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*'''Where?:''' ''Council Chamber, [http://www.llgc.org.uk/ National Library of Wales]''
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*'''Where?:''' ''Council Chamber, [http://www.llgc.org.uk/ National Library of Wales], Aberystwyth''
 
*'''When?:''' 19th June, 10am - 3pm
 
*'''When?:''' 19th June, 10am - 3pm
 
*'''Point of contact:''' Jason Evans - jje@llgc.org.uk, National Library of Wales
 
*'''Point of contact:''' Jason Evans - jje@llgc.org.uk, National Library of Wales

Revision as of 17:33, 2 June 2015

Welcome to the event page for the Patagonia Edit-a-thon and Bring-a-long, organised by the Wikipedian in Residence at the National Library of Wales and Peoples Collection Wales
The event will be held at the National Library of Wales on the 19th of June 2015
Poster for Edit-a-thon event
Members of Moriah Welsh Chapel in Trelew, Patagonia. 1907
The Mimosa carried the first Welsh colonists to Patagonia in 1865


Patagonia Edit-a-thon and Bring-a-long - In a nutshell

  • Where?: Council Chamber, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
  • When?: 19th June, 10am - 3pm
  • Point of contact: Jason Evans - jje@llgc.org.uk, National Library of Wales
  • Cost: Free - including lunch.
  • How do I sign up?: Email jje@llgc.org.uk or sign up below
  • What do i bring?: Images or documents relating to Patagonia, which you can share with Peoples Collection Wales and/or Wikipedia
  • What do i else bring?: Please Bring a laptop if you have one (or ask to borrow one)

Theme

150 years ago, in 1865 the Mimosa carried a small band of Welsh emigrants in search of a better life from Liverpool to the Americas. They established a colony (Y Wladfa) in Patagonia with Welsh schools, churches and Eisteddfodau. The pioneers faced many challenges and their dream of an independent Welsh state was not to be, but their legacy remains today. The Welsh language can still be heard today in the chapels and tea rooms of Patagonia. The aim of this event is to share the story of the brave colonists who left everything they knew and sailed into the unknown in search of a dream.

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Attendees will be given the chance to learn how to edit Wikipedia, to add and improve content relating to the Welsh Colony in Patagonia. Experts will be on hand to provide source material and to help with editing and adding pictures to Wikipedia.

Peoples Collection Wales - Share your images

Peoples collection Wales invites you to share stories, photographs, letters, documents and objects relating to the Welsh in Patagonia. Staff will be on hand to scan and record your material and upload it to the Peoples Collection platform where they can be shared with the world. And why not release your images to Wikipedia at the same time? so that they can be added to the Worlds largest encyclopedia.


Participants

Please register your attendance in advance by adding your name below.

  • Jason.nlw (talk) Jason Evans, Wikipedian in Residence at NLW (Organiser)

Please add your username here


How Do I Prepare?

If you want to learn more about wiki-editing, please try these introductions :


External links

See Also