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An Interview with Matthew Nelson, Herencia Crowdsourcing Intern

Today’s interview is with Matthew Nelson, an intern working on transcribing the Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents crowdsourcing campaign at the Law Library of Congress.  Describe your background. I grew up in Fredericksburg, Virginia (about thirty miles south of Washington, D.C.). I first became interested in history and Latin when my parents signed me up to take […]

An Interview with Erika Wesch, Herencia Crowdsourcing Intern

Today’s interview is with Erika Wesch, an intern working on transcribing the Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents crowdsourcing campaign at the Law Library of Congress.  Describe your background: Although born in Bethesda, Maryland, I was raised in South Florida. I grew up 10 minutes from the beach, but I always felt drawn to the Washington, D.C., […]

An Exploration of the Herencia Collection: Nuptial Agreements in Medieval Catalonia

The following is a guest post by Lourdes Johnson, who served as a spring 2021 remote intern transcribing and researching documents in the Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents crowdsourcing campaign at the Law Library of Congress. For the last five years, I have worked for public and school libraries as a library page, library assistant, and […]

Herencia: Church and State in 18th Century Spain

The following is a guest post by Eliza Friend, who served as a spring 2021 remote intern transcribing and researching documents in the Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents crowdsourcing campaign at the Law Library of Congress. As I have completed the Herencia Crowdsourcing Campaign Internship and reviewed documents that span a variety of subjects and languages, a […]

Vagabonds in the Kingdom: 18th Century Spanish Social Assistance and Anti-Idleness Policy

The following is a guest post by Jake Neuberger, who served as a spring 2021 remote intern transcribing and researching documents in the Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents crowdsourcing campaign at the Law Library of Congress. The Herencia collection contains various documents that shed light onto political, economic, and socio-cultural themes in Spain throughout the 15th […]

Vatican Criminal Law and Recent Money Laundering Cases

The following post is by Dante Figueroa, a senior legal information analyst at the Law Library of Congress. He has recently written for In Custodia Legis on the Italian Parliamentary Library; Spanish Legal Documents (15th to 19th Century); Recent Legislation Enacted by Italy to Tackle COVID-19; and Italy: A New Silk Road Between Italy and China – the Belt and Road […]

RECAP: Lunch & Learn Webinar: A Conversation with the Herencia Crowdsourcing Interns

In March 2021, the Law Library of Congress celebrated the first anniversary of the crowdsourcing campaign, Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents. Herencia became the first ever crowdsourcing campaign in By the People in a language other than English. This rare collection of Spanish legal documents from the 15th to 19th centuries includes royal decrees, […]

An Interview with Aranza Obscura, Herencia Crowdsourcing Intern

Today’s interview is with Aranza Obscura, an intern working on transcribing the Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents crowdsourcing campaign at the Law Library of Congress.  Describe your background. I was born in Mexico City and grew up in a border town called Laredo in South Texas. Being steeped in both Mexican and American values allowed me […]

An Interview with Emily Hausheer, Herencia Crowdsourcing Intern

Today’s interview is with Emily Hausheer, an intern working on transcribing the Herencia: Centuries of Spanish Legal Documents crowdsourcing campaign at the Law Library of Congress. She will be a panelist in our upcoming Lunch & Learn Webinar: A Conversation with the Herencia Crowdsourcing Interns.  Describe your background I grew up in a small town in Central New Jersey. […]