The Bentham Project at UCL seeks the assistance of willing participants in an initiative to transcribe the manuscripts of philosopher and reformer Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832).
Today sees the launch of the Transcribe Bentham Transcription Desk, an online tool designed to harness the effort of all Bentham fans – whether schoolchildren, history enthusiasts, academics or armchair philosophers – to bring his work into the digital age and the world at large.
The Transcription Desk allows participants to transcribe material from facsimile images of Bentham’s previously unpublished manuscripts. The resulting transcripts will be included in a freely-accessible database of Bentham’s Manuscripts at UCL, and will assist in the preparation of future printed volumes of /The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham/ at the Bentham Project.
For further information on Transcribe Bentham, visit http://www.ucl.ac.uk/transcribe-bentham/