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How to Edit Wikipedia: Workshop

From: Friday 17.11.17
at 2:00pm
To: Friday 17.11.17
at 3:00pm

AK Bell Room
Scottish National Portrait Gallery
1 Queen Street


Register for this event 

Application deadline: November 9


Event description: 

Since its creation in 2001, Wikipedia has become a valuable source of open knowledge. Created and edited by volunteers, Wikipedia's content is reliant on accurate contributions from many different fields.

As part of Wikimedia UK's partnership with NHSF, this training session focuses on learning a basic skillset for editing Wikipedia. This will enable you to add to and enhance content available through Wikipedia. During the session we will focus on heritage science topics. Heritage science is a relatively new field that covers how science can be used to improve the understanding, management and enjoyment of heritage. However, the session is open to all and you do not need to be a heritage scientist to attend, though if you have an interest in archaeology, looking after museum collections, managing historic buildings, materials science, finding new ways to present and interpret heritage - you might find you're more of a heritage scientist than you knew!

During the workshop, you will gain the skills and confidence that will enable you to contribute to Wikipedia. Trainers from Wikimedia UK will teach you how to create and edit pages, with follow-up resources provided to help you continue to develop these skills after the session. Our project page is designed to continue the work begun in the session, providing a central resource for editing heritage science content on Wikipedia.

The workshop is aimed at beginners: there is no need for any prior experience of editing Wikpedia. You will need basic digital literacy skills (web browsing; copy/pasting etc.), and you will need to bring a laptop to the session.


14:00 - Registration

14:30 - Workshop starts

17:00 - End

Please note that the workshop is limited to 15 places. Registration will close on 9 November.

This event has been organised by the National Heritage Science Forum, in conjunction with Wikimedia UK and the National Galleries of Scotland.

To find out more about heritage science and the National Heritage Science Forum, visit

Find out more about Wikimedia UK.

Find out more about the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.