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Title: Universalism and Diversity in the List of 10.000 articles Every Wikipedia Should Have



Wikimedian since 2005, Wikimania 2020, 2021, & 2023 COT Scholarship lead for all three, member of the current Wikimania Steering committee. ESEAP co-lead for 2022 ESEAP conference, and scholarship coordinator. Photographer with over 4,000 uploads of photographs, videos and maps to Wikimedia Commons and established Commons Quality Images program. Foundering member of Wikimedia Australia, President from 2015 to 2017, Vice President 2017/18, 2013-2015.

Galder Gonzalez

Wikimedian since 2006, member of the Basque Wikimedians User Group and currently working as a staff member in projects and education.

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Type: Lecture

Track: Equity, Inclusion, and Community Health

Submission state: submitted

Duration: 30 minutes

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Presentation language: en

Abstract & description

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The list of 10.000 articles every Wikipedia should have is a collaborative project done by wikimedians. In this presentation we will talk about the biographies in the list, and present some research on the [lack] of diversity on the list.


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There are currently 2.000 biographies in the list of articles that every Wikipedia should have, a list done collaboratively by wikimedians. This list is far from being universal, and divesity is a contested topic when adding a new biography to the list. In this presentation we will analyze gender, location, time and language coverage and discuss a way to improve the diversity of the items proposed.

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Qn. How does your session relate to the event themes: Diversity, Collaboration Future?

Diversity is needed in all projects, and when we propose a list of articles that every language should cover, it is even more important. Building this list with collaboration is essential, as every one shoule be included in the effort.

Qn. What is the experience level needed for the audience for your session?

Average knowledge about Wikimedia projects or activities

Qn. What is the most appropriate format for this session?

  • Tick Onsite in Singapore
  • Empty Remote online participation, livestreamed
  • Empty Remote from a satellite event
  • Empty Hybrid with some participants in Singapore and others dialing in remotely
  • Empty Pre-recorded and available on demand