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Beginners and experts invited to “Transcribathon” April 17

Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library


The public is invited to attend a Transcribathon, hosted by the University of South Carolina Libraries, on Sunday, April 17. The event is part of the university's "First Folio! The book that gave us Shakespeare" exhibit and celebration of William Shakespeare's 400th birthday. Dr. Paul Dingman, Project Director of Early English Manuscripts Online (EEMO) at the Folger Shakespeare Library, will lead the event.

A "Transcribathon" is a social event where anyone can learn about paleography, which is the study of ancient and historical handwriting, and can learn to transcribe (or “translate”) early handwritten documents.

The Libraries' Transcribathon takes place 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sunday, April 17 in the Hollings Library, which is accessed through Thomas Cooper Library. It is free and open to the public. In order to participate, guests must bring their own laptops.

For more information, call 777-8240.