[Humanist] 28.764 trustees for an educational charity?

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Feb 24 07:06:57 CET 2015

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 764.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:24:29 +0000
        From: Colin Greenstreet <colin.greenstreet at googlemail.com>
        Subject: New digitally based educational charity seeking trustees from museum and archival sector

*New digitally based educational charity seeking trustees from museum and
archival sector*

The founders of the *MarineLives* project propose to establish an
educational charity to be named *Connecting Primary Sources*. The primary
goal of the charity will be to further the educational goals of the
MarineLives project. The secondary goal of the charity will be to apply the
collaborative methods developed by the MarineLives team to projects based
upon different manuscript types and addressing different historical
subjects, but utilising a common digital platform. The charity will be
registered with the Charity Commission as a Charitable Incorporated

The educational goals of the project and of the proposed charity are:

(1    (1)  To bring together volunteers from academia, schools, and the
general public to work on primary manuscript sources

(2    (2)   To involve and educate volunteers through innovative,
collaborative teams, working remotely using a digital platform, in the
transcription and annotation of historical manuscripts

(      (3) To create published, freely available resources from the
transcribed and annotated manuscripts, for use in teaching, research, and
outreach programmes

*Seeking trustees of Conecting Primary Sources*

 The three founders of the MarineLives project will become trustees of the
charity Connecting Primary Sources - Colin Greenstreet, Dr Philip
Hnatkovich, and Jill Wilcox. They will be joined by Dr Richard Blakemore,
of Merton College, Oxford, and Professor Steven Murdoch of the University
of Saint Andrews.

They are looking for two to three additional trustees, who have an interest
in manuscript based collaborative history, who share the founders vision
for the charity, and who would like to participate in shaping Connecting
Primary Sources as an innovative educational charity.

Archival and museum professionals are especially welcome, as are
individuals with legal, accounting, IT/informatics, or other professional
experience. Previous experience of charity trusteeship would be helpful,
though it is not essential.

*Read more about the project and the proposed charity at:*


*To contact us*: http://marinelives.org/contact-us.html

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