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Wikipedia Edit-a-thons

Wikipedia Edit-a-thons


Help improve linguistics-related articles on Wikipedia!

Wikipedia is the 7th most visited site on the internet, but many of its linguistics articles are incomplete, out of date, or in need of attention from actual linguists. Editing Wikipedia has a tremendous impact on the perception of our field and is useful practice in explaining linguistics in a neutral and accessible manner.

This weekly workshop, led by Gretchen McCulloch, will provide training in editing Wikipedia for complete beginners, plus lots of time and support for independent or small-group editing by beginners and more experienced editors. We'll be focusing on three main areas: linguistics stubs (too-short articles), under-documented languages, and biographic articles of female linguists, linguists of colour, and other minority linguists. Feel free to also bring your own ideas about where you want to contribute, especially if you might want to collaborate on a larger multi-week project such as a template or images.

Coffee and snacks will be provided. Please bring a laptop or other device to edit on. Feel free to attend any or all of the editathons, all of which will have an option for beginner training.


Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm


Rosenwald 405
1101-11 E. 58th St.
Chicago, IL 60637

Speakers / Organizers:

Gretchen McCulloch