Finding out more about undiscovered Hanse-documents with the help of Transkribus

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The Hanse-cities, a trade-group from the 13th to the 17th century, have left huge amounts of highly valueable historical documents to be discovered. Until today only a small portion of these documents has been researched by historians. Thanks to the “Hanse.Quellen.Lesen!”-project many more documents – and especially those from the 16th and 17th century are […]

Chronicling Novelty: A great crowd-sourcing project from the Netherlands

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A digital future for old news Two years ago, Erika Kuijpers (Amsterdam University) in collaboration with Judith Pollman (Leiden University) started the ambitious “Chronicling Novelty” project with the intention to digitize some three hundred local chronicles from the Dutch period of 1500-1850. Using the ScanTent, they photographed thousands of pages of chronicles in archives all […]

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