Expert outreach/BSHS 2015 Conference at Swansea

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Welcome to the the British Society for the History of Science Editathon
The event will be held at Swansea University on Friday, 3 July 2015
Barbara Askins, Chemist in 1977
Marie Curie, 1867–1934

British Society for the History of Science Editathon - In a nutshell

  • Where?: Training Room 3 (Level 4), Library & Information Services, Swansea University, SA2 8PP
  • When?: Friday, 3 July 2015, from 14:00 to 16:00
  • Point of contact: James Stark or Andy Mabbett
  • Cost: Free
  • How do I sign up?: Please sign up below or here on Eventbright
  • What do I bring?: Images or documents relating to British science
  • What do I else bring?: Please bring a laptop if you have one (or ask to borrow one).

Our aim[edit | edit source]

“To foster understanding of the history and social impact of science, technology and medicine in all their branches in the academic and wider communities, and to provide a national focus for the discipline” BSHS Website

Theme[edit | edit source]

To coincide with the annual conference of the British Society for the History of Science (, join us for an afternoon of communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to the history of science, technology and medicine. Wikipedia is one of the most high-profile and frequently-consulted public reference sources, and we want to make sure that the content is as high-quality as it can be. With well over 100 leading experts in the history of science heading to Swansea, it is the perfect time to bring along your ideas for Wikipedia pages which need creating from scratch, updating or expanding. We are especially keen for contributions on marginal, forgotton or missing figures or places, and some of the edited pages will be featured on the BSHS website. We will provide tutorials for beginner Wikipedians, so now is your chance to get involved!

There will be computer terminals available for everyone who registers, but you are welcome to bring along your own laptop and power cord if you’d prefer. Join us for lunch beforehand from 1pm, then the editing starts in earnest at 2pm.

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon[edit | edit source]

Attendees will be given the chance to learn how to edit Wikipedia, to add and improve content relating to the history of science. Experts will be on hand from both fields: history of science, technology and medicine and with editing Wikipedia.

Participants[edit | edit source]

Please register your attendance in advance by adding your name below.

Please add your username here

  • + two other new editors

Articles improved[edit | edit source]

Suggested articles for creation/improvement[edit | edit source]

How Do I Prepare?[edit | edit source]

If you want to learn more about wiki-editing, please try these introductions :

Notices[edit | edit source]

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External links[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

  • Wikipedia Science Conference - In partnership with the Wellcome Trust, we are hosting a two-day conference, around the intersection of STEM subjects and Wikimedia, on 2nd and 3rd September 2015, in London.