Wikipedia scholars and researchers will participate in a two-day symposium being held online on the 8th and 9th of June to discuss Wikipedia as a history-making platform.
The draft schedule and book of abstracts are available now, featuring keynotes by Dr Shira Klein and Dr Simon Sleight.
Registration is now open. Register for one or both days as you choose. Zoom details will be provided to registered attendees prior to the event.
Day 1: June 7th/8th 2023 for participants in the Asia-Pacific (1000-1300 AEST).
Day 2: June 8th/9th 2023 for participants in Africa and Europe (1600-1900 AEST).
This year’s symposium will feature keynotes by Dr Shira Klein and Dr Simon Sleight.
Dr Shira Klein is an Associate Professor of History at Chapman University. Her recent article on “Wikipedia’s Intentional Distortion of the History of the Holocaust” has garnered tens of thousands of views since its publication in February, has received media coverage in English, Polish, Hebrew, German, and Spanish, and has triggered a rare self-initiated action of English Wikipedia’s Arbitration Committee.Dr Simon Sleight is a Reader in Urban History, Historical Youth Cultures and Australian History at King’s College, London. Dr Sleight is the co-editor of History, Memory and Public Life: The Past in the Present (Routledge, 2018) and will provide a rich background to our investigations of collective memory from the history discipline for an interdisciplinary audience.
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