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Transcription Workshop


Historian, Dr. Diana Stört, will introduce the rules of transcription.

In the digital transcription course (event by zoom), participants will be invited to transcribe handwritten documents from the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin's Historical Research Unit. These include correspondence from scientists, field diaries, scientific catalogs, and inventory lists from the 18th to 20th centuries related to the museum's collections. The introductory course offers participants the chance to learn how to read and transcribe old manuscripts such as Kurrent and Sütterlin, and to try out their skills on archival materials right away. By cooperating with scientific projects in the selection of documents to be processed, the participants are directly integrated into the current research work of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin. In terms of content, the focus will be on archival materials for researching the naturalia of the former Brandenburg-Prussian Chamber of Art and Naturalia and from the project "Knowledge of the World - Environmental Knowledge: German Natural History in Australia" (project lead: PD Dr. Eva Bischoff). Participants will also gain an exciting insight into the work of the Historical Research Unit of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin.

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Further dates

  • 10 dates each Friday 10.30 to 12:00 from 9.4.2021 to 25.6.2021 (not on 14.5. and 4.6.)

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An event of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, realized within the context of the Action Plan of the Leibniz Research Museums under the motto "A World in Motion".