Worlds of Wikimedia 2019

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Twitter hashtag #WOW2019

The Worlds of Wikimedia Conference theme was 'communicating and collaborating across languages and cultures'. The conference was held 2-14 June 2019 at the University of Sydney, Camperdown, New South Wales, and was a partnership between Dr Frances Di Lauro, Department of Writing Studies, and Dr Bunty Avieson, Department of Media and Communications, and Wikimedia Australia.

Wednesday 12 June 2019 Opening Event

SSB Lecture Theatre 200, Social Science Building. ​Co-hosted by Worlds of Wikimedia Conference and Sydney Ideas.

  • 6-7.30pm Dr Martin Dittus, Oxford Internet Institute, in conversation with Professor Jaky Troy, University of Sydney, hosted by Dean Annamarie Jagose.
  • 7.30-8.30 Welcome drinks for conference delegates and registration.

Thursday 13 June 2019 Day 1

​Room S226, Department of Media and Communications, John Woolley Building, Manning Rd.

  • 9.15-9.30 Welcome to country with Uncle Alan, a Gadigal man from the Eora nation.
  • 9.30-10.30 Keynote Professor Jaky Troy
  • Special Sufi performance by Adnan Bhatti
  • 10.30-11.00 Morning tea
  • 11.00-12.30 Dr Bunty Avieson - Minority language Wikipedias for cultural resilience
  • Adrian Estevez Iglesias - Galician Literature in Wikipedias: from Middle-Age lyric to contemporaneous crime fiction
  • Ivonne Kristiani - Encouraging Knowledge Production by Women in Arts & Culture in Indonesia
  • 12.30-1.30 Lunch
  • 1.30-2.30 Keynote Dr Carwil Bjork-James
  • 2.30-3.15 Dr Frances Di Lauro - Wikipedia and languages
  • 3.15-3.45 Afternoon tea
  • 3.45-4.45 GLAM presentations, host Liam Wyatt, founder and coordinator for GLAMwiki Europeana.
  • Kerry Raymond - Creating Wikipedia articles from CC-BY content; how hard can it be?
  • 4.45-5.45. Dr Toby Hudson - Wikidata and how it is helping to overcome language biases
  • 6.00 Drinks and Conference dinner, Holmes Courtyard.

Friday 14 June 2019

  • 9.15-10.00 Keynote Ingrid Cumming, Noongarpedia
  • 10.00-11.00 Caddie Brain and Joel Liddle - Developing Indigemoji - the political tensions of combining some of the newest and oldest languages in the world in an app.
  • Carrol Quadrio - How digital technology enables literacy for Indigenous peoples
  • 11.00-11.15 Morning Tea
  • 11.15-12.15 Jacinta Sutton - Libraries, Wikipedia and the yield of knowledge
  • Jedidiah Evans - Wikiprisons: Carceral education and the limits of knowledge
  • 12.15-1.00 Keynote Liam Wyatt - Wikipedia as Palimpsest
  • 1.00-1.30 Lunch
  • 1.30–3pm. Roundtable
  • 3.00-3.30 Afternoon tea and finish.