Wikipedia Editathon – 16-18 Feb

wikieditCreating an Open Body of Knowledge  –  An Innovative Learning Week event

How does information get into Wikipedia?  Want to find out?  Join a group of people who are aiming to improve the quality of Wikipedia articles on the History of Medicine. You don’t need to know about the subject to participate – resources and training will be provided.

Unravel myths, discover truths and re-write the Wikipedia pages of Edinburgh’s infamous medical figures including gruesome body-snatcher William Burke and intriguing alumnus/a Dr. James Miranda Barry. Come join us for all the fun and gain digital skills, learn how to edit Wikipedia, explore our history and harness the power of the web for public engagement.

If you’re already a Wikimedian, we’ll send you further information to help you participate in the Editathon.  If you’d like to join in but haven’t done this kind of thing before, we can arrange an online meetup beforehand, point you to Wikipedia’s own resources on writing and editing, and talk you through the plans. I’ll be on hand during the event as a point of contact for distance participants, but we hope you will also be able to see and hear what’s going on as it happens.

So contact me if you’d like to get involved ( We’ll see who’s interested and then liaise with the face-to-face group so that we can join in.

TUESDAY 2pm -5pm; WEDNESDAY 10am-1pm & 2-5pm; THURSDAY 10am-1pm & 2-5pm.ALL WELCOME