Parlour is delighted to be presenting an information session at GOLD, this year’s SAHANZ conference, followed by a writing workshop open to all. Please join us!
Or simply come along to the writing workshop to learn how to edit Wikipedia, or get going with writing more women into Wikipedia.
Thursday, 7 July
- 4.30 pm – information session on Parlour, Wikipedia and the scholarly community
- 5pm – WikiD writing workshop
Japanese Room, MSD Building, University of Melbourne
BYO laptop. We’ll provide some snacks.
Information session, 4–4.30 pm
The first part of the event is an information session aimed at academics, historians and the scholarly community. This will explain how scholars and historians can use the Parlour platform to help disseminate research relating to equity, gender and architecture, and explain more about WikiD: women, Wikipedia, design.
There is a real opportunity for the history/theory academics to get involved, both by contributing subject expertise and by incorporating it into teaching and assessment tasks. There is great potential for students and teaching – writing a proper Wikipedia entry is demanding, and provides an excellent lesson is assembling evidence, making an argument for /notability’ and constructing proper citations. It also has the advantage of students experiencing the reward of making something that goes into the world and changes perceptions of our profession.
Wikipedia writing workshop, 4.30–5.30 pm
Join the Wikipedia editing and writing workshop. For those new to Wikipedia we’ll run through the basics of how to edit.
If you have time, please do a couple of things before coming along:
- Please sign up to get a Wikipedia user name BEFORE the event, if you don’t already have one. Do this here.
- Think about who you want to write about – if possible collect some reference material. See here for topic suggestions and here for Australian references.
- Take a look at the WikiD Guides to Editing Wikipedia.