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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a double award-winning collaborative initiative which is crowdsourcing the transcription of Bentham’s previously unpublished manuscripts.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 – 20 April 2020

By Chris Riley, on 20 April 2021

Welcome everyone to the latest statistics update for April 2021.

Here are the full statistics for the initiative (as of 20 March). 26,155 manuscript pages have now been transcribed. A further 1,228 manuscripts are currently in progress, and 750 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 – 18 March 2020

By Chris Riley, on 18 March 2021

Welcome everyone to the latest statistics update for March 2021.

Here are the full statistics for the initiative (as of 18 March). 25,811 manuscript pages have now been transcribed. A further 1,219 manuscripts are currently in progress, and 900 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 – 9 February 2020

By Chris Riley, on 10 December 2020

Welcome everyone to the latest statistics update for February 2021.

Here are the full statistics for the initiative (as of 10 November). 25,591 manuscript pages have now been transcribed. A further 1,182 manuscripts are currently in progress, and 635 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 – 27 November 2020

By Chris Riley, on 27 November 2020

Welcome everyone to the latest statistics update for November 2020.

Here are the full statistics for the initiative (as of 27 November). 24,833 manuscript pages have now been transcribed. A further 1,180 manuscripts are currently in progress, and 586 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 September 2020

By Chris Riley, on 8 September 2020

Welcome everyone to the latest statistics update for September 2020.

Here are the full statistics for the initiative (as of 8 September). 24,142 manuscript pages have now been transcribed. A further 1,186 manuscripts are currently in progress, and 653 are waiting for review.

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