Symposium: Wikipedia - bring a laptop or tablet!

Event Date/Time: 
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Event Details: 

BRING A LAPTOP OR TABLET!!!!

Help improve linguistics-related articles on Wikipedia! Wikipedia is the seventh most visited site on the internet, but many of its linguistics articles are incomplete, out of date, or in need of attention from actual linguists.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. (It also makes a meaningful class assignment for students in place of a traditional final paper.) This workshop, led by Gretchen McCulloch, will provide training in editing Wikipedia for complete beginners, plus 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 color, and other under-represented linguists. We will also look at how to integrate Wikipedia editing into the linguistics classroom with the help of the Wiki Education Foundation.  

For more information about previous linguistics editathons, see posts here, or tweet your editing remotely using the hashtag #lingwiki.