Wednesday 25 May 2022, 14:00 – 17:00

The conference is framed by a Wikipedia editathon, supported by MedievalWiki and #WCCWiki. This event aims to improve the visibility of those who identify as women and non-binary in Orosian studies on Wikipedia. No experience editing Wikipedia is necessary, as training will be provided. This will be a hybrid online and in-person event. Everyone is welcome.

Although often overlooked, those who identify as women and non-binary have made essential contributions to the study of Orosius and the Historiae, such as Elizabeth Elstob who worked on an edition of the Old English Orosius in the early eighteenth century. Other experts on Orosius that could benefit from an improved online representation includes: Dorothea Koch Peters, Brenda Deen Schildgen, Elizabeth M. Tyler, Natalia Lozovsky, Janet Bately, Ann Christys, Marie-Pierre Arnaud-Lindet, Catherine Gaullier-Bougassas, Maijastina Kahlos, Mary Kate Hurley, Yvette Duval, and Eszter Spät.

Participants need to bring along their own device to edit on: we recommend a laptop rather than a tablet or phone.

There are some small tasks to complete in advance of the event.

1. Create an account

If you do not already have one, please create a Wikipedia account: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:CreateAccount&returnto=Main+Page

If you already have a Wikipedia account, please check that you remember the details.

2. Join the Dashboard

Join the Orosius Conference Dashboard using your Wikipedia login details. This will help us to track the outcomes of the workshop. All edits are public on Wikipedia anyway; this Dashboard just collects all our edits together: https://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/courses/School_of_Advanced_Study/Orosius_Through_The_Ages?enroll=

3. Bring some ideas

Come along to the session with a short list of scholars, articles, or books to help direct your editing. This is a ‘learn through doing’ workshop, and you will get more out of it if it feels relevant to your research interests. You will only need one or two articles. You are welcome to work on Wikipedia articles in any language.

The aim of #MedievalWiki is to address the gender and racial biases on Wiki projects, so we ask that you choose people or works that align with these aims.

As well as the scholars listed above, you may also want to check existing Wikipedia pages related to Orosius and identify ways that they can be improved:

The Wikipedia page for Orosius

The Wikipedia page for the Bobbio Orosius

The Wikipedia page for the Old English Orosius

If you have any queries, please contact victoria.leonard@sas.ac.uk

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