Leverage the National Archives as a Wiki Scholar

Leverage the National Archives as a Wiki Scholar

Wiki Education, in collaboration with the National Archives, is offering a virtual professional development course that trains individuals with a research interest in political science, women’s rights, history, and related fields to successfully share their knowledge with the public. Participants who complete the course will make meaningful contributions to Wikipedia and receive a certificate from the National Archives and Wiki Education.

Participants in this new course will learn how to improve Wikipedia’s coverage of the history of women’s voting rights in the United States in honor of an upcoming exhibit hosted at the National Archives Museum, Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote. Take an active role in ensuring that the world’s most popular reference source is more representative, accurate, and complete. Apply to be a part of this unique initiative today!

Pulling together Wikipedia experts, tips to navigate NARA’s extensive digital collections, access to an extensive archive, and detailed Wikipedia training, this is the only skills-development course of its kind worldwide. Participants will join the online community of Wikipedians, utilize emerging modes of knowledge transmission, and make a broader impact with their scholarship by reaching millions. They will help advance the National Archives’ mission to drive openness, cultivate public participation, and strengthen our nation’s democracy through public access to government records.

Course details

Participants will meet online for one hour a week, over the course of three months. During these collaborative sessions, Wikipedia experts will introduce Wikipedia policy and best practices. Participants are expected to commit an additional two hours weekly for self-directed research and writing.

For more information about the course, see our one-pager available for download.

How to apply

Interested scholars can submit an application here.

If you have questions, please contact scholars@wikiedu.org.


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