Nieuwe workshop ‘Transkribus’, 8 Februari 2019, Antwerpen

After a very successful Transkribus workshop at the UGent in September, we are organising another Transkribus workshop at the University of Antwerp on Friday 8 February 2019. The aim of this workshop is to offer a hands-on Transkribus session of three hours. It will be delivered by Dr. Louise Seaward (University College London) of the Bentham Project<>.

Transkribus is a free and open platform for automated recognition, transcription and searching of historical documents, using Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) and Optical Character Recognition (OCR). The workshop is aimed at scholars who are involved in the transcription and editing of historical documents. It already has promising results, as the Bentham project has already reached a 95% recognition-rate on printed texts from the 18th century. Hence our aim to offer some necessary first training to get to grips with the platform and the technology to be able to use and to apply it in our own research.

Participation is not limited to a specific university. Registration is free, but please register by sending an email to Please indicate whether you want to register for the morning session (9-12) or the afternoon session (13-16). You will need to bring your own laptop to this workshop.

Please note that the number of participants is limited and registrations will be accepted in the order of arrival. We will work with a waiting list and if there is enough interest, we will soon organise another workshop. Let us know if you do not want your data to be stored for this purpose.