<CPOV> 'Wikipedia as a research tool' - 15 January 2015 Amsterdam

KNAW Genootschap KNAWgenootschap at knaw.nl
Tue Nov 4 16:42:53 CET 2014

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Wikipedia as a research tool
Most people use Wikipedia as an encyclopedia – a digital reference work for looking up facts and information about people, issues and past and present events. But Wikipedia is much more than that: it has become a collaborative tool for writing and rewriting history, a cultural reference work and a negotiation tool. Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is one of the lecturers at this mini-symposium about Wikipedia as a research tool.

Date and time
15 January 2015, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Trippenhuis Building, Kloveniersburgwal 29, 1011 JV Amsterdam
Academy website

Wikipedia Foundation
At this mini-symposium, four experts will discuss how Wikipedia has become a rich source of cultural research. How does this online encyclopedia also mediate in disputes? How does Wikipedia maintain its neutral point of view as an arbiter of encyclopedic content? And how can we use Wikipedia as a valuable research tool?


José van Dijck, University of Amsterdam – Introduction
Richard Rogers, University of Amsterdam – Wikipedia is not an encyclopedia
Esther Weltevrede and Erik Borra, University of Amsterdam – Wikipedia and the value of dispute
Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia – The open nature of Wikipedia
For more information about the programme and how to register, please visit our website.

You are very welcome to attend this symposium. Participation is free, but registration is compulsory. You will find the registration form on our website.

Het Trippenhuis
Kloveniersburgwal 29
P.O. Box 19121
1000 GC Amsterdam 
The Netherlands

Telephone +31 20 551 0727
knawgenootschap at knaw.nl

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