On 27th of August Barbara Denicolò of the Transkribus Team Innsbruck held a workshop at the summer school “Digital Methods in Humanities and Social Sciences” at the University of Tartu (Estonia). An overview about different analysis methods and methodological principles for working with (digital) data in humanities and social sciences was given within the framework of this summer school. Transkribus was invited to represent the historical-paleographical part, i.e. the work with handwritten and printed text.
The workshop met with great interest and was booked out quickly. Half of the participants were PhD students, additionally professors, postgraduates and independent (senior) researchers took part. The three-part workshop, which lasted throughout the day, began with a detailed and wide-ranging presentation of the program, its history and its various features, as well as a brief theoretical presentation of an exemplary workflow. After the lunch break, people were working on their manuscripts directly. Exercise examples in different languages and screens were available for them in order to discuss individual project requirements.
More information about the “Digital Methods in Humanities and Social Sciences” summer school in Tartu can be found here: