Wikipedia has become ubiquitous as an information source, but very few archaeologists have contributed to expanding or editing this, the single largest open access information platform available in the western world. Theoretical Roman Archaeology is somewhat of a niche specialism, but it is a wondrous multidisciplinary space incorporating aspects of various disciplines, such as anthropology, philosophy, sociology, psychology, economics, politics, and maths. The varied interests of TRAC participants are a strength of its community, and these may be promoted using the Wikipedia resource.
The main aim of this workshop is to improve the online presence of the subjects advocated by the Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference; the theories, the people, the places, and the research. Some topics that can be covered are Post-Processual archaeology, main scholars working on Theoretical Roman Archaeology, or Roman sites, such as Vindolanda, Leptis Magna, or Rome itself. Equally, if there is a piece of published research you are really interested in, anything from an antiquarian excavation report to your own published work, aspects of this can be incorporated into the encyclopaedia.
Limited availability: 20 places available.
Early registration required by the 15th February, 2018.
A £5 registration fee will be required (in cash) on the day of the event.
Coffee/tea and lunch will be provided.
09:30 – Registration and Coffee
10:00 – Introduction: Why Wikipedia is Amazing
10:30 – The Basics: Creating a Profile, Making an Edit,
11:00 – Editing Zone 1
12:30 – Lunch
13:30 – Behind the Scenes: WikiProjects, Article Quality, Extra Tools
14:00 – Editing Zone 2
15:00 – Coffee Break
15:20 – Editing Zone 3
16:30 – Round-Up