Anthropology and Community Connections
March 31 | 10:00 AM EST – 2:00 PM EST | Hornbake 2116 & Virtual | Registration Required
Wikipedia & Wikidata Training will take place during the first hour
25 in-person seats available–first come, first serve!
Are you interested in the history of anthropology? A linked data nerd? Want to help connect Indigenous communities with their archival records within colonial repositories? Join a co-sponsored edit-a-thon event between the University of Maryland Center for Archival Futures (CAFe) and Wikimedia DC to support the reworking of the Council on the Preservation of Anthropological Records guide to anthropological records.
Specifically, this edit-a-thon will add and edit anthropologists’ records within Wikipedia, and then ensure that each anthropologist is linked with the Wikipedia records of the Indigenous communities and peoples with whom they worked. Once mapped in both Wikipedia and Wikidata, this work will inform the data within SNAC (Social Networks, Archival Contexts), a search platform for finding archival records, which through an IMLS grant, we are shaping to facilitate connections between Native communities and their archival records.