The Rewriting Wikipedia Project

Why Rewrite Wikipedia?

by Adeline Koh and Roopika Risam

Ever been disappointed by the level of Wikipedia coverage on the world outside of Europe and the United States? Our website, Postcolonial Digital Humanities, supports and advocates for efforts to add entries and posts to Wikipedia that focus on postcolonial studies as well as ethnic/minority and marginalized peoples. We participated in the #tooFEW Feminists Engage Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon in March 2013 and have committed to pursuing a connected project on adding material and entries on people of color around the world through our website.

On April 26th, the Rewriting Wikipedia Project will host the Global Women Wikipedia Write-In #GWWI. This virtual event is designed to encourage internet users to write entries about women from around the world into Wikipedia and to improve existing entries on these topics. The Rewriting Wikipedia Project is now a working group supported by Global Outlook::Digital Humanities (GO::DH)

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  1. Pingback: Postcolonial Digital Humanities | Report on the Global Women Write-In #GWWI, Friday April 26

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