Connected heritage webinars

As part of the National Lottery funded Digital Skills for Heritage initiative, Wikimedia UK is running webinars to showcase what … Continue reading “Connected heritage webinars”

  • Katie Crampton
  • September 24, 2021

As part of the National Lottery funded Digital Skills for Heritage initiative, Wikimedia UK is running webinars to showcase what Wiki-based platforms and digital skills can offer organisations in a GLAM heritage context.

Our webinars will cover open knowledge, the digital skills gap, digital preservation and how WMUK is addressing those issues through this project. Participants will be provided with access to resources and materials to take back to their organisations, and the opportunity to follow up with the project and engage in partnership.

You need only attend one webinar: sessions are free, open and no prior Wiki experience is required. We hope to see you there!

Webinar dates

Friday 8 October at 10am; [Eventbrite]
Thursday 14 October at 2pm; [Eventbrite]
Friday 15 October at 10am; [Eventbrite]
Thursday 21 October at 2pm; [Eventbrite]

Follow us on Twitter for project updates, and you can contact the team at connectedheritage@wikimedia.org.uk

Webinar leaders

Lucy Hinnie

Hello, I’m Dr Lucy Hinnie and I’m really excited to take on this new role as part-time Digital Skills Wikimedian on the Digital Skills for Heritage project. I was drawn to the public-facing relationship-building of this role, and the intersection of Wikimedia and the heritage, cultural and education sectors.

I’ve been working with Wikimedia UK in some capacity since March 2021, when I took on the role of Wikimedian-in-Residence at the British Library. I am passionate about engaging people, working with new ideas, concepts and ways of knowing. I believe in the power of open knowledge as a tool for social change, and in empowering people to tell their own stories.

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Leah Emary

My name is Leah Emary and I have recently started working alongside Lucy Hinnie at Wikimedia UK as a Digital Skills Wikimedian on the Connected Heritage project. The project is headed up by Richard Nevell and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Together we will be working with people at heritage organisations to contribute knowledge and open resources on topics which are currently underrepresented across Wikimedia projects. 

I am new to Wikimedia UK but have worked as an academic librarian in the UK and the USA and hope to continue to pursue the values which attracted me to librarianship: sharing resources and knowledge and engaging with digital and information literacies. I began teaching students and colleagues to edit Wikipedia a few years ago and find it good fun. Crucially, it’s a great method for teaching digital skills along with information literacies and critical approaches to knowledge authority.

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