[Humanist] 26.182 volunteers for MarineLives?

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sun Jul 22 22:16:51 CEST 2012

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 182.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2012 09:29:06 +0100
        From: Stuart Dunn <stuart.dunn at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: MarineLives - Call for Project Volunteers

Recruiting volunteer project experts, project facilitators and project 
associates for MarineLives, a project using collaborative transcription, 
linkage and enrichment of High Court of Admiralty primary manuscripts, 

MarineLives is an innovative academic project for the collaborative 
transcription, linkage and enrichment of primary manuscripts, which were 
originated in the High Court of Admiralty, London, 1650-1669. The end 
product will be a publicly and freely available online academic edition.

The project is being conducted with the support of The National 
Archives, Kew, and will work collaboratively on high quality digital 
images for a complete volume of the court's records, selected from the 
period 1650-1669.

The C17th High Court of Admiralty in London dealt with a range of 
maritime and commercial issues, including ship seizures during times of 
war, and wage disputes involving ships' crews, captains, owners, and 
freighters. The court's records provide a rich source of commercial, 
material and social history, as well as a source of maritime detail. 
They cover English, Scottish, Irish, Swedish, Danish, Dutch, Flemish, 
French, Spanish, Portuguese, Genoese, Tuscan, Venetian, and Ottoman 
merchants, mariners, ships and trade.

We are now seeking academics to join us as part-time volunteer project 
experts and project facilitators (twenty to fifty hours commitment 
between August and December 2012). Project induction and training will 
be provided in August 2012, with full project kick-off in early 
September 2012. Current team members include postgraduates and academics 
at the University of Cambridge and King's College, London.

Project associates, who are asked to volunteer fifty hours of research 
time between September and December 2012, will be drawn from interested 
postgraduates, graduates, school students, and amateur local and 
maritime historians, both within and outside the United Kingdom.

Volunteers for all three roles (project expert, project facilitator, and 
project associate) are welcome from both within and outside the United 
Kingdom. We have a particular interest in recruiting English speaking 
project volunteers from Barbados, Spain, Sweden, and Turkey.

This project offers participants an opportunity to acquire and deepen 
their digital editorial, project management, semantic markup and data 
mining skills.

Please contact the project team (collaborate at marinelives.org), if you 
would like further information, or access the project website 

Dr Stuart Dunn
Centre for e-Research
Department of Digital Humanities
King's College London


Tel +44 (0)207 848 2709
Fax +44 (0)207 848 1989
stuart.dunn at kcl.ac.uk

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London WC2B 5RL


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