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Missed in History Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Schedule & FAQs


University of Newcastle Missed In History Wikipedia Edit-a-thon  
Schedule of activities – 8 September 

Participate over social media throughout the day using #UONMissedInHistory 

Time Zoom Room 1 Zoom Room 2

10.00 am

Acknowledgement of Country 

Explanation of the project, introductions, zoom housekeeping 

10:30  am

Basic Wikipedia Editing Training for beginners (Part 1) 

Intermediate and Expert Wikipedians 

Sign up to edit an article from the Project Dashboard.

You can do some basic editing, check spelling and grammar, add references and links. 

Red links to articles missing in Wikipedia.

Work as an individual or in groups. Take breaks as needed.

Targeted articles:  

  • University regions history  
  • LGBTI+
  • people of colour 
  • women

Don't know where to start?  Have a look at this list of suggested starter edits


11:30 am

10 minute break 

11:40 am

Basic Wikipedia Editing Training for beginners (Part 2) 

12:30 pm

30 minute break 

1:00 pm 

Activity 1: adding photos to Wiki Commons 

2:00 pm 

10 minute break 

2:10 pm 

Activity 2: adding Indigenous Australians to ‘History’
section of existing Wikipedia pages 

3:15 pm

Discuss the day as a group 

Closing Remarks 

4:00 pm Edit-a-thon finishes 


Frequently Asked Questions