End of the Versailles Run

We Made it to the Finish Line!

Highlighting documents from post-WW1 Europe, the two-month long Versailles Run saw the transcription of over 1 million characters!

51 volunteer transcribers took part in the Versailles Run from 28 June to 31 August 2019.

The online summer campaign began on the 100th anniversary of the fateful Versailles Treaty. The Run showcased documents of the postwar period, highlighting the lingering stories of the First World War 5 years after its end.

At the same time, there were many lingering documents on the Transcribathon, which had remained, like the war, unfinished. The Versailles Run also focused on their completion.

On 31 August, we crossed the finish line with 1,051,509 transcribed characters and 1,381 documents. A grand total of 470 documents were fully completed.

Congratulations to our winner, Thomas A. Lingner, who ran 2,122 miles and finished 253 stories!

Special mention also goes to our runners-up: Pierre Meinig, Bernd Wimmer and Anne-Sophie Lagarde.

Thanks to everyone who took part in the Run over the summer!