Arctic Knot Conference 2021/Program

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Arctic Knot
Wikimedia Language Conference
Online · 24–25 June 2021

Pre-conference events[edit]

Here are some events organized by participants aside of the conference. Interested in running a side event? Please contact the conference team at arcticknot(_AT_)wikimedia.no before adding your event in the table.

Tuesday, June 22nd[edit]

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Introduction to SPARQL & other tools to query Wikidata (on Twitch, in English/French)

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Main program[edit]

This is the live program for the Arctic Knot Conference. In addition to this, there is also the video pool with lots of interesting video submissions that you can watch in the breaks or even before the conference starts.

Note that the program is still subject to change.

Thursday, June 24th[edit]

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Introduction & orientation

Wikimedia Norge & Wikimedia UK

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Official welcome

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Aili Keskitalo, President of the Sámi Parliament of Norway
Guri Melby, Minister of Education Norway

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Introducing Arctic languages

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Michael Rießler, Professor of General Linguistics, School of Humanities, University of Eastern Finland

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Linnea Nordström, Team lead for Library Communications, UiT The Arctic University of Norway

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Introducing UNESCO Decade of Indigenous Languages 2022-2032

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Trond Trosterud, professor of Sámi language technology, UiT The Arctic University of Norway

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Muotâ, Wikimedia contributor

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Adélaïde Calais, Diversity and Francophone project manager, Wikimedia France

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Panel debate: What role can indigenous language Wikipedia versions play in the strengthening of literacy for the circumpolar indigenous languages?

Panel:

Moderator: Andrea Antoniou, Research student, School of Languages and Cultures, The University of Sheffield

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Dr. Genner Llanes-Ortiz, Rising Voices, Centre for Indigenous America Studies, Leiden University

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Mahir256, Wikimedia contributor

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Keynote: Abstract Wikipedia

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Denny Vrandečić, co-developer of Semantic MediaWiki and Wikidata, lead developer of the Abstract Wikipedia project, Head of Special Projects, Structured Content, Wikimedia Foundation

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Radio cinema: A picture can change everything

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Eva Maria Fjellheim, PhD, Centre for Sámi Studies, UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Friday, June 25th[edit]

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Welcome, day 2

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Sigrun Espe, board chair of Wikimedia Norge

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The Sámi Wikipedias - for outsiders or insiders?

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Lene Antonsen, Associate Professor - Sámi Language Department of Language and Culture, UiT The Arctic University of Norway

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Dr. Sara Thomas, Scotland Programme Coordinator, Wikimedia UK

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Envision the future of your language community: how can small language Wikipedias move forward?

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Lene Antonsen, Associate Professor - Sámi Language Department of Language and Culture, UiT The Arctic University of Norway,
Dr. Sara Thomas, Scotland Programme Coordinator, Wikimedia UK
Moderator: Tanveer Hasan

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Lightning talks

Various speakers

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  • Leonore Lukschy, Senior Archive Assistant & Communications Officer, Endangered Languages Archive (ELAR)], SOAS University of London
  • Joshua Wilbur, Visiting Lecturer in Digital Humanities, Centre for Digital Humanities and Information Society, University of Tartu
  • Mandana Seyfeddinipur, Head of Endangered Languages Archive (ELAR)], Director of the Endangered Languages Documentation Programme, SOAS University of London
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Wikisource session
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Watch-along: Indigenous hour

Watch-along for the indigenous-themed pre-recorded talks from the video pool.

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Watch-along: Language tech

Watch-along for the language tech-themed pre-recorded talks from the video pool.

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Watch-along: Community building

Watch-along for the community building-themed pre-recorded talks from the video pool.

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Gareth Morlais, Welsh Language Technology Specialist, Welsh Government

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Amqui, Wikimedia Contributor and Benoit Rochon, Wikimedia Contributor

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Thank you & wrap-up

TBA

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Quiz!

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Jon Harald Søby, Community manager, Wikimedia Norge