Bentham Hackathon

Start: Oct 20, 2017 05:00 PM
End: Oct 22, 2017 06:00 PM

Location: UCL BaseKX, 103c Camley Street, London N1C 4PF


UCL have teamed up with IBM to hack the writings of the philosopher and social reformer Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832). Bentham wrote on a vast array of subjects including democratic reform, religion, crime and economics and his ideas on education inspired the founders of UCL.

Transcribe Bentham, part of the Bentham Project at UCL, is a digital humanities crowdsourcing initiative that asks members of the public to transcribe material written by Bentham. Transcripts produced by volunteers are made freely available online and are used by the Bentham Project in the production of the definitive edition of Bentham’s Collected Works.

Transcribe Bentham is working with IBM to explore 'How can digital technologies help us to research Bentham’s philosophy?'

Join us for an intense and fun weekend of hacking and problem solving as we apply the best of IBM’s innovative technology to a vast and unparalleled dataset of Bentham’s manuscripts.

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