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Transcribathon: Humanities Institute and The Folger Library

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
10:00am – 4:00pm

Storrs Campus
Alumni Center Great Hall

You've seen the First Folio, now try and read handwriting from Shakespeare's time! The Transcribathon is an event connected with the Folger Shakespeare Library's Early Modern Manuscripts Online project, which is an effort to transcribe and digitize hand written documents from the Age of Shakespeare. Staff from the Folger will be on site to lead the event. Participants will transcribe and encode manuscripts, individually or in small groups. There will be food (lunch and pizza at the end of the day), fun, entertaining manuscripts, transcription sprints, prizes, and an easy-to-use online transcription platform called Dromio. UConn will be working on the seventeenth-century diary of the fascinating Rev. John Ward, who in addition to his church duties was a learned humanist and active in medical and scientific circles. Learn to read the original documents of the English Renaissance, and be a part of history by getting your name on the completed edition. Please join us, and encourage your students (classes welcome) and colleagues. The more the merrier!


Humanities Institute (primary), Connecticut Repertory Theatre, Dramatic Arts, English Department, History Department, School of Fine Arts - Shakespeare First Folio, UConn Master Calendar

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