Experimenting in the Classroom: Diversifying Knowledge, Editing Wikipedia

This month I wrote a post about my experiment with a new (for me anyway!) digital tool and process in my fourth-year Stars, Robots and Talismans honours course. With support from the Uni’s very own Wikimedian-in-Residence, Ewan McAndrew, my students brought art history skills to the task of diversifying Wikipedia’s information on the history of science, technology and the occult. You can read my post about this experiment on Wikimedia UK’s site here. Check out Ewan’s work with the University of Edinburgh here.

“Figure for Use at Drinking Parties”, Folio from a Book of the Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices by al-Jazari (Metropolitan Museum of Art)