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Webinar Registration

60 minutes of DH: eScriptorium for handwritten text recognition in humanities research

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 14.00-15.00 CET

hosted by the DH Lab of the Leibniz Institute of European History

eScriptorium is a digital tool developed for automatic transcription and has especially proven useful for complex page-layouts and/or texts that are not written in neat lines from left to right. In this webinar, Peter Stokes, Directeur d’études at the École Pratique des Hautes Études in Paris and technical contributor to the RESILIENCE infrastructure, will show us how to train a machine-learning model to transcribe a Hebrew text and save the results for further text analysis. In the subsequent discussion, we will focus on the usability of eScriptorium, personal and institutional access, and a comparison with similar OCR / HCR software such as Transkribus. We will consider use cases from different fields of the humanities, e.g. the transcription of other Biblical languages for religious studies or the analysis of modern texts in non-European languages such as Arabic. 

Join this webinar to get acquainted with two of our RESILIENCE partners who are dedicated to advancing the digital transformation of historical and religion-related research. We invite you to discuss with us the use of cutting-edge technology in humanities and to exchange experiences in digitally supported research.

To join this webinar please register below. We will then send you a link to a “Big Blue Button” virtual room that can be accessed via your browser without previous installations. Please note that the number of participants is limited. For further information please contact


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