Submissions:2022/WW, WWWWW (Wikiproject Witches, Who, What, When, Where, Why)

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This submission has been accepted for WikiConference North America 2022.


WW, WWWWW (Wikiproject Witches, Who, What, When, Where, Why)


integration between projects; structured; metadata; maps

Type of session:

Birds of a Feather/Panel


Wikiproject Witches is a coordinated campaign on Meta, associated with various sister projects including Wikipedia (in multiple languages), Wikidata, and Wikimedia Commons. While a lot of work has been done (in some language Wikipedias; on some items in Wikidata), I envision an expansion of the scope and this session is meant to address that. While most of the work done so far addresses historical people and events (15th, 16th, 17th and 19th century), witchcraft is common in the present-day, too. By promoting the scope of this project to more wiki language communities, as well as to academics (e.g., via WikiEdu) and other experts in the field (e.g., via 1000 Women in Religion), we can address additional gaps associated with Witches. I've been following the work for about a year, and addressed scope expansion at the Wikimedia Summit (Berlin, September 2022) and it was positively received, including by editors from other language communities not currently associated with the project. If this session is accepted, I will invite the editors who co-founded the project, those that have expressed interest in joining, as well as experts in the field to a panel discussion.

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Academic Peer Review option:

Author name:

Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight

E-mail address:

Wikimedia username:


Affiliated organization(s):

Women in Red

Estimated time:

30 minutes

Special requests:

Have you presented on this topic previously? If yes, where/when?:


If your submission is not accepted, would you be open to presenting your topic in another part of the program? (e.g. lightning talk or unconference session)

Lightning talk