Transkribus User Conference 2022

29 - 30 September | Innsbruck, Austria

Enabling the future of the past together

The Transkribus User Conference will be returning to Innsbruck in 2022. This year’s conference will be another opportunity for users from around the globe to reconnect and learn about the latest advances in Handwritten Text Recognition and related technologies. Transkribus is constantly pushing the boundaries of what HTR can do, how it can be supported, and how you can make the most of its results.This year’s conference will be a chance to get a front-row seat for a look into the future of these exciting technologies. We hope to see you in Innsbruck this autumn!

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TUC22 Pass

Full access to all TUC22 sessions
Including conference dinner
+ 300 free Transkribus credits

TUC22 Virtual Pass

Enjoy the TUC22 right from where you are
Livestream of all plenary sessions
+100 free Transkribus credits

Hybrid-Event: In-person and online

The 4th instalment of TUC is the perfect opportunity for you as a user of Transkribus or its related tools to come together and learn about the latest developments in Transkribus, the digital humanities, social sciences, and other fields. You will be able to listen to keynote speeches and presentations, and take part in panel discussions. The 2022 programme will be a packed schedule of talks and events. The event will be mainly live in-person, but all plenary sessions will be live streamed, too. This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about Transkribus, Transkribus Lite, read&search, and upcoming new tools. Come join us and connect with other users from around the globe. We hope to see you there!

The TUC will take place in Innsbruck, Austria

Call for Contributions

The submissions for this year’s programme are all being reviewed, and we’ll announce the official programme soon!

Formats at TUC22

Scholarship Presentations

We invite all Transkribus Scholarship recipients (students & teachers) to present their work at TUC22. The presentation should discuss (preliminary) results from projects working with Transkribus or insights into courses that were supported by the scholarship. 

Five applicants will be selected by a jury to present at TUC22. Each presenting scholarship beneficiary will receive 10,000 credits as a reward. 

Length: 10 min + 5 min Q&A


Great work starts with learing how to do it. For this, we are planning to organise a variety of different workshops on a number of different topics. From basic beginners’ workshops to advanced and sophisticated workshops for experts: workshops for all levels of experience are welcome. Submit your workshop idea and help us teach others who want to do great work.

Length: 1-2 hours

Lightning Talks

At TUC22 we want to offer a stage to the most important stakeholders of the transkribus platform: the users. Everyone is invited to present the work they are doing with Transkribus in a short lightning talk of 5 minutes.

Length: 5 min + 5 min Q&A


Standard-length presentation at TUC22. We welcome presentations on all aspects of Transkribus and beyond, from basic to advanced topics. If you have an idea for a presentation, we will be happy to receive your submission.

Length: 20 min + 10 min Q&A

Poster Presentations

A personal way of talking about your research and interacting with fellow Transkribus Users, you can present a poster in the corridors during the TUC. Everyone is invited to present their work in a visually attractive format (A3-portrait) and present a short elevator pitch to interested colleagues and exchange ideas.

Length: A2/A1 poster (portrait) preferable with lots of visuals and limited text.

Frequently asked questions

The Transkribus User Conference is a unique global event that brings together researchers and practitioners from a wide range of disciplines to explore the future of handwritten text recognition and related fields. This year’s conference will feature product updates, demos, and lectures from top experts in the field, all focused on pushing the boundaries of what is currently possible with handwritten text processing technologies. In addition, all plenary sessions of the conference will be available for viewing on demand after the event has concluded, making it easy for anyone interested in this rapidly growing area to keep up to date with the latest developments. Whether you’re an established expert or simply curious about this exciting new field, the Transkribus User Conference is sure to provide you with valuable insights.

This year’s conference will take place on 29 and 30 September in Innsbruck, Austria. To accommodate participants who are unable to attend in person, all plenary talks will also be streamed live online so that everyone can participate from wherever they may be.

The Transkribus User Conference is a live event that will be hosted at the historical main building of the University of Innsbruck. This stately and imposing structure serves as a fitting backdrop for an event focused on historical research and transcription technologies. Located centrally in the heart of Innsbruck, the Innrain 52 address provides quick and easy access to all attendees, making it an ideal location for presenters and attendees alike.

You can have a look at the programme on our TUC programme page.

Yes, all pleanary sessions will be recorded and made available on our YouTube channel at a later date.

The Transkribus User Conference is an annual event open to everyone with a particular interest in historical documents, digital humanities, and handwritten text recognition. The conference is curated for users from different fields, countries, and user levels. Transkribus User Conference offers an opportunity for like-minded individuals to collaborate and learn from one another. Attendees can expect to gain valuable insights into the latest research, developments, and applied projects. In addition, the conference provides a platform for networking and exchanging ideas with fellow attendees. If you are passionate about the latest developments in the field, the Transkribus User Conference is definitely the event for you.

You can sign up for TUC22 by purchasing a TUC Ticket, which is either an In-Person pass or a virtual one.

The Transkribus User Conference is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all attendees. To that end, we require all attendees to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We believe that this is the best way to protect the health and safety of our community. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation. Thank you.

Transkribus User Conference content will be available to digital access pass holders at their convenience. You will be able to access livestreams of the plenary session and select workshops. A list of livestreamed sessions can be found on the detailed programme page. Virtual pass holders will be able to view these sessions as they happen or watch them at a later time. Transkribus hopes that this year’s digital access offerings will allow even more people to participate in the Transkribus User Conference and learn about cutting-edge technology and concrete projects in the field of handwritten text recogniton. And on top you get 100 Transkribus credits for free.

The conference offers a wide range of sessions, covering topics such as transcription, machine learning, and digital humanities and other academic fields. And of course, there will also be plenty of chances to network with other Transkribus users. Best of all, your TUC pass gives you full access to all sessions as well as the conference dinner on Thursday September 29. Plus, you’ll also get 300 Transkribus credits for free! So don’t miss out – register today!

Virtual passes cannot be refunded. For in-person attendees who need to cancel their registration for the Transkribus User Conference after September 1, 2022, they will be subject to a 50% cancellation fee. Registrants who either do not attend or cancel after September 15, 2022, will forfeit their entire registration fee, and registrations received after this date will not be eligible for refunds under any circumstances. However, if you are unable to attend the conference due to special circumstances, please reach out to us via email at in order to inquire about possible exceptions. We look forward to seeing you at the Transkribus User Conference!

At the Transkribus User Conference, there will be a number of social events that provide opportunities for attendees to connect and network with others in their field. On the first evening of the conference, there will be an informal gathering that provides a chance to get settled in Innsbruck, unwind, and get to know one another in a relaxed atmosphere. During the first day of the conference, there will also be several opportunities for attendees to expand their professional networks and share insights with their peers. The real highlight of the event, however, is undoubtedly the conference dinner, which offers networking at its finest as attendees have a chance to make meaningful connections over a delicious meal alongside colleagues from around the world. Finally, even after our time together comes to an end on Friday, we will continue building relationships through a group hike on Saturday that will allow us all to enjoy nature while forging new bonds with our fellow researchers and users of Transkribus.
For the virtual pass holders, too, there will be opportunities to connect with like-minded people during virtual networking sessions.

If you’re interested in attending the Transkribus User Conference, we suggest booking a hotel in the heart of the alps with some of the well known booking platforms. Innsbruck is a beautiful city with plenty to do and see, and the Transkribus User Conference will provide you with an opportunity to learn more about it and take in the sights. Following is a list of hotels we can recommend:

More detailed information will be added on an ongoing basis

Conference Venue

The Transkribus User Conference is a live event that will be hosted at the historical main building of the University of Innsbruck. This stately and imposing structure serves as a fitting backdrop for an event focused on historical research and transcription technologies. Located centrally in the heart of Innsbruck, the Innrain 52 address provides quick and easy access to all attendees, making it an ideal location for presenters and attendees alike.

The conference will be organised in cooperation with the Universtiy of Innsbruck.