Crowdmap the Crusades

crowdmapCrowdmap the Crusades was a project that started in my own time and gradually evolved into an AHRC funded project to develop digital humanities projects in an “incubator” like way.

download (5)Crowdmap is a crowdsourcing tool which encourages the collective transcription of the medieval song “Chanson De Antioch” related to a story of the crusades. We built a new plugin (transcribepress) to support the hosting of transcriptions in WordPress and various admin tools to aid management of the data users submit.

 

 

 

 

download (6)The WordPress site, theme and logo we’re all developed by ourselves and we also added several features to encourage contributions such as tweeting a transcription to twitter.