Welcome to Transcribathon!

The initiative to transcribe documents from Europeana 1914-1918

From all over Europe, Europeana 1914-1918 has collected and digitised thousands of exciting historical documents from the First World War.

Europeana Transcribathon 1914-1918 is an online crowdsourcing initiative for the transcription and annotation of this unique, unpublished material. The aim is to create a vast and fully digital record of the written stories in Europeana 1914-1918.

But in order to achieve this, we need your help. Facilitated by our online tool, Transcribathon is an ongoing online challenge that allows members of the public to transcribe, annotate and geo-tag the hidden gems of the Europeana 1914-1918 collection.

Through your contributions, you hold the key to unlocking new secrets of the First World War and safeguarding these stories for future generations.

Diving in intimate accounts of the trenches, and trailing through letters from home to front, you join us in our Transcribathon – a race to
Participate, Transcribe and Discover!


Become a volunteer transcriber

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Everything you need to know about using our website

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How to use Transcribathon in the classroom

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Learn more about Europeana 1914-1918 and our project

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Transcribathon for Individuals

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