Cultural history in High School (Kulturhistoria som gymnasiearbete)
For the sixth time, Wikimedia Sverige has started our collaboration with Nordiska Museet around having high school students writing Wikipedia articles. We are very happy to welcome Centrum för näringslivshistoria into the cooperation this year! This is the center for business history in Sweden, keeping archives for around 7 000 Swedish companies. We hope that this will broaden the scopes on cultural history even more, seeing that some of Sweden's major companies open up their archives as source material. And this is on top of the fact that we are using the archive and museum at the Nordic Museum. 35 students have enrolled for the project this year, who will publish their articles in February 2022.
Uploads from museums in Göteborg
Wikimedia Sverige has been working together with several museums in Göteborg to help them involve the Wikimedia projects in their work. We have run a series of workshops where we introduced them to Wikimedia Commons and Pattypan, with the goal of the museums' staff to be able to work with the platform on their own and upload images from their collections. This partnership is part of the museums' initiative 2021 pictures for 2021 aimed at enriching the Wikimedia projects with 2021 new files in celebration of the city's jubilee year – Göteborg has turned 400, which is a great opportunity to showcase the collections of the local museums.
During 2020 and 2021, Pride parades and festivals would have taken place in around 100 locations in Sweden. Due to Covid-19, many of these events have been canceled, postponed or reshaped in different ways.
"You have the right to be yourself" was the message when Region Sörmland for a Pride Week at the turn of the month August and September this year paid attention to the rights of LGBTQIA+ (HBTQIA+ in Swedish) people digitally.
Pride Week is an opportunity to manifest the equal value and rights of all people, but also to draw attention to the fact that we have a long way to go to fulfill the rights of LGBTQIA+ people. In Sweden and in the world. Both physical and digital. During the week Projekt HBTQI, which is a collaboration between Sörmlands Museum, Biblioteksutveckling Sörmland, both part of Region Sörmland and Wikimedia Sverige, held a Wikipedia competition and a digital edit-a-thon.
The focus of the Wikipedia competition was to improve content about Pride. Although the theme also included all within LGBTQIA+. That is, laws, events, situations, people, regardless of whether it is in Sweden or other parts of the world. We encouraged writing new articles, translating from other languages, expanding or adding sources. In total, the competition participants improved 16 articles, of which several were completely new and comprehensive articles.
We also organized an associated edit-a-thon with an introductory inspirational lecture with Susanne Hedlund, founder of Swedish Pride. Sörmland's museum also showed a film they had made about material from their collections linked to Pride.
The next edit-a-thon within this subject is planned for October 14 and in anticipation of it there is Projekt HBTQI, so just continue there with good edits.