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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.

382 970 Documents

49 477 596 Characters

145 805 Enrichments


Results of the run

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!


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Run to transcribe Croatian historical documents!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will introduce the Europeana Transcribathon Citizen Science platform and will demonstrate how to transcribe and enrich historical documents.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!