The fourth edition of the Celtic Knot Conference, focusing on minority
languages on the Wikimedia projects, will take place on July 9th and 10th,
2020 in Limerick, Ireland.
The Celtic Knot Wikimedia Language Conference aims to bring people together
to share their experiences of working on sharing information in minority
languages. We hope to help people learn how to encourage the flow of
information across language barriers and support associated communities. As
in previous years we will have a strong focus on *Wikidata and its
potential to support languages*.
Wikimedia UK has been the organiser with local partners for the 2017 Celtic
Knot Wikimedia Language Conference in Edinburgh (focusing on Scottish
Gaelic), in 2018 in Aberystwyth (focusing on Welsh) and in 2019 in Falmouth
(focusing on Cornish). In 2020, the conference will focus on Irish and
developing its Wikimedia community - whilst making sure that we can share
and support other languages in the Celtic Knot and beyond.
The programme will include presentations and workshops linked to the
conference themes of:
How Wikidata and language technology can support minority languages
Wikimedia projects in education with language applications
Experiences with empowering wiki communities to create content in their
How cultural institutions and wiki communities work together to provide
more accessible knowledge in minority languages
We especially expect a lot of representatives from Irish cultural
institutions as well as contributors of Wikimedia projects in various
Are you interested in participating? Save the date in your calendar! The
call for submissions to the program will start on February 27th until March
30th. A scholarship program will be set up and more information will be
shared in March.
More details about the conference:
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