Manuscript Transcribe-a-thon | ICMS 2024

deadline for submissions: 
September 15, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
Societas Ovidiana
contact email: 

Call For Expressions of Interest

Transcribe-a-thon: Towards a Collaborative Transcription of a Medieval Ovidian Commentary

(A virtual workshop at Kalamazoo ICMS 2024)


The Societas Ovidiana invites participants to a Medieval Ovidian Transcribe-a-thon.

In this workshop, we will collaboratively develop a transcription of a previously-unstudied medieval manuscript of Ovid. We invite those with an interest in any area of textual scholarship to collaborate.

The workshop will include: an introductory session on using the platform and accessing the digitised manuscript; an introduction to the manuscript; an overview of transcription conventions; and goal-setting. We will then get transcribing!

Participants should have basic experience in Latin transcription but need not be experts. There will be an option to work in groups as well as individually.

If you are interested in getting involved, please email William Little ( and Rebecca Menmuir (