By Tim Causer, on 13 February 2014
A pre-publication version of a new publication about Transcribe Bentham, by Dr Tim Causer and Professor Melissa Terras, is now available for downloading from UCL Discovery. ‘Crowdsourcing Bentham: beyond the traditional boundaries of academic history‘ discusses Transcribe Bentham‘s potential impact on the work of the Bentham Project and the ongoing production of the new critical edition of the Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham. It also explores how, excitingly, volunteers can make a genuine contribution to humanities research by making discoveries with the potential for clarifying and widening understanding of certain aspects of Bentham’s thought, and examines material transcribed by volunteers dealing with the subjects of political economy, animal welfare, and convict transportation and the history of early New South Wales.
This is a pre-publication version of an article which will be published in April in a special issue of the International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing, an Edinburgh University Press journal, and we appreciate EUP allowing us to make this version of the paper available for all.