Transkribus Workshop

Date(s) - 05/14/2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Cockefair Hall, #105


Scholarship in the humanities often involves the painstaking work of reading and transcribing historical manuscripts. In the digital age, archivists, librarians, professors, and students have all dreamed of technologies that could not only scan but transcribe the full text of handwritten sources. Handwritten Text Recognition is now available and easily accessible. Transkribus allows users to train an HTR engine to recognize handwriting of all types and languages. With remarkable accuracy, it facilitates full-text transcription and searching of historical collections. Transkribus is supported by the READ project, which aims to make it easier for archivists, researchers, and members of the public to access and explore cultural heritage records.

On Tuesday, May 14, UMKC will host an introduction to these technologies in 105 Cockefair Hall (5121 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 6411). This workshop is free and open to the public. It is designed for archivists, librarians, scholars, and students. Participants should bring their own laptops in order to experiment with Transkribus during the session. To register, please contact Hannah Hohenstein-Flack at Visitors to the UMKC campus are welcome to park in metered parking (shown in yellow on the map here). Contact Ms. Hohenstein-Flack if you need additional accommodations.

This Workshop is sponsored by the Digital and Public Humanities Working Group at UMKC.