The Rewriting Wikipedia Project: Africa and the Diaspora Workshops

Interdepartmental Event
September 20, 2016 12:00 PM
330 Frist Campus Center
Interdepartmental Event
September 20, 2016 12:00 PM
330 Frist Campus Center
"There are actually more Wikipedia editors in The Netherlands than all of Africa combined"
Presenters:
Center for Digital Humanities, McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning, and Princeton African American Studies

Concerned that the contents of Wikipedia are written predominantly by white men, and that women, people of color and other marginal groups are underrepresented in Wikipedia content? This workshop will take place in two sessions: the first, for faculty, gives an overview of the political implications of editing Wikipedia and provides an introduction to editing Wikipedia; the second session at 4:30 p.m. for students and interested instructors, will be a wikithon dedicated to adding and improving entries on Africa and the African Diaspora to Wikipedia. Participants should bring their own laptops in order to participate in the wikithon.
Faculty, post-docs, and graduate students are invited to sign up for the 12:00 p.m. session.

Facilitator Bio:
Adeline Koh is Associate Professor of Postcolonial Literature at Stockton University. She works on the intersections of postcolonial studies, digital humanities, and literature. She is the Director of the Center for Digital Humanities at Stockton, and is the designer of Trading Races, a historical role-playing game designed to teach race consciousness. She is also co-founder of Postcolonial Digital Humanities, a collaborative website producing a new orientation for postcolonial analysis in the digital age. She has held fellowships in the Duke University Humanities Writ Large program, the National University of Singapore and will be a Regional Faculty fellow under the Penn Humanities Fellowship Program in 2015-2016. In addition to numerous journal articles, she is a core contributor to the ProfHacker column at the Chronicle for Higher Education. Her book Critical Histories of the Digital Humanities: Media, Science, Pedagogy is currently under contract with Northwestern University Press.

Sponsored by the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning, Center for Digital Humanities, Department of African American Studies

Tuesday, September 20, from 12:00 to 1:20 p.m. in 330 Frist Campus Center –Session A. Please RSVP to hold a spot in the Rewriting Wikipedia discussion for faculty at 12:00 p.m. Lunch will be available.

 

More information: http://motherboard.vice.com/read/wikipedia-content-is-mostly-generated-from-economic-hubs

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