wolfgang Dekeyser, who transcribed 158,188 Characters in this campaign. Congratulations to our winner and runners-up!

19th Century Unlocked!   The 19th Century Run successfully concluded, and the results are in. In the first place is Wolfgang Dekeyser with 1270 miles run, in the second place is Chris S with 848 miles, and in the third place is Maciej Rajski with 319 miles. Our congratulations to the winners and a big thank you to all participants!

19th Century Run   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.