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[Commlist] CFP - WOW2019: The worlds of Wikimedia: communicating and collaborating across languages and cultures

Wed Jan 02 08:35:12 GMT 2019

WOW2019: **The worlds of Wikimedia: **communicating and collaborating across languages and cultures**, at University of Sydney, 12-14 June 2019.*

The United Nations declared 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages to celebrate the world’s rich cultural diversity and heighten awareness of cultures at risk. As a free, multimedia publishing site, Wikipedia has unrealized potential for supporting such cultures in terms of languages, traditions and different knowledge systems. This conference invites participants to consider the breadth of human experience and wisdom and how they can best be served by digital technologies and the Wikimedia movement. We welcome papers that address Wikimedia’s role in enhancing global diversity from a range of perspectives including education, digital communication, indigenous knowledge, GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums), Disability Studies, Internet studies and big data, as a means to investigate new methods of collaboration to broaden inclusion across all levels of society.

Topics can refer to any of the various Wikimedia projects, as well as language and cultural diversity, and could address, but are not limited to:

  * Language preservation
  * Indigenous storytelling
  * Andragogy and pedagogy
  * Theories of knowledge
  * Open knowledge
  * Decolonizing the Internet
  * Digital methods for online diversity and abilities
  * Orality and Literacy
  * Resolving conflict in online communities
  * New archival practices
  * Innovative Case Studies and projects

Other related topics will also be considered.

Please submit abstracts up to 250 words via EasyChair <> by March 12. Acceptance by March 20.

For queries please contact Dr Frances Di Lauro <http://(frances.dilauro /at/>, Department of Writing Studies, and Dr Bunty Avieson <http://(bunty.avieson /at/>, Department of Media and Communications.

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