Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

New Orleans Jazz Museum to host transcribathon of Spanish and French colonial documents

October 13th, 2018
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Location
New Orleans Jazz Museum
400 Esplanade Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504)-568-6993

The New Orleans Jazz Museum will be hosing a “Colonial Documents Transcribathon” on Saturday, October 13. A transcribathon is an all-day event where lovers of language and history come together to transcribe and encode hand-written manuscripts. Transcribers will learn to use cutting-edge technology to transcribe documents from the museum’s collection of eighteenth-century French and Spanish colonial records. These transcriptions will help people around the world learn about the colonial history of New Orleans and its environs. The NOLA Jazz Museum Transcribathon will also feature live music, a bar, tours of the collections, a raffle with prizes, and invited speakers.

The events welcome brand-new and experienced transcribers with any level of French or Spanish, as well as anyone interested in learning more about the Jazz Museum’s one-of-a-kind collection of colonial records.

To learn more and to RSVP, please event the official event website.

General Latin America + People
Pierre Buekens
W.H. Watkins Professor of Epidemiology - Public Health and Tropical Medicine