Professor Deanna Reder (SFU English and First Nations), a leading scholar of Indigenous literature and culture, will lead SFU’s first Indigenous Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. Students of Professor Reder’s MATE course (English 851, Introduction to Indigenous Media and Film) will be the central participants in this workshop, using their knowledge of Indigenous film and digital media, including podcasts, online installations and video games, to enhance Wikipedia’s coverage of Indigenous media arts. For this workshop, Professor Reder will be supported by technical experts in Wikipedia editing, Sara Humphreys (St. Jerome University) and Rebecca Dowson (Digital Scholarship Librarian). This workshop will provide hands-on guidance that will allow everyone to edit and add to the world’s largest encyclopedia.
This event is co-sponsored by the SFU-UVIC Digital Pedagogy Network funded by SSHRC Connections.