Versailles Run

The End of World War One?

From the Peace Conference in Versailles. The workers' leaders of the German peace delegation - The Royal Library: The National Library of Denmark and Copenhagen University Library - CC BY-NC-ND

100 years ago, on 28 June 1919, the Treaty of Versailles was signed, officially ending the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers. Although peace was officially proclaimed, this did not mean that life immediately went back to normal for many Europeans. Fighting continued in many places, prisoners of war only returned after many years, and various territories and borders were subsumed by political turmoil and independence movements. The Versailles Run highlights these unfinished stories of the tumultuous 5 years after World War One's official end.

Europeana Transcribathon 1914-1918 is an online crowdsourcing initiative for the transcription and annotation of unique, unpublished material related to World War One. The aim is to create a vast and fully digital record of the written stories in Europeana 1914-1918 by allowing members of the public to transcribe, annotate and geo-tag their rich content. Through your contributions, you hold the key to unlocking new secrets of the First World War and safeguarding these stories for future generations.

Join us on from 28 June to 31 August 2019 for our Versailles Run – a race to discover and transcribe the lingering stories of post-WW1 Europe.
The eight-week long transcription marathon will showcase stories from the postwar period (1918-1923) and encourages the finishing of all uncompleted documents still in edit mode and in review. Everyone who transcribes and annotates online during the Versailles Run automatically takes part in the competition, which will based on transcription work as well as the completion of documents. Winners will be awarded special prizes.


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End: 31 August 2019: 1381

470 Completed Documents

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