Create and improve the Wikipedia biographies of interesting and inspiring physiologists with The Physiological Society.
With an abundance of gaps in the Wikipedia biographies of many notable past and present physiologists, several of which have no profile at all, The Physiological Society are aiming to create a community of editors who can help spread the word about interesting and inspiring physiologists. Attendees will work on Wikipedia, but also sister projects including Wikimedia Commons, Wikidata, Wikisource and others.
Participants will have access to resource material on a select group of physiologists; alternatively, if there is a biography of a notable physiologist or topic area you are keen to work on, please bring reference and source material relating to your subject choice.
Expertise will be available from the Wikimedian in Residence, Andy Mabbett.
The programme will also include talks to illustrate the benefits of interacting with Wikipedia, including an overview of an Editathon run at University of Edinburgh on the ‘Edinburgh Seven', and a discussion around academic interactions with Wikipedia.
Who should attend?
This event is open to all. However, places are limited and registration
This event is free.
Registration from 09:15. The event begins at 10:00.
A light lunch, refreshments throughout the day, and Wi-Fi will be provided, but please bring a laptop. For more information, email Anisha Tailor
or visit The Physiological Society website
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