• Seaward, Louise, ‘Quiet but powerful: sustaining the Transcribe Bentham volunteer community’, Le Crowdsourcing: pour partager, enrichir et publier des sources patriomoniales, Université Angers, 19 October 2017
  • Seaward, Louise, ‘Enlightening the crowd? Crowdsourcing research with Transcribe Bentham’, Digitising Enlightenment II conference, Radboud University, 16 June 2017
  • Seaward, Louise, ‘Transcribe Bentham: transcribing with computers and the crowd’, Prior Project workshop on Time and Modality, University of Aalborg, 30 May 2017


  • Seaward, Louise, ‘Transkribus and the READ project: a research infrastructure to broaden access to cultural heritage’, Persistent Identifiers in the Humanities, The British Library, London, 9 December 2016.
  • Seaward, Louise, ‘Training computers to read handwritten text: The Recognition and Enrichment of Archival Documents (READ) project’, Big Ideas Seminar, National Archives, London, 7 November 2016.
  • Terras, Melissa, ‘If you teach a computer to READ: Transcribe Bentham, Transkribus, and Handwriting Technology Recognition’, What should be in your Digital Toolbox, The Linnean Society, London, 10 October 2016.
  • Seaward, Louise, ‘Transcribing with Technology: Transcribe Bentham, Digital Archives and Handwritten Text Recognition’, Archives and Records Association Annual Conference, London, 31 August – 2 September 2016.
  • Seaward, Louise ‘Can machines help to Transcribe Bentham?’, International Society for Utilitarian Studies conference, Catholic University of Lille, Lille, 6-8 July 2016.
  • Seaward, Louise, ‘Handwritten Text Recognition in Archives – The READ Project’, Archives and Society Seminar, Institute of Historical Research, London, 17 May 2016.
  • Seaward, Louise, ‘Transcribe Bentham’, Transcription collaborative et édition numérique de manuscrits: enjeux, outils et perspectives, Archives Nationales, Pierrefitte-sur-Seine, 16 March 2016.
  • Seaward, Louise, ‘The Crowd, the Volunteers and the Supertranscribers.  Building and supporting an online user community for the Bentham Edition’, Technology Meets Scholarship, co:op convention, Hessian State Archives, Marburg, 19-21 January 2016.



  • Terras, Melissa, ‘Transcribe Bentham: Sharing Labour, Sharing Platforms, Sharing Data’, The Digital Humanist: Open Resources, Shared Standards, Virtual Communities seminar series, University of Oxford, 20 October 2014.
  • Causer, Tim, ‘”Many hands make light work. Many hands together make merry work”: engaging the public with transcribing the manuscripts of Jeremy Bentham’, ESRC Impact of Social Science Research workshop, University of Cambridge, 25 September 2014.
  • Causer, Tim, ‘”Many hands make light work. Many hands together make merry work”: Transcribe Bentham and Crowdsourcing Manuscript Collections’, Digitising Nightingale symposium, Wellcome Trust, London, 13 May 2014.


  • Grint, Kris, ‘”No longer the one-off act of a single Bentham”: new crowdsourcing approaches to transcription in the Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham‘, Le sujet digital : inscription, excription, téléscription, Université Paris 8, Paris, France, 19 November 2013.
  • Causer, Tim, ‘”Many hands make light work. Many hands together make merry work”: Transcribe Bentham and Crowdsourcing Manuscript Collections’, Penn Humanities Forum, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 27 September 2013.
  • Terras, Melissa, ‘Crowdsourcing or crowdsifting? Results and experiences from Transcribe Bentham‘, Social Digital Scholarly Editing conference, University of Saskatchewan, Canada, 12 July 2013.
  • Terras, Melissa, ‘Digital Humanities and the Crowd: Using Technology for Outreach and Engagement’, Faculté des sciences sociales et politiques, Laboratoire de cultures et humanités digitales de l’Université de Lausanne, 13 June 2013.
  • Causer, Tim, ‘Transcribe Bentham: crowdsourced manuscript transcription’, Networks of Innovation workshop, King’s College London, 24 May 2013
  • Tonra, Justin, ‘Manuscript transcription: the habits of crowds’, The Limits of the Archive: Classification, Management, Digitization workshop, University College Cork, 16 May 2013.
  • Causer, Tim, ‘Transcribe Bentham: crowdsourced transcription of a scholarly edition’, Easy Tools for Difficult Texts workshop, Huygens Institute, 18-19 April 2013
  • Causer, Tim, ‘Transcribe Bentham: a participatory initiative‘, Impacts of Crowdsourcing workshop, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, 8 April 2013.
  • Causer, Tim, ‘Crowdsourcing experts panel’, Market Research Society Annual Conference 2013, London, 19 March 2013.
  • Terras, Melissa, ‘Digital Humanities and the Crowd: Using Technology for Outreach and Engagement‘, University of Cambridge, Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities, 4 March 2013.
  • Causer, Tim, ‘Transcribe Bentham‘, Twenty-First Century Curatorship series, British Library, London, 28 February 2013.
  • Terras, Melissa, ‘Digital Humanities and the crowd: opportunities for public engagement’, Digital Humanities Lecture Series, University of Darmstadt, 7 February 2013.



  • Terras, Melissa, ‘Crowdsourcing the Digital Edition: The Transcribe Bentham Project’. DISH (Digital Strategies for Heritage) Conference, Transcribing Heritage Documents session Rotterdam, December 2011
  • Causer, Tim, Presentation to the Welsh Wills Online Expert’s Forum, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, 11 November 2011
  • Causer, Tim, Presentation to the Digital Communities winner’s forum, Ars Electronica festival. Brucknerhaus, Linz, 4 September 2011.
  • Wallace, Valerie, and Tim Causer. “Character Journey: the Story of the Supertranscriber.” Beyond Collections 2011. University of Oxford, 26 May 2011.
  • Wallace, Valerie, and Tim Causer. “Crowdsourced transcription: some findings from the Transcribe Bentham project.” Archives Discovery Forum 2011. The National Archives, 2 March 2011.
  • Schofield, Philip, and Valerie Wallace. “Transcribe Bentham: Taking the Bentham Edition into the Digital Age.” London Seminar in Digital Text and Scholarship. Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London. 10 February 2011.


  • Schofield, Philip, and Justin Tonra. “Transcription Maximized; Expense Minimized: Crowdsourcing and Editing The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham.” Textual Scholarship Seminar. School of Advanced Studies, University of London. 12 October 2010.
  • Terras, Melissa. “Present, Not Voting: Digital Humanities in the Panopticon.” Digital Humanities 2010. King’s College London, London. 10 July 2010. Eprints.
  • Moyle, Martin, Justin Tonra, and Valerie Wallace. “Crowdsourcing manuscript transcription: the Transcribe Bentham project.” LIBER 2010 Annual Conference. Aarhus University, Aarhus. 30 June 2010. Eprints.
  • Terras, Melissa. “Crowdsourcing Cultural Heritage: UCL’s Transcribe Bentham Project.” Seeing Is Believing: New Technologies For Cultural Heritage. International Society for Knowledge Organization. University College London, London. 9 June 2010. Eprints.
  • Tonra, Justin, and Valerie Wallace. “Bentham Papers Transcription Initiative.” JISC Content Programme Meeting. Hoxton Hotel, London. 19 May 2010. Eprints.