We are a Colombian non-profit devoted to using new technologies to protect and promote the historical heritage of Latin America.

We design and build custom scanners to digitize historical collections, create tools and platforms to make them accessible, and develop digital history projects.


Digital edition of the Recopilación de leyes de los reinos de las Indias


This project is a collaborative effort by scholars of the political and legal history of the Spanish monarchy across several universities to transcribe and publish online the first edition of the Recopilación de leyes de los reinos de las indias (1680), making this essential text of colonial Latin American history more accessible to scholars. Using transcriptions provided by participants, this project will train and develop a language model to generate the first transcription of this text, which will then be checked and corrected by the participants. It is expected that this model can then be used to transcribe similar early modern printed texts for digital publication.


  • Participants have transcribed an important portion of this text.
  • A third of the index of the laws is ready.


  • Juan Fernando Cobo Betancourt, UC Santa Barbara
  • Natalie Cobo, University of Oxford
  • Santiago Muñoz Arbeláez, University of Texas at Austin
  • Santiago Paredes Cisneros, Universidad de los Andes
  • Masaki Sato, University of Tokyo
  • Maria José Afanador Llach, Universidad de los Andes
  • Andrés Jácome, Universidad de los Andes
  • Rafael Nieto, Universidad de los Andes
  • Jorge Camargo, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana