Launch of Transcribe Bentham Transcription Desk

The following announcement may be of interest to the TEI community: at the Transcribe Bentham crowdsourcing project, we are encouraging users to add minimal TEI markup to their transcriptions of Jeremy Bentham’s manuscripts. Feel free to join the cause!

The Bentham Project at UCL seeks the assistance of willing participants in an initiative to transcribe the manuscripts of philosopher and reformer Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832).

Today sees the launch of the Transcribe Bentham Transcription Desk, an online tool designed to harness the efforts of all Bentham fans – whether schoolchildren, history enthusiasts, academics or armchair philosophers – to bring his work into the digital age and the world at large.

The Transcription Desk allows participants to transcribe material from facsimile images of Bentham’s previously unpublished manuscripts. The resulting transcripts will be included in a freely-accessible database of Bentham’s Manuscripts at UCL, and will assist in the preparation of future printed volumes of The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham at the Bentham Project.

For further information on Transcribe Bentham, visit:
To start transcribing, visit the Transcription Desk:

Transcribe Bentham is a joint initiative of the Bentham Project, UCL Centre for Digital Humanities, University of London Computer Centre, and UCL Library Services, and is supported by the AHRC.

Dr Justin Tonra