Newberry Library Crowdsourcing Translators For Rare Magical Texts

Atlas Obscura recently posted news that Chicago’s Newberry Library is looking for volunteers to help transcribe and translate a series of rare religious manuscripts written between the 15th and 19th centuries. In part the article reads:

“The manuscripts, titled The Book of Magical Charms, The Commonplace Book and Cases of Conscience Concerning Witchcraft, are part of the Newberry’s multidisciplinary project ‘Religious Change, 1450–1700,’ which explores how the printed word changed religious interpretation in Europe and the Americas. These rare manuscripts may contain writings that are unavailable anywhere else, according to Chris Fletcher, the Andrew Mellon fellow who is coordinating the project.”

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