Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Anthropology and Community Connections

Event Start Date: Friday, March 31, 2023 - 10:00 am

Event End Date: Friday, March 31, 2023 - 12:00 pm

Location: Hybrid: UMCP Hornbake 2116 and Zoom

Are you interested in the history of anthropology? A linked data nerd? Want to help connect Indigenous communities with their archival records within colonial repositories? Join a co-sponsored edit-a-thon event between the University of Maryland Center for Archival Futures (CAFe) and WikimediaDC to support the reworking of the Council on the Preservation of Anthropological Records guide to anthropological records. Specifically, this edit-a-thon will add and edit anthropologists’ records within Wikipedia, and then ensure that each anthropologist is linked with the Wikipedia records of the Indigenous communities and peoples with whom they worked. Once mapped in both Wikipedia and Wikidata, this work will inform the data within SNAC (Social Networks, Archival Contexts), a search platform for finding archival records, which through an IMLS grant, we are shaping to facilitate connections between Native communities and their archival records.

This event is open to the public. Registration is required. Max of 25 people in-person, first come – first served.


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