November 15, 2023
Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory
Europe/Berlin timezone

Do you work with historical documents and manuscripts? Are you interested in digitizing your sources? Join us at the Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory for an engaging hands-on workshop 'Transkribus for Legal History Research'.

This workshop will provide you with basic technical knowledge and practical skills to start using Transkribus in your research projects. It will also demonstrate some advanced features of the tool and their potential application to work with historical documents.

Our Transkribus instructor Annemieke Romein is a legal historian and digital humanist. She is a postdoctoral researcher at the Huygens Institute (for the History and Culture of the Netherlands) in Amsterdam. Romein has extensive experience both in using Transkribus in her own research and in teaching Transkribus to others. She currently holds the honorary position of Community Director of the Read-Coop SCE (Transkribus).

Workshop highlights:

Introduction to Transkribus: explore the key features and functionality of the tool and understand how it can benefit your research.

Hands-on Transcription: learn how to work with Transkribus using your own data.

Advanced Techniques: from training your own models to annotating your text and enriching it with metadata.

Tips and Best Practices: learn how to set up an efficient digitization workflow and avoid common pitfalls.

Q&A Session: we will have some time at the end to discuss any question or concerns.

The workshop will be held in English.  Registration is required and will close on 10 November. The workshop is primarily aimed at researchers and guests of mpilhlt. It is an in-person event.

Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory
Lecture Hall (Z01)
Hansaallee 41, 60323 Frankfurt am Main
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