Dissecting Wikipedia

6 March 2013, 12:00 - 14:00

CRASSH

Andrew Gray presents at the Digital Humanities Network seminar. This seminar is free to attend and open to all, but please register your interest using the form on the right-hand side of the page. For more information about the seminar series please contact Dr Anne Alexander

Abstract:

Andrew Gray, the British Library's Wikipedian in Residence, has been working on an AHRC-supported program to help more academics and researchers engage with Wikipedia. In this talk, he will give a brief history of the Wikipedia project, looking at its origins and the way it has developed over time. The talk will also cover the growing amount of research done around Wikipedia itself. Well over 2,000 peer-reviewed papers have been published which looked at Wikipedia in some way - looking at the project's content and community, or using this data as a way to study broader questions of collaboration and interaction.