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Europeana XX: Subtitle-a-thon

Date
Sunday 26 September 2021 - Saturday 2 October 2021
Location
Online

Join us for the Europeana XX: Subtitle-a-thon Challenge Amsterdam! Share your language and subtitling skills to Subtitle the Past, Translate for the Future with us. Receive a certificate and win prizes!

The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision and the Europeana XX: Century of Change project, in collaboration with the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) Cluster The Netherlands and the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics are organizing the Subtitle-a-thon Challenge Amsterdam. The Subtitle-a-thon is an initiative that invites the public to create and add subtitles to archival audiovisual clips coming from various European heritage collections available in europeana.eu

All students of Leiden Translation, LUCL and the Faculty of Humanities are invited to take up the challenge and “donate” their English to Dutch subtitling skills to this crowdsourcing project. Registration is now open.

The kick-off of the subtitle-a-thon takes place on Sunday, September 26th at 15.00 CET as part of one of the activities celebrating the European Day of Languages 2021. The event will start with a two-hour introductory session and will run online for seven days with a closing session on Saturday, October 2nd at 17.00 CET. The event will be held in English. 

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