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#WCCWiki: Using Wikipedia for Public Engagement and Social Change

Fri. Feb. 7 03:30 PM - Fri. Feb. 7 04:30 PM
Contact: Peter J. Miller, pj.miller@uwinnipeg.ca
Location: 3D01

Dr. Victoria Austen-Perry, University of Winnipeg

Wikipedia, the fifth most visited website in the world, is one of the most influential sources of information available. However, gaps and prejudice remain: out of the 1.5 million biographies available, only 17% focus on women. This talk examined the targeted online activism of the #WCCWiki project, the Women's Classical Committee's project to rectify Wikipedia's stark gender imbalance, beginning with Classics and Classical scholarship.

Light refreshments provided. All welcome.

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Watch Dr. Austen-Perry's talk archived on YouTube

#WCCWiki Wikipedia Editing Workshop

Mon. Feb. 10 12:00 PM - Mon. Feb. 10 02:00 PM
Contact: v.austen-perry@uwinnipeg.ca
Location: 4C83

Building on the issues raised in this New Directions in Classics talk, Dr. Austen-Perry also lead a practical workshop and 'editathon' to guide participants in how to become a Wikipedia editor and allow time to contribute to the #WCCWiki project.