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Documentary photographs from National Archives and WikiPlato
The National Digital Archive contributed nearly 2,500 thousand historical photographs to Wikimedia Commons. The majority of the photographs date from 1939-1945 and originate from the newspapers of the period. Another set of 470 photographs is a very interesting collection of images archived by the Ministry of Information and Documentation of the Government of the Republic of Poland in exile. These photographs picture Polish, Russian and German soldiers, wartime operations, as well as soldiers' and officers' daily life. The collection is a valuable resource for research as well as a great source for illustrating historical articles on Wikipedia.
The images were uploaded on the 100th anniversary of the Polish National Archives. With the recent upload the total number of files uploaded to Wikimedia Commons thanks to the cooperation with the Archives has exceeded 10 000.
All the photographs can be seen here. We hope that Wikipedians will help to categorise the new files (files waiting to be categorized can be found here). More on the collection can be found in Polish on the Wikimedia Polska blog.
The summer school "Plato Academy" in Lanckorona on September 23-30, 2019, will feature workshops devoted to editing Wikipedia. The organisers of the event, together with Wikimedia Polska, aim to critically asess the existing Wikipedia entries related to the subject of Plato and platonic philosophy and enriching them by new source materials, references to Plato's philosophy, latest interpretations od Plato and contemporary philosophers. The participants also aim to create or expand articles on Plato's main ideas and articles about contemporary philosophers whose ideas relate to those of Plato.
Thanks to the collaboration between the Plato Academy and Wikimedia and the planned activities of scholars, articles on the above subjects will be improved by experts and the resulting content can reach a wide audience. More information can be found on the Wikiproject.