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!
Watch the webinars in this series
Watch now: in this webinar panelists discuss their respective wikithons and share their experiences and advice for those wanting to host or participate in future wikithons.
Watch now: in this webinar Amy Marshall Furness discusses how why and how the Art Gallery of Ontario hosts wikithons and what this contribution to wikipedia means.
Watch now: in this webinar Krista McCracken provides some basic Wikipedia editing guidelines, advice on how to get started, and different ways folks can be involved on Wikipedia.
Watch now: in this webinar Krista McCracken provides a more in-depth Wikipedia editing tutorial for Canadian History with some technical editing basics.