Data sets from the Transcribathon “Faithful Transcriptions”

From May to July 2021, the Berlin State Library and the Leipzig University Library jointly organized the Transcribathon “Faithful Transcriptions”, a digital crowd souring project on medieval theological manuscripts. During the project, over 100 participants transcribed 181 manuscript pages and encoded the transcriptions in the markup language xml according to a TEI schema. The transcriptions were generated in the IIIF workspace of the Handschriftenportal, which is currently being developed. After passing the quality control, the data sets are made available in the SBB-Lab. A citable publication on a repository will follow soon.

Overview – all transcriptions

Materials:
transcriptions from 12 medieval manuscripts in German, Dutch, and Latin

Scripts:
Textura, Textualis, Gothic Cursiva, Bastarda

Number of pages:
181

Number of lines:
8952

Formats:
xml-encoded transcriptions according to a TEI-Schema; html

Licence:

Links:
All transcriptions
Documentation (Informations on the project, TEI-Schema)

Contact persons:

Manuscripts

Berlin, SBB-PK, Ms. germ. fol. 516

Content:
History Bible (Niederrheinische Historienbibel)

Origin date:
ca. 1457-1460

Script:
Bastarda

Language:
Middle High German (West Central German)

Number of pages::
36 (of 716)

Number of lines:
2252

Specifics:
Illustrations

Licence:

Links:

Berlin, SBB-PK, Ms. germ. fol. 1108

Content:
History Bible (Historienbibel IIIb)

Origin date:
1472

Script:
Bastarda

Language:
Middle High German (Bavarian)

Number of pages:
21 (of 533)

Number of lines:
1544

Specifics:
Illustrations

Licence:

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Berlin, SBB-PK, Ms. germ. fol. 1413

Content:
History Bible
Origin date:
Middle of the 15th century
Script:
Bastarda
Language:
Middle High German (Bavarian)
Number of pages:
27 (of 489)
Number of lines:
1368
Specifics:
Illustrations
Licence:
Links:

Berlin, SBB-PK, Hdschr. 25

Content:
Book of hours

Origin date:
Second half of the 15th century

Script:
Textualis

Language:
Latin

Number of pages:
17 (of 310)

Number of lines:
234

Specifics:
Illustrations

Licence:

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Berlin, SBB-PK, Ms. germ. fol. 76

Content:
Book of hours

Origin date:
1474

Script:
Bastarda

Language:
Low German

Number of pages:
6 (of 251)

Number of lines:
454

Licence:

Links:

Berlin, SBB-PK, Ms. germ. oct. 6

Content:
Geert Grote’s Book of hours

Origin date:
1480

Script:
Textura

Language:
Dutch

Number of pages:
5 (of 429)

Number of lines:
76

Specifics:
Illustrations

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Berlin, SBB-PK, Ms. germ. oct. 511

Content:
Prayer book

Origin date:
15th century

Script:
Bastarda

Language:
Latin, Middle High German (Bavarian)

Number of pages:
6 (of 315)

Number of lines:
54

Specifics:
Illustrations

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Berlin, SBB-PK, Ms. germ. fol. 19

Content:
Theological miscellany

Origin date:
1448

Script:
Bastarda

Language:
Middle High German (Alemannic)

Number of pages:
12 (of 533)

Number of lines:
548

Specifics:
Illustrations

Licence:

Links:

Leipzig, UB, Ms 687

Content:
Sermons

Origin date:
First quarter of the 15th century

Script:
Gothic Cursiva

Language:
Middle High German (East Central German)

Number of pages:
5 (of 418)

Number of lines:
382

Licence:

Links:

Leipzig, UB, Ms 688

Content:
Sermons (Sermones de tempore)

Origin date:
14th century

Script:
Textualis

Language:
Middle High German (East Central German)

Number of pages:
26 (of 290)

Number of lines:
1382

Licence:

Links:

Leipzig, UB, Ms 758

Content:
Theological miscellany

Origin date:
ca. 1320-1340

Script:
Textualis

Language:
Latin, Middle High German (Bohemian, Bavarian)

Number of pages:
15 (of 486)

Number of lines:
547

Licence:

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Leipzig, UB, Ms 762

Content:
Sermons, Summa confessionis

Origin date:
ca. 1400

Script:
Gothic Cursiva

Language:
Latin, Middle High German (East Central German)

Number of pages:
5 (of 518)

Number of lines:
111

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