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Uploaded on Sep 14, 2017
Folger Shakespeare Library and Wellesley College’s Transcribathon was held on March 8, 2017. Heather Wolfe, Curator of Manuscripts at the Folger Shakespeare Library, and Paul Dingman, Project Manager for Early Modern Manuscripts Online at the Folger Shakespeare Library, taught the participants in the basics of paleography and transcription using the Early Modern Manuscripts Online transcription tool, Dromio. 50 participants transcribed 193 pages of the Trevelyon Miscellany of 1608. Students from ENG 325 Advanced Studies in 16th- and 17th-Century Literature, taught by Sarah Wall-Randell, Associate Professor of English at Wellesley College, and Art History 299: History of the Book from Manuscript to Print, taught by Ruth Rogers, Curator of Special Collections at Wellesley College, contributed to the transcription. The Transcribathon was sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Blended Learning Initiative, the Baum Fund of the Committee on Lectures and Cultural Events, Book Studies at Wellesley, and Library and Technology Services.