18 March 2015
Time: 12 noon - 7 p.m.
Location: Alderman Library 421
Presented by: RBS, the UVA English Department's Renaissance Area Group, and the Folger Shakespeare Library
Join Rare Book School, the UVA English Department’s Renaissance Area Group, and the Folger Shakespeare Library for a Transcribathon. Learn from Folger Curator of Manuscripts Heather Wolfe about paleography and transcription of early modern English documents, and have a go at it yourself using special transcription software developed at the Folger.
This event begins at noon with a brown-bag lunch talk by Heather Wolfe: “Why Manuscripts Matter: An Introduction to Early Modern Manuscripts Online.” Participants are welcome to stay and lend a hand with transcriptions, and mini races will run throughout the day (there will be prizes!).