Webinars & Events

8th February: Decolonising Wikipedia x London’s Colonial Her/Histories

About the Events

Hosted by the UAL Decolonising Wikipedia Network for the 2021-22 project London’s Colonial Her/Histories. We will have guest presentations from representatives of the following projects, and we will be asking how and why this knowledge could be accessed via Wikimedia:

London Metropolitan Archive’s Switching the Lens – Rediscovering Londoners of African, Caribbean, Asian and Indigenous Heritage, 1561 to 1840

Chiswick House and Garden’s Black Chiswick through History

UCL’s Centre for the Study of the Legacies of British Slavery

The event will be hosted by Lucy Panesar, UAL’s Wikimedian in Residence and Alex Duncan, Arts + Feminism Edit-a-thon host, and the discussion facilitated by Dr. Ileana L. Selejan, Research Fellow at the UAL Decolonising Arts Institute.

This event will be hosted in Zoom Webinar and recorded for the UAL YouTube channel. It will be followed by another event on 10 May. A separate series of DWN workshops is on offer to UAL students and staff on researching and editing Wikipedia’s colonial history through a decolonial lens.

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Date & Time

Tuesday 8th February 2022

17:00 – 18:00 GMT


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