P.S. Apologies if this wasn’t clear, but the intention is to ask folks to make at least one edit within the 72 hour window, not edit for 72 hours straight! You do need to eat and sleep after all 😉


P.P.S. If you intend to edit during the weekend but don’t need to attend the training, then it would be fantastic if you could sign up to the event dashboard here.


P.P.S. If you would like to cross translate other articles during the event, let me know so that I can track other language wikis.


Many thanks for everyone’s interest! This is my first attempt at running anything like this, so any and all feedback would be welcome.


All the best






Working hours (2.5 days/week)

Monday 8:30am-12:30pm (remote working)

Tuesday 8am-4pm

Wednesday 8am-4pm


From: 'Kirsty Ross' via ScotWiki <scotwiki@wikimedia.org.uk>
Sent: 20 July 2021 16:33
To: scotwiki@wikimedia.org.uk; wikimediauk-l@lists.wikimedia.org
Subject: 72 hour Wikipedia Editathon for European Researchers' Night (24-26 September)


Hi all!


The Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility Network for Open Knowledge (IDEA Network for short!) is based at the University of St Andrews. It aims to make Wikipedia a more inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible place for all forms of knowledge. From midnight on Thursday 23rd September to midnight on Sunday 26th September, we will be running a 72 hour EU wide Wikipedia Editathon. This is all part of EXPLORATHON, Scotland's contribution to European Researchers' Night.


In order to be in good shape for the Editathon, we are offering this series of editing training session (you only need to attend one!). It is open to all researchers and anyone with an interest in improving the world's largest encyclopedia! As this is a Europe-wide event, each training session is targeted at a particular country, but feel free to book into a session that works for you and your diary.


During this training session, we will primarily be focusing on areas of Wikipedia with underestimated individuals, namely Women in Red for different disciplines, as well as cross-translating between Wikis, and adding images to the Wiki Loves Monuments competition. However, if there are particular pages that you are passionate about improving then please do go for it!



Any questions, just drop me an email (ksrh1@st-andrews.ac.uk). Feel free to spread the word!


Explorathon is funded by the European Commission under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions programme - grant agreement No 101036101


All the best




Dr Kirsty Ross (she/her)

Public Engagement Officer

Public Engagement with Research (PER) team

School of Biology

Willie Russell Labs, Potato Avenue,

St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9ST



To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to scotwiki+unsubscribe@wikimedia.org.uk.