AfroCROWD UK, part of an international initiative to create and improve information about the African diaspora, is holding a Wikipedia workshop at the Institute of Historical Research on 30 March, 10am–4pm.
During the 6-hour event, which is run in partnership with the IHR, participants will learn how to contribute to Wikipedia and improve the online encyclopedia’s coverage of early modern black lives in England. In addition, it aims to increase awareness of the open knowledge movements among potential contributors of African descent.
The workshop will be led by AfroCROWD UK’s Kelly Foster, and Dr Miranda Kaufmann, a senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, will talk about her first book, Black Tudors: The Untold Story. Published in October 2017, it was shortlisted for the prestigious 2018 Wolfson History Prize and the Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize.
Along with training on how to contribute to Wikipedia, the day will include a tour of the IHR Library and a complimentary library card.
The event is free, and open to all. Please bring your laptop, if you have one, and your power cable. Those who can’t make it person can join in online using #AfroCROWDxIHR or #AfroCROWD.
Date: 30 March, 10am–4pm
Who: Institute of Historical Research and AfroCROWD UK
Where: IHR research training room, N318, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU