MarineLives: Call for Project Volunteers

MarineLives, a project using collaborative transcription, linkage and enrichment of High Court of Admiralty primary manuscripts, 1650-1669, is recruiting volunteer project experts, project facilitators and project associates.

MarineLives is an innovative academic project for the collaborative transcription, linkage and enrichment of primary manuscripts, which were originated in the High Court of Admiralty, London, 1650-1669. The end product will be a publicly and freely available online academic edition.

The project is being conducted with the support of The National Archives, Kew, and will work collaboratively on high quality digital images for a complete volume of the court’s records, selected from the period 1650-1669.

The project is looking for more project associates – year thirteen (and twelve) school students; local historians; and university undergraduate and graduate students. Roughly fifty hours work over the length of the project.

Project associates will work in teams of three or four and will be assigned a trained and experienced project facilitator, who may be post graduate, an academic or a public historian. Work will be on line, with a conference to present results in late January.

Please contact the Project Team, if you would like further information, or access the project website (

Full details of this call for volunteers can be found here.

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