Written by Ewan McAndrew, Wikimedian in Residence, The University of Edinburgh
Registration is now open for the ‘Celtic Knot’ – Wikipedia Language Conference taking place Thursday 6 July 2017 at the University of Edinburgh Business School.
The University of Edinburgh and Wikimedia UK are delighted to invite you to join us at this event showcasing innovative approaches to open education, open knowledge and open data that support and grow Celtic and Indigenous language communities.
Announcing our keynote speakers
- Jason Evans – Wikimedian in Residence at the National Library of Wales.
- Professor Antonella Sorace – Professor of Developmental Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh and founding director of Bilingualism Matters.
Confirmed speakers also include:
- Robin Owain – Wales manager for Wikimedia UK
- Astrid Carlsen – Executive Director, Wikimedia Norge.
- Susan Ross – Gaelic Wikipedian in Residence, the National Library of Scotland.
- Alex Hinojo – Programme Manager, Amical Wikimedia.
- Iñaki Lopez de Luzuriaga – Basque Wikipedia.
- Mina Theofilatou – Computer Science Teacher, Argostoli Evening High School, Kefalonia.
- Delyth Prys – Head of the Language Technologies Unit, Canolfan Bedwyr – Bangor University’s Centre for Welsh Language Services, Research and Technology.
The main objective for Celtic Knot 2017 is the coming together of practitioners in the same room at same time; strengthening the bonds of those working to support language communities into a ‘knot’ and leading into action. We welcome diverse attendees and presenters working in Celtic and Indigenous languages ranging from Wikimedians, educators, researchers, information professionals, media professionals, linguists, translators, learning technologists and more coming together to share good practice and find fruitful new collaborations to support language communities as a result of the event.
To find out more about the conference themes and how to book your place to join us in Edinburgh in July then please visit the Celtic Knot page. To assist with seeing areas of commonality and links between your work and the Wikimedia projects you can click here.
It promises to be a great event – including a panel on the Politics of Language Online, excellent papers, workshops and discussion spaces. Please feel free to forward this event to interested colleagues in your network.
If you would like to learn more then please contact me direct at firstname.lastname@example.org.