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You are invited to join us on Friday 1 July 2022 (1.00 - 5.30pm) to take part in an event
to promote Women's, LGBTQ+ and Black Histories on Wikipedia.
This free event is the culmination of a student project which has seen the diversifying of
Wikipedia one page at a time, and now it's your turn!
“You and your students can dramatically affect the most popular and important reference
work in the world” - Adrianne Wadewitz
Full training will be provided, and you don't need any prior experience to take part.
This is a hybrid event, so you can join in person at the University of Edinburgh, or
Learn valuable new digital research skills (great CPD so ask your boss if you can attend!)
which can then be applied by writing new articles of 50-100 words (or more) which we’ll
publish by the end of the afternoon. These articles are drawn from a selection of tasks,
encapsulating Scottish LGBTQ+ activists, professional women athletes, and Black
campaigners, which will help address these under-represented histories.
Experience how fun, satisfying and tangibly impactful it is to contribute to the knowledge
freely available online via the 8th most visited site in the UK, and 9th most visited
globally (rankings by Alexa).
We look forward to seeing you there!
Eleanor, Siân and Kirsty (Knowledge Equity Researchers)
Ewan (Wikimedian in Residence)
NB: Yes, anyone can edit but you have to cite what you write and editing Wikipedia inside
or outside the curriculum is a free and impactful way of improving the information
available online to improve global understanding of topics and make for a more inclusive
and representative internet. Read more: quick facts about Wikipedia at 21 years
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