Expert outreach/Wikipedian in Residence at the National Library of Wales/Welsh Chartism Edit-a-thon
The event will be held at Gwent Archives, Ebbw Vale on 21st of September 2015.
Chartism was a working-class movement for political reform in Britain which existed from 1838 to 1858. It took its name from the People's Charter of 1838 and was a national protest movement, with particular strongholds of support in Northern England, the East Midlands, the Staffordshire Potteries, the Black Country and the South Wales Valleys. Support for the movement was at its highest in 1839, 1842 and 1848 when petitions signed by millions of working people were presented to the House of Commons. Of particular importance to Wales was the [w:Newport Rising Newport Rising]. The Newport Rising was the last large-scale armed rebellion against authority in Great Britain when, on 4 November 1839, somewhere between 1,000 and 5,000 Chartist sympathisers, led by John Frost, marched on the town of Newport, Monmouthshire
- Jason.nlw (talk) Jason Evans, Wikipedian in Residence at NLW (Organiser)
- Chartist1839 Sarah Daly, Project Officer Cynefin Trails to Trials project (based at Gwent Archives)
- User:John Jones - wedi addasu ychydig ar erthyglau Cymraeg.
- User:Benedict Biscop
- User:Ilona knight
- Colin Gibson
How Do I Prepare?
- Bring your own laptop (or request to borrow one via the email address above)
If you want to learn more about wiki-editing, please try these introductions:
- Beginners' Guide to Wikipedia
- Five Pillars of Wikipedia, philosophical guidelines
- How to edit a page
- Guide to Writing Wikipedia Pages for Notable Women in Computing by Susan H. Rodger (applicable to any biography)
- Article development
- Your First Article (using the Article Wizard, if you wish)
- Manual of Style
- Citation templates
- Infobox templates
- Bookshelf, additional "getting started" resources