Submissions/Wikimedia Archaeologists. Thinking about a new Thematic Organization

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After careful consideration, the programme committee has decided not to accept the below submission at this time. Thank you to the author(s) for participating in the Wikimania 2013 programme submission, we hope to still see you at Wikimania this August.

Submission no.
2052
Subject no.
B8
Title of the submission
Wikimedia Archaeologists. Thinking about a new Thematic Organization
Type of submission
presentation, discussion
Author of the submission
Marcus Cyron
Country of origin
Germany
Affiliation
no
E-mail address
marcus.cyron@wikimedia.de
Username
Marcus Cyron
Personal homepage or blog
no
Abstract
Archaeology is one of the most popular humanities. In Wikimedia projects there is a lot to find regarding this subject. Most Wikipedias have articles on archaeological themes, Commons provides thousands of pictures showing archaeological sites, artefacts, people and so on. At Wikisource there is old archaeological literature. But the quality of Wikipedia articles is indifferent, structured work is mainly only possible in single projects. Why? I suppose because we don't know each other. But we could help ourselves by learning from each other.
Detailed proposal
Archaeology is one of the most popular humanities. In Wikimedia projects there is a lot to find regarding this subject. Most Wikipedias have articles on archaeological themes, Commons provides thousands of pictures showing archaeological sites, artefacts, people and so on. At Wikisource are old archaeological literature. But the quality of Wikipedia articles is indifferent. So we can often see where an archaeolocial site is to be found an were the archaeologists who lead the excavations come from. Structured work is mostly only possible in single projects. Why? I suppose because we don't know each other. But we could help ourselves by learning from each other. So we should join together.
I think about the possibilities of creating a chapter as a "Thematic Organization", accepted by the foundation. Such a thematic organization should represent the Wikimedia world to the "archaeological world" and should be a point were archaeological institutions and archaeologist could get in contact with us. And we could work overcoming the limits of different languages on archaeological problems, could help oursevels with literature and images and so on. Local Wikimedians could help with local museums, institutions and archaeologists.
Track
  • Cultural and Educational Outreach
Length of presentation/talk
25 Minutes
Language of presentation/talk
English
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Yes


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  1. DerHexer (talk) 23:31, 26 April 2013 (UTC)
  2. Daniel Mietchen (talk) 00:31, 30 April 2013 (UTC) - see also Submissions/Thematic organizations as catalysts for cross-wiki collaboration
  3. Blue Rasberry (talk) 17:38, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
  4. Archeologo (talk) 14:11, 12 May 2013 (UTC)
  5. Mitchan14 (talk)