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Wikimedia Academy 2012

19 January 2012

29th of June until 1st of July in Berlin – Call for papers

In cooperation with the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society and the Freie Universität Berlin Wikimedia Germany is organizing the “Wikipedia Academy 2012: Research and Free Knowledge” in Berlin.

From June the 29th until July the 1st the Wikimedia Academy 2012 is focusing on the topics “Wikipedia Analytics”, “Wikipedia Global”, “Sharing Cultures and Practices”, “Research on Users of and Contributors to Wikipedia” and “Economic and Regulatory Aspects of Free Knowledge”, discussing these in different formats from panel discussions to science fairs.

The academy is open to all scientists working on Wikipedia related topics or interested in open knowledge. Papers from PhD students and young scientists are especially welcomed and can be handed in until the 31st of March. Official language is English, in special cases papers in German can be accepted.

Find further information here.

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