The Rewriting Wikipedia Project

Working Group Chairs: Roopika Risam and Adeline Koh

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The Rewriting Wikipedia Project is a working group within GO:DH that works in conjunction with the Postcolonial Digital Humanities (#dhpoco) movement to increase the number of and improve existing entries on marginalized peoples and cultures. The Rewriting Wikipedia Project argues that editing Wikipedia is one of the most important projects for global activists because Wikipedia is a commonly referenced source of information riddled with incomplete or missing entries on people from marginalized groups. Yet, anyone can edit Wikipedia, so this openness represents tremendous opportunity to help shape global forms of knowledge.

As part of the Rewriting Wikipedia Project, we will be hosting the Global Women Write-In (#GWWI)virtually on April 26, 2013 from 1-3pm EST.

Find out more about the Global Women Write-In (#GWWI) here.

Sign up to participate on our Wikipedia meet-up page here.

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