Transkribus User Conference 22

Note: This is a preliminary programme and is subject to change.

  • 28 Sep


    • All day
      Arrival in Innsbruck
    • 19:00
      Informal get-together

      At the "Wohnzimmer" (Fürstenweg 5, 6020 Innsbruck)

  • 29 Sep


    • 8:00
    • 9:30
      Opening Session
    • 10:00
      Key Note

      How AI is Transforming the Global Economy: Advances, Opportunities and Challenges

      Prof. Dr. Patrick Glauner, Deggendorf Institute of Technology

    • 10:30
      Panel Discussion
    • 11:00
      Break / Poster Presentations
    • 11:30
      The Next Generation of Transkribus
    • 12:30
    • 13:30
    • Workshop 1

      Annemieke Romein (Huygens Institute for History and Culture of the Netherlands; Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), Tobias Hodel (University of Bern), Melissa Terras (University of Edinburgh), Helle Strandgaard Jensen (Aarhus University), Femke Gordijn (Republic project, Huygens Institute, Amsterdam), and Pauline van den Heuvel (Amsterdam City Archives, Amsterdam), Re-use of GT-data, reference models and acknowledge contributions

      Room: Höörsal B


      Workshop 2

      Ingrid Matschinegg & Walter Brandstätter (Institut für Realienkunde / Univ. Salzburg), Digitale Erschließung von historischen Inventaren. Praxisworkshop auf der Basis der Inventare von Hohensalzburg vom 16. – 18. Jahrhundert [in German]

      Room: Hörsaal E


      Workshop 3

      Pim van Bree (LAB1100) and Geert Kessels (LAB1100), Connect Transkribus to nodegoat: enrich transcriptions in a web-based research environment for the humanities

      Room: Hörsaal F


      Workshop 4

      Elisa Bastianello (Bibliotheca Hertziana - Max Planck Institute for Art History), Roundtable: From Transkribus to TEI

      Seminarraum 3114


      Workshop 5

      Dominique Deslandres (Université de Montréal) and Maxime Gohier (Université du Québec à Rimouski), Transkribus Workshop for advanced users [in French]

      Room UR 3108

    • 15:30
    • 16:00
      Scholarship Presentations

    • Room: Aula

      Panel 1: Using Transkribus to dig into a text

      • Ville-Pekka Kääriäinen (University of Helsinki), The role of Transkribus in my upcoming dissertation: How to squeeze new information from the 17th century Court Records (Finland)

      • Ash Charlton (University of Edinburgh; National Library of Scotland), Towards an understanding of how slavery is present in historical information sources: the role of Transkribus in analysing the early Encyclopaedia Britannica

      • Giorgia Agostini (University of Florence, Pisa, Siena), A methodological study for the construction of the Ligorio Digital platform: training  HTR models

      Room: Höörsal B

      Panel 2: From non-Latin character to Layout Analysis to research data’s impact: learning by experience and sharing solutions

      • Constanta Burlacu (University of Oxford), Old Romanian - Transcription, Transliteration or Interpretation?

      • Ari Vesalainen (University of Helsinki), Fine-grained OCR document layout analysis for the hand-printed books from the 18th century using Transkribus: accuracy and challenges

      • Annemieke Romein (Huygens Institute for History and Culture of the Netherlands; Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), Research becomes 'sexier' when using Transkribus
    • 16:45
      Lightning Talks
    • Room: Aula

      Panel 3: Speed your research with Transkribus: benefits and advices

      • Noam Maeir (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Towards the Datafication of Syriac Scribal Texts: Isolating Rubricated (Para-) Texts in Syriac Manuscripts using LA and HTR

      • Hervé Baudry (University NOVA of Lisbon), Toward the transcription of the court record of the Portuguese Inquisition (1536-1821) (TraPrInq). The first results of an ongoing project

      • Alessandra De Mulder (University of Antwerp), Through Transkribus and beyond: creating a workflow to trace consumer values in London auction adverts (1730-1830)

      • Andre Kåsen (National Library of Norway), The Bonnevie Letters

      • Ewa Rodek (Institute of Polish Language Polish Academy of Sciences), The role of Transkribus in building of the Electronic Corpus of 17th- and 18th-century Polish Texts (KorBa)

      Room: Höörsal B

      Panel 4: The Transkribus workflow: inside, outside and beyond the platform

      • Milan van Lange (NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies) and Carlijn Keijzer (NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies), From Variation to Validation: Digitising NIOD's War Letters (1935-1950) using HTR

      • Sandra Balck (Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) Regensburg), Digital Edition of Historical Travelogues - The role that Transkribus plays

      • Magnus Breder Birkenes (National Library of Norway), Integrating Transkribus data in the digital infrastructure at the National Library of Norway (NLN)

      • Stefan von der Heide (CCS Content Conversion Specialists GmbH), New Transkribus REST API - Experience Report with a Cyrillic(Ukraine) Handwriting Project

      • Selgert Felix (Bonn University), Building a topic model from 19th century handwritten sources. The Immediatzeitungsberichte of the Prussian administration

    • 20:00
      Conference Dinner
  • 30 Sep


    • 9:00
      Opening Session
    • 9:30
    • Room: Aula

      Panel 5: The Handwritten Text Recognition of non-Latin scripts: challenges and opportunities

      • Elpida Perdiki (Democritus University of Thrace), One to Rule Them All or How to Transcribe Greek Manuscripts with a Single HTR Model

      • Nicole Merkel-Hilf (Heidelberg University Library) and Tom Derrick (British Library), বাংলা, देवानागरी, اُردُو – Text recognition with Transkribus

      • Achim Rabus (University of Freiburg) and Aleksej Tikhonov (University of Freiburg), How ‘smart’ is Transkribus in fact? Evaluating models with enhanced functionality

      Room: Höörsal B

      Panel 6: When the documents get tough, Transkribus gets going

      • Simon Kemper (National Archives of the Netherlands), Transcribing Corrosive Iron Gall Ink in the Tropics

      • Albert Ludwig Roine (National Archives of Estonia), Unorthodox structures? P2PaLA on Orthodox birth registers

      • Robert Klugseder (Austrian Academy of Sciences ACDH-CH), Case study Kloster Aldersbach: Transkribus tools for ambitious hobby researchers and private web projects [in German]

    • 11:00
      Break / Poster Presentations
    • 11:30
    • Room: Aula

      Panel 7: Citizen Science Projects and Transkribus

      • Vivien Popken (Research Centre for Hanse and Baltic History (FGHO)), Between Citizen Science and Handwritten Text Recognition - 300 years of Hanse documents rediscovered

      • Anette Larner (Aarhus City Archives), Saving our cultural heritage; Engaging new users across all of Denmark

      Room: Höörsal B

      Panel 8: Opening the doors of academia with Transkribus

      • Joe Nockels (University of Edinburgh; University of Glasgow; National Library of Scotland), How best to facilitate HTR work, a study of Transkribus free processing requests

      • Dominique Deslandres (Université de Montréal) and Maxime Gohier (Université du Québec à Rimouski), Transkribus as a techno-social tool

      • Stefano Bazzaco (University of Verona), The Mambrino Project experience with Transkribus: objectives, workflow, deliverables, future insights

    • 13:00
      Lunch Break
    • 14:00
      Lightning Talks
    • Room: Aula

      Panel 9: The joys and sorrows of training models

      • Maria Niku (Finnish Literature Society (SKS)), Teaching Transkribus Old Finnish Handwriting

      • Lucia Werneck Xavier (Lívia Borges Magalhães Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA)), Large Corpi, Big Models, Huge Ambitions: building Portuguese models for two important document collections

      • Lith Lefranc (University of Antwerp), Righting Wrongs: Attempts to train an HTR model for 100.000 pages of handwritten police records (1876-1945)

      • Julian Helmchen (Freie Universität Berlin, Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut), Let's Join Forces - Creating a Public Model for Fifteenth-Century German Handwriting

      • Yngvil Beyer (National Library of Norway), The Peder Rafn Project

      Room: Höörsal B

      Panel 10: Transkribus as a tool to collaborate, teach and engage

      • Nina Janz (Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History, University of Luxembourg), A student project with war letters

      • Diana Stört (Museum für Naturkunde Berlin), The Transcription Workshop - A Digital Participative Format in the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin

      • Iwona Krawczyk (Institute of Polish Language, Polish Academy of Sciences) and Jagoda Marszałek (Institute of Polish Language, Polish Academy of Sciences), First Medieval Latin Transcribathon from Polish Sources - Presentation of the Project

      • Jorge Calvo-Zaragoza (University of Alicante), Handwritten Music and Text Recognition in Transkribus

    • 15:00
      Conference Closing
  • 01 Oct


    • 09:30
      Group hike

      Start: Anna Säule in the city centre

      Hungerburg > Umbrüggler Alm > Arzler Alm > Hötting Alm

      We will meet at 9:30 at the Anna Säule and then we will walk up to the Arzler Alm. Due to the bad wheater we will return before 2. See you there tomorrow.