[Humanist] 24.325 transcribe Bentham?

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Wed Sep 8 23:03:32 CEST 2010


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 325.
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        Date: Wed, 08 Sep 2010 10:39:11 +0100
        From: Justin Tonra <j.tonra at ucl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Launch of Transcribe Bentham Transcription Desk


The Bentham Project at UCL seeks the assistance of willing participants 
in an initiative to transcribe the manuscripts of philosopher and 
reformer Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832).

Today sees the launch of the Transcribe Bentham Transcription Desk, an 
online tool designed to harness the efforts of all Bentham fans – 
whether schoolchildren, history enthusiasts, academics or armchair 
philosophers – to bring his work into the digital age and the world at 
large.

The Transcription Desk allows participants to transcribe material from 
facsimile images of Bentham’s previously unpublished manuscripts. The 
resulting transcripts will be included in a freely-accessible database 
of Bentham’s Manuscripts at UCL, and will assist in the preparation of 
future printed volumes of The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham at the 
Bentham Project.

For further information on Transcribe Bentham, visit:
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/transcribe-bentham/
To start transcribing, visit the Transcription Desk:
http://www.transcribe-bentham.da.ulcc.ac.uk/td/

Transcribe Bentham is a joint initiative of the Bentham Project, UCL 
Centre for Digital Humanities, University of London Computer Centre, and 
UCL Library Services, and is supported by the AHRC.

-- 
Dr Justin Tonra
Research Associate, Bentham Project
University College London
+44 (0)20 7679 3607 





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