Transcribathon Netherlands 2017

This competition will kick off online on 3pm Monday 15 May 2017 and will end on Saturday 27 May 2017. During this time, teams can compete to transcribe a selection of Dutch and Belgian documents from the First World War. The concluding award ceremony will take place at 3pm on Saturday 27 May at Huis Doorn, as part of their Living History programme.

Transcribathon Netherlands is a competitive event that will take place predominately online. Transcribers can either take part as individuals or transcribe with others as a team by transcribing as much as they can online from 15 to 27 May 2017. At the end of the competition, the winners will be announced and can come to receive prizes at the award ceremony. Learn more about creating teams and registering for the event here »

The competition is part of a bigger effort of the Europeana 1914-1918 project, which aims to restore the memory of WW1 by digitising historical sources. In 2013, a variety of documents, such as personal letters, diaries and postcards, were collected in the Netherlands. Transcribathon Netherlands will aim to make these unpublished documents accessible to everyone through transcription. Discover the intriguing stories here!

Join us in transcribing these untold stories from WW1!

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