EMROC Transcribathon 2016

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What is EMROC? The Early Modern Recipe Online Collective. It is a collective of scholars and enthusiasts who come together to ensure that everybody has free access to historical archives and quality online texts.

What is a Transcribathon? It is the EMROC’s annual effort to make these texts available. It brings scholars and enthusiasts from around the world together to transcribe the many handwritten recipes that early modern women left behind into digital, searchable texts that we can all access for free online!

Prof. Nancy Simpson-Younger is bringing the transcribathon to campus for the second year in a row. Click here to see the results of last year’s international efforts. But this year, she is hoping to gather a critical mass and the English Department is eager to help!

Please join our efforts to contribute to this worthy international project by bringing your laptop to the AUC 213 on November 9th at 3:00PM. It will be fun, you will be helping a great cause, and you might learn some mad XML skillz on the fly!