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Invitation Conference Reading Wikipedia

Can Wikipedia meet the encyclopaedic urge? A symposium on the award of the Erasmus Prize to the Wikipedia Community

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Invitation

Reading Wikipedia

On the award of the Erasmus Prize to the Wikipedia Community

In 2015, the Erasmus Prize will be awarded to Wikipedia for promoting the dissemination of knowledge through its comprehensive and universally accessible encyclopaedia. To mark this occasion, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences is organising a symposium that will address such questions as: Can Wikipedia meet the encyclopaedic urge? Why is it that material produced by public broadcasting organisations with public funding cannot be used by the public to illustrate and enrich Wikipedia articles? And how can Wikipedia be used as a cultural reference work as well as controversy machine – a question that highlights the larger issue of its role in social research?

Date & time: 23 November 2015, from 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
Venue: Het Trippenhuis, Kloveniersburgwal 29, 1011 JV Amsterdam
More information: Academy website

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More information and registration

For more information about the programme and the sessions, please visit our webpage or contact Linda Groen at linda.groen@knaw.nl or +31 20 551 0727.

You are most welcome to attend the symposium. Participation is free, but you must register by submitting the online form.