[Humanist] 26.182 volunteers for MarineLives?
Humanist Discussion Group
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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
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
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
26-29 Drury Lane
London WC2B 5RL
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