Wiki Workshop for Geographers

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Wiki Workshop for Geographers - In a nutshell

  • Where?: Royal Geographical Society , 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR
  • When?: Monday 7th July 2014, 1pm-5pm
  • Point of contact: Stephanie Wyse ( or Toni Sant
  • Registration: This event is free but registration is required.

With increasing attention to new and different outlets for disseminating research, geographers are encouraged to enhance their ability to communicate complex geographical ideas to wider audiences, to help increase the amount of geographical content on Wikipedia, and to consider ways in which Wikipedia can be incorporated into research, teaching and learning. This workshop helps to address these goals.

Target audience for this event: PhD students, early-career researchers, tutors, lecturers and others interesting in using Wikipedia in their research and/or teaching. Primarily academic community, but all welcome

Agenda[edit | edit source]

  • Refreshments on arrival
1pm to 2pm - Introduction to Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects (why do it, how to do it, etc)
2pm to 4pm – edit-a-thon (with tea & coffee available around 3pm)
4pm to 4:45pm (approx.) – feedback & wrap-up, then group discussion about possible ‘uses’ of Wikipedia (as an editor; for teaching & assessment; for research/outputs)

In the Edit-a-thon portion of the workshop, participants will contribute to one or more of the following, in a subject area that interests them/in which they are experienced:

  • Methods and techniques (in geography or supporting geographical research)
  • Influential geographers
  • Adding geographical perspectives to key issues (e.g. referencing published research)

Wikipedia articles to be created or edited during the workshop[edit | edit source]

See also: WP:WikiProject Geography.
Harry Mitchell speaking about WikiProject Geography

Trainers[edit | edit source]

Attendees at the workshop

Attendees[edit | edit source]

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