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Using Transkribus for your Research

A Research Methods Workshop by Dr Janée Allsman

Saturday, May 13th 2023

Marsh’s Library, St Patrick’s Close, Dublin 8

Session One: 10.30 a.m.

Session Two: 2.30 pm

This event will consist of a demonstration of how to use Transkribus for humanities research, followed by a hands-on workshop where participants will work on transcribing a document of their own.

Transkribus is an AI-powered platform providing text recognition and layout analysis for historical documents. Using Transkribus, researchers can digitally transcribe, tag, and search manuscript and printed texts individually or collaboratively. To accelerate the transcription of manuscript documents, Transkribus offers a range of publicly accessible Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) models, as well as the option of training your own public or private HTR model tailored to your collection of documents.

Scholars and colleagues working on any kind of manuscript or archival materials who would like to participate and investigate the potential of this software for their research are invited to contact Dr Janée Allsman (janee.allsman@ucd.ie)  and Dr Derval Conroy (derval.conroy@ucd.ie) to reserve a place by May 5.  

Places in each of the two sessions are limited to a maximum of 10. Priority may be given to postdoctoral and early career researchers, depending on demand. Participants should indicate which session they would like to attend.

For post-docs or early career researchers traveling from abroad, a contribution to travel costs may be available. In this case, please indicate in your email the nature of your research and how the workshop would assist you.

No prior experience with Transkribus or other transcription software is required.

Participation is free, but participants must create a free Transkribus account and upload scans of their documents in advance of the workshop. For further information on Transkribus see: https://readcoop.eu/transkribus/

This event is orgnanised by the UCD College of Arts and Humanities Research Strand, ‘Thresholds of Knowledge’.

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