Joseph and Friends

A Svoboda Scavenger Hunt | April 19 – May 14, 2021

The Joseph Mathia Svoboda diaries capture over 40 years of trade on the Tigris, life, politics, and the landscape of Ottoman Iraq through the perspective of a British steamship purser with a rich family history and local connections. Each year, project interns engage in diverse tasks relating to the preservation, accessibility, and analysis of the diaries, including digital transcription of the handwritten diaries, analysis of the text of the diaries, developing interactive ways to explore the text online, and other activities.

We are excited to announce a four week online contest, starting on April 19! Each week we will post a new theme related to the diaries. By completing the corresponding tasks and questions, you can enter a lottery to win a $25 gift card!

To learn more about the contest, click here.