Hi all! Just wanted to circulate this call one last time: we're reviewing
applications we've received later this month! Please feel free to pass
along widely to fellow Wikipedians: as noted below, the position is remote,
so the Scholar doesn't have to be in the Providence / New England area!
The John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage
<https://www.brown.edu/academics/public-humanities/>(Brown University) has
teamed up with WikiEd to look for a Wikipedia Visiting Scholar who
specializes in Ethnic Studies. Full details on the position can be found
and information about WikiEd's Visiting Scholars program can be found here
*About* *Wikipedia Visiting Scholars*
Wikipedia Visiting Scholars are experienced Wikipedians who connect with
academic institutions to improve Wikipedia. Scholars receive free remote
access to library resources and agree to use them to improve articles in
topic areas related to the library’s areas of specialization.
Successful applicants are:
- Experienced, active Wikipedians with a minimum of 1 year of active
editing and 1,000 edits.
- Content writers enthusiastic about creating and improving Wikipedia
articles (FA and GA experience preferred, but not required).
- Interested to work in one or more topic areas related to the library’s
- Passionate about Wikipedia and its mission.
- Good collaborators and communicators in good standing with the
The role of a Visiting Scholar
Wikipedia Visiting Scholars tap into your university’s digital resources
(such as special collections, research databases, rare volumes, or
paywalled journals) to write high-quality Wikipedia articles. Visiting
Scholars use their experience to determine which articles to edit or create
based upon the resources you provide.
- Scholars are remote.
- Scholars are unpaid.
- Scholars work on a fixed timeline determined by the sponsoring
institution, typically lasting 6-12 months.
- Scholars and sponsors work out a schedule for checking in (for
example, via phone calls, Skype, or Google Hangouts).
- Scholars may offer a remote presentation to report on their work, for
example, at the end of a term or their sponsorship.
Jim McGrath, Ph.D
Postdoctoral Fellow in Public Digital Humanities
John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage
Twitter: @JimMc_Grath <http://twitter.com/jimmc_grath>