Wikipedia as Outreach and Activism for Canadian History Webinar Series

In this webinar series, speakers will demonstrate why and how Wikipedia is used as a method of outreach and activism and why Canadian history on Wikipedia needs our attention.

This series is presented in partnership with the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre

June 19, 2017

Undoubtedly, you have read a Wikipedia entry to learn about some aspect of Canadian history. It's okay, we all have. But it is important to ask “Who is writing this history?” and “What perspectives are not represented?” Wikipedia contains many articles about history, but there continues to be an underrepresentation of Canadian history and diverse experiences on Wikipedia. This is why Canada’s History Society and the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre have partnered to present this webinar series, Wikipedia as Outreach and Activism for Canadian History.

In this 4-part webinar series, speakers will demonstrate why and how Wikipedia is used as a method of outreach and activism and why Canadian history on Wikipedia needs our attention. Participants will also learn how to get started with editing and creating their own Wikipedia articles. 

This webinar series is suitable for GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives, and museums) professionals, public historians, and those interested in Canadian history. Don’t worry, no experience editing Wikipedia is necessary to participate! 

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