The Unique Historical Kalmar County project continues ...; WikiGap x 3; Students writing articles
The Unique Historical Kalmar County project continues ...
The Unique Historic Kalmar County project has planned for a continuation with three new meetings in May 2022. In the meantime, we have worked with the image archive at Kalmar County Museum where we have request images, and if possible they can be published with a free license at the Digitalt Museum. This has allowed us to focus on some selected photographers such as Therése Wallgren.
Surveying service 1890—1920
Therśese Wallgren was a professional as a portrait photographer but also took a lot of pictures outdoors around Oskarshamn and Kalmar counties. Many portraits and images become relevant again and enter a new context on Wikimedia's platforms.
WikiGap x 3
For the week of march 8 several WikiGap related events took place. To start things off Västmanlands läns museum hosted a full day training session and workshop for both staff and visitors. A few articles were created and updated with a hope from the museum's of more to come from their side. In the evening Folkmusikens hus (House of Folk Music) hosted an online edit-a-thon focusing on women active in the field of folk music. The participants worked both on articels and in getting previously uploaded traditional music added to articles. At the end of the week a group involved in writing an encyclopedia about Women in Architechture learned how to add to and improve Wikipedia as a way to reuse the material they created for other platforms. As some had tried to write articles before but had them questioned on notability grounds a big part of the training was aimed on that and how to find reliable and secondary sources.
Students writing articles
Female students in Uppsala 1903
The cooperation between Wikimedia Sverige and Nordiska museet where upper secondary school students write their special project as a Wikipedia article has this year expanded to also include Centrum för näringslivshistoria (Centre for Business History) as a partner. By the end of February and early March the students published 26 new and eight expanded articles ranging from pronography and HIV to the expansion of Clas Ohlson and history of allowing women to attend universities.
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