How to include oral culture in Wikimédia movement. Recording of the session.
How to include, oral culture and knowledge in Wikimédia movement ?
See introduction of the round table on Wikiversity.
Oral culture, or oral lore is "a form of human communication wherein knowledge, art, ideas and cultural material is received, preserved and transmitted orally from one generation to another". This kind of culture includes lot of people who cannot read and write but some time can speak many languages.
Amadou Hampâté Bà said : « In Africa, When An Old Man Dies, It’s A Library Burning ».
In July 2011, Achal Prabhala start an oral citation research "helping overcome a lack of published material in emerging languages on Wikipedia". But unfortunately, no more of this kind of initiative seams created and oral knowledge don't still really have places in Wikimeida projects. So, the question is still there : what can we do to introduce knowledge from oral culture into the Wikimedia movement?
This topic is a question directly linked to the sustainability or oral knowledge
At the end of the session, the following will have been achieved:
- The state of oral citation and oral knowledge is overviewed on Wikimedia Movement
- The participants tried to find together a way to integrate oral citation and oral knowledge
- fr.wikiversity (administrator)
- Wikimedia Belgium Board member in charge of Cultural Diversity, Knowledge Equity and educational aspects in Wikimedia projects
The format of this submission is a:
- Workshop to identify and try to solve problem
- Roundtable discussion forum
From 30 minutes to 50 minutes depend on the participation. The introduction and launch of the debate or work-shop can be done in 5 or ten minutes.
The session will work best with these conditions:
The most appropriate physical setu for this session could be a classroom, or round-table seating depending of numerous of attendees.
Can be a large audience with no specific skill on knowledge needed.
This session is appropriate for filming by a single camera, sharable on the internet, with a free-licence.