The aim of the poster is to present the WikiProject "EuropeanColonialism" to a wider public.
The project itself aims to use Wikidata to collect data about actors, organisations, objects and events related to European expansion since the 15th century.
- The availability of information on colonizers and colonized persons is still very unevenly distributed. Thus the perspective of the colonized in particular remains largely unconsidered in the historical view. Wikidata enables the descendants of the colonized to bring their point of view better into the historical discussions.
- Especially during the 19th and 20th centuries, the national character of the colonial projects was strongly emphasized in politics. So there was a British, French, Dutch, German, etc. Colonialism. In colonial practice these borders were often lifted, so that, for example, capital from one country was also invested in "foreign" colonies or missionary societies were also active in such "foreign" colonies. The WikiProject should help to highlight the common character of this European colonial project.
Projekt "Quellen zur Kolonialgeschichte"
University of Applied Science Potsdam
UJung (talk) 05:49, 25 June 2019 (UTC)