Holy Cross Manuscripts Hackathon, February 2, 2019


  1. Register and find your team leaders.
  2. Verify that one (or more) of your team’s computers is fully configured.
  3. Download a zip file with data and templates for editing. (Look for green “Clone or download” button.)

What is our manuscripts hackathon?

  • A free, one-day workshop for secondary-school teachers and students. (Teachers can receive professional development points.)
  • You’ll learn how to read and edit Latin manuscripts.
  • No prior experience with manuscripts or editing is required. Students should currently be taking a Latin class (any level).
  • We’ll create a digital edition of a cool illustrated 9th-century Latin manuscript with a poem about the constellations (Germanicus Caesar’s Aratea.)
  • You bring a laptop and enthusiasm: we’ll provide training and coffee breaks (and occasional examples of rhetorical figures like zeugma).
  • You may bring a bag lunch, or purchase lunch at the Kimball Dining Hall for $10.
  • Our work will be submitted to a new publication series, Holy Cross Digital Diplomatic Editions. If our work is accepted, your name will apear in the list of contributing editors! (The new series will be published as part of the Holy Cross Library’s digital Institutional Repository.)

More information

Who’s doing this?

The hackathon is organized by undergraduate students and alumni of the Manuscripts, Inscriptions and Documents Club (HCMID) at the College of the Holy Cross.

Date, time, location

Saturday, February 2, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm, in Hogan Center at the College of the Holy Cross.

How to register

Use this Google form to register.