Would you like to learn more about Scottish Jewish history? Have you ever been frustrated by finding inaccurate information – or no information at all – online about this subject area?
Being able to rely on accurate information on Wikipedia is key – it is one of the most visited websites in the world, read over 22 billion times per month. Wikipedia is used by Alexa and Siri to answer questions and is used by Google on the first page of their searches.
The Scottish Jewish Heritage Centre is partnering with Wikimedia UK as part of their Connected Heritage project, to run two online Wikipedia editing events to help improve the representation of Scottish Jewish heritage, history, and culture on Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons. The event is running with the support of the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre.
Join us in February
Join us for the first event on Thursday 16th February from 14:30 – 16:00, with the next event taking place the following week on Thursday 23rd February (14:30-16:00). For more information and to book see here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/connected-heritage-scottish-jewish-heritage-wiki-workshop-launch-event-tickets-484283744717
After this event, you will be able to fix errors, both for yourself but, more importantly, for those 22 billion views. We are partnering with The Connected Heritage project is funded by DCMS and The National Lottery through The Heritage Fund’s Digital Skills for Heritage initiative. This project works actively to train and empower new authors and to gather data, images and knowledge on underrepresented subjects.
Who is this event for?
This event is for everyone involved with the Scottish Jewish Heritage Centre, the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre, and anyone interested in Scotland’s Jewish heritage.
I have never edited Wikipedia before!
Full training is provded – We will support you by showing you how to set up a Wikipedia account and make edits, as well as create new articles and upload images. We will focus on improving existing articles on Jewish heritage, history and culture in Glasgow and Scotland using books and resources from the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre. We will also aim to add photographs and images of local synagogues, relevant monuments, and architecture.
Where is the event?
The event will take place online but attendees also have the option to attend in person at the Scottish Jewish Heritage Centre, based in Garnethill Synagogue, Glasgow, or in Edinburgh.
Do I need to book?
What should I bring?
If you are attending an in-person event, please bring a laptop and power cable on the day.
We will send supporting information and resources prior to the event.