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Digital Humanities: Get involved - Crowdsourcing

Gower Wiki

The Gower Proejct uses a WMU-related wiki as a way to crowdsources translations.

"The Gower Project site is dedicated to helping connect Gower scholars and medieval enthusiasts. This site provides images from  The Complete Works of John Gower edited by G.C. Macaulay which were scanned by Eve Salibury's team at Western Michigan University. Please feel free to add your own translations by becoming a member."

Gower Translation Wiki

Crowdsourcing Opportunities

Crowdsourcing Literary Textual Analysis Projects

Hastac.org  has a great list of crowdsourcing opportunities.

History from 1916   Letters of 1916 is the first public humanities project in Ireland. it is creating a crowd-sourced digital collection of letters written around the time of the Easter Rising (1 November 1915 – 31 October 1916). Contribute by transcribing previously-collected letters or uploading letters you have to our database.

Wikipedia Crowdsourcing List

Women's Writers Project: Seminars on Scholarly Text Encoding

Brown University Women Writers Project offers seminars on text encoding.

"WWP seminars and workshops offer an exceptional introduction to scholarly text encoding and digital humanities technologies. They're designed to serve faculty, librarians, and students in the humanities who are interested in using text encoding as a scholarly tool, and offer participants a chance to examine the significance of text encoding as a scholarly practice, through a combination of discussion and practical experimentation. We cover a rotating set of topics in basic and intermediate TEI encoding, TEI customization, basic XSLT, issues in text encoding theory, and other topics in digital humanities."

http://www.wwp.brown.edu/outreach/seminars/