Parlour is delighted to be presenting an information session at GOLD, this year’s SAHANZ conference, followed by a writing workshop open to all. Please join us!

Screen Shot 2016-06-29 at 12.07.04 pmJoin Parlour and the WikiD team for an information session about how the scholarly community can become more involved in Parlour and WikiD: Women, Wikipedia Design.

Or simply come along to the writing workshop to learn how to edit Wikipedia, or get going with writing more women into Wikipedia.


Thursday,  7 July

  • 4.30 pm – information session on Parlour, Wikipedia and the scholarly community
  • 5pm – WikiD writing workshop

Japanese Room, MSD Building, University of Melbourne

BYO laptop. We’ll provide some snacks.


Information session, 4–4.30 pm

The first part of the event is an information session aimed at academics, historians and the scholarly community. This will explain how scholars and historians can use the Parlour platform to help disseminate research relating to equity, gender and architecture, and explain more about WikiD: women, Wikipedia, design.

There is a real opportunity for the history/theory academics to get involved, both by contributing subject expertise and by incorporating it into teaching and assessment tasks. There is great potential for students and teaching – writing a proper Wikipedia entry is demanding, and provides an excellent lesson is assembling evidence, making an argument for /notability’ and constructing proper citations. It also has the advantage of students experiencing the reward of making something that goes into the world and changes perceptions of our profession.

Wikipedia writing workshop, 4.30–5.30 pm

Join the Wikipedia editing and writing workshop. For those new to Wikipedia we’ll run through the basics of how to edit.


If you have time, please do a couple of things before coming along:

Find out more about GOLD, the 2016 SAHANZ conference here.