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Welcome to Transcribe Bentham!

By uczwlse, on 6 December 2017

Jeremy Bentham

Jeremy Bentham

‘Many hands make light work. Many hands together make merry work‘, wrote the philosopher and reformer, Jeremy Bentham (1748–1832) in 1793.

In this spirit, we cordially welcome you to Transcribe Bentham, a double award-winning collaborative initiative which is crowdsourcing the transcription of Bentham’s previously unpublished manuscripts.

Anyone can start transcribing at our Transcription Desk. Your transcripts will contribute to the production of Bentham’s Collected Works and preserve Bentham’s writings into the future.

Find out more about Transcribe Bentham in the sidebar menu on the left, or scroll down to read the latest news from the Transcribe Bentham blog.

Transcription Update – 5 June 2020

By Chris Riley, on 5 June 2020

Welcome everyone to the latest statistics update for June 2020.

Here are the full statistics for the initiative (as of 5 June). 23,485 manuscript pages have now been transcribed. A further 1,192 manuscripts are currently in progress, and 287 are waiting for review.

Visit the Benthamometer for more information on how much has been transcribed from each box of Bentham’s papers.

Transcription Update – 12 May 2020

By Chris Riley, on 12 May 2020

Welcome everyone to the latest statistics update for May 2020.

Here are the full statistics for the initiative (as of 12 May). 23,352 manuscript pages have now been transcribed. A further 1,179 manuscripts are currently in progress, and 245 are waiting for review.

Visit the Benthamometer for more information on how much has been transcribed from each box of Bentham’s papers.

Transcription Update – 8 April 2020

By Chris Riley, on 8 April 2020

Welcome everyone to the latest statistics update for April 2020.

Here are the full statistics for the initiative (as of 8 April). 23,170 manuscript pages have now been transcribed. A further 1,173 manuscripts are currently in progress, and 154 are waiting for review.

Visit the Benthamometer for more information on how much has been transcribed from each box of Bentham’s papers.

Transcription Update – 6 March 2020

By Chris Riley, on 6 March 2020

Welcome everyone to the latest statistics update for March 2020.

Here are the full statistics for the initiative (as of 6 March).

23,011 manuscript pages have now been transcribed. A further 1,128 manuscripts are currently in progress, and 0 are waiting for review.

Visit the Benthamometer for more information on how much has been transcribed from each box of Bentham’s papers.

Transcribe Bentham downtime, 4 February 2020, 7 am–12 noon GMT

By Chris Riley, on 27 January 2020

There will be a short period of downtime on Transcribe Bentham on 4 February 2020 while we make a few changes to the site, including a new method for submitting completed transcripts and an improved Benthamometer. The update will occur between 7 am and 12 noon GMT.

The Transcription Desk will be inaccessible for most of this time, but we hope to have everything back up and running as soon as possible by noon if not before.