LCC’s Decolonising Wikipedia Network supports students and staff to become Wikipedia editors and creators in order to increase the visibility and credibility of under-represented and marginalised figures and topics connected to teaching and research in our subject disciplines.
Decolonisation is not a metaphor or synonym for diversity and inclusion work (read Tuck and Yang, 2012); it is about equity, justice and reparation for people whose lives and life chances have been and continue to be negatively affected by colonisation. Under British colonial rule, entire communities and nations suffered the loss or oppression of traditional knowledge and ways of knowing, which can be described as epistemicide. The legacy of this continues to influence knowledge production to this day.
Participating in the Decolonising Wikipedia Network is a great opportunity for you to play an active role in decolonising knowledge whilst improving your research, writing and editing skills.
In this site you can find guidance on editing and creating Wikipedia pages, answers to range of Frequently Asked Questions, and a forum in which you can exchange with other network members.