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Wikimedia UK and National Library of Scotland announce new Gaelic post

The Gaelic language is to be promoted through one of the world’s most popular websites thanks to a new role based at the National Library of Scotland. Dr Susan Ross, who learned Gaelic as a teenager and has since gained a doctorate in Gaelic studies, has been appointed the world’s first Gaelic Wikimedian in Residence…. read more »

BBC 100 Women: Is the internet sexist?

BBC to partner with Wikipedia editors in a global 12 hour ‘edit-a-thon’ The BBC has today announced a collaboration with Wikipedia editors around the world  to hold a 12 hour global ‘edit-a-thon’ on Thursday 8th December 2016 to encourage more female editors on the site and increase articles about women. This multi-location, multilingual event is… read more »

Wicipedia Cymraeg: A few milestones

Blog by Robin Owain, Wikimedia UK Manager In December 1996 I uploaded around 150 of my published poems on a website, ”Rebel ar y We” (‘Rebel on the Web’), available to all, free of charge. In 2005, after my son’s illness, I changed the title to ”Rhedeg ar Wydr” (‘Running on a Glass Roof’). A… read more »

WMUK and National Library of Scotland are hiring a Gaelic Wikipedian

Wikimedia UK and the National Library of Scotland are advertising for a Gaelic Wikipedian to help promote the Scottish Gaelic Wikipedia, Uicipeid. Following a successful funding application to Bòrd na Gàidhlig, the department of the Scottish government which promotes Gaelic, we will be appointing a Gaelic Wikimedian who will work throughout Scotland to promote the… read more »

Somerville, science and wikipedia

From Martin Poulter, Bodleian Libraries Wikimedian in Residence. Also published on the Bodleian Libraries blog. In the early 19th century, Mary Somerville was a celebrity scientist. One of her works was the best-selling science book of the time, until overtaken by Darwin’s On the Origin of Species. She published on astronomy, biology, atomic theory, and… read more »

Celebrate women in science with Wikipedia

This post was written by Martin Poulter, Wikimedian in Residence at the Bodleian Libraries, and was originally published on the library’s blog. This October will mark the bicentenary of Ada Augusta Byron, otherwise known as Ada Lovelace, often called the first computer programmer. Among the many events happening in Oxford this autumn, the Bodleian Libraries and IT… read more »

Women’s History Month retrospective – Rosalind Franklin’s birthday

This month we are taking a look back at some of the Wikipedia gender gap projects we have worked on over the past couple of years. Today, we go back to July 2013… Back in July 2013 Wikimedia UK partnered with the Royal Society and the Medical Research Council’s National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) to celebrate the… read more »

Women’s History Month – revisiting our work on the Wikipedia gender gap

The Wikipedia gender gap is well documented and is one of the biggest challenges facing the global Wikimedia movement. To help support this campaign Wikimedia UK is running a retrospective review of its projects related to gender over the last few years. This will take place during March – Women’s History Month. As a chapter Wikimedia UK… read more »

AdaCamp Berlin 2014 – a summary account

This post was written by Roberta Wedge, Gender Gap Project Worker Ada Camp is a weekend-long event bringing together women in open technology and culture for mutual support. It was created by the Ada Initiative, which exists to support women in these fields. I attended Ada Camp Berlin (of which Wikimedia UK was a sponsor)… read more »

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