Celtic Knot Conference 2019

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Celtic Knot Wikimedia Language Conference 2019
at Penryn Campus, Cornwall
(Coordinates: 50.1687°, -5.1171°)
4th & 5th of July 2019

Contact: mark.trevethan(_AT_)cornwall.gov.uk or richard.nevell(_AT_)wikimedia.org.uk

Hashtag: #CelticKnot


With 16 billion page views every month, Wikipedia is one of the first stops when people search for information. It is a cornerstone of the digital age, but the information within it is not evenly represented across languages.

The Celtic Knot Wikimedia Language Conference aims to bring people together to share their experiences of working on sharing information in minority languages. We hope to help people learn how to encourage the flow of information across language barriers and support associated communities.



You can book discounted accommodation at the Penryn Campus where the conference is being held.

Use the link below with the Promotion Code: WLC2019



Wednesday 3 July/Dy' Mergher 3 mis Gortheren[edit]

  • 19.00 – social drinks at Stannary Bar (upstairs), Penryn Campus

Thursday 4 July/Dy'Yow 4 mis Gortheren[edit]

Time Details
9.00 Registration and coffee
10.00 Welcome
Mark Trevethan
10.05 Opening speech
Councillor Jesse Foot, Cornwall Council
10.20 How Celtic Knot and Wikimedia have created new opportunities for Cornish language
Mark Trevethan, Cornish Language Lead
10.40 Building a Wiki Nation
Jason Evans
11.05 Coffee break
11.35 Introduction to Wikidata
Lea Lacroix
12.00 Advocacy Work in Wikimedia – Minority Languages

Anass Sedrati

12.25 Introduction to Wikisource
Jon Harald Søby and Nicolas Vigneron
12.50 Questions
1.00 Lunch
Parallel sessions
Chapel Lecture Theatre – Diversity Theme Seminar Room W – Editathon
2.00 Languages Matter to Cultural Diversity: Finding Missing Languages and Bridging the Gaps in Minority Languages

Marc Miquel

Introducing Cornwall's Maritime Churches digital research project
Victoria Jenner + volunteer

How Wikipedia can help Cornwall's Maritime Churches project

'How to' become a Wikipedia editor - demonstration and practical session

Practical: Making your first edit today! Start editing small, find articles which would be ideal for mentioning the project, and develop themes around the project

2.25 Challenges for Berber Wikipedias and learning

Anass Sedrati

2.50 Automation and Metadata on Wikipedia – An overview of transnational practices in four language communities

Jose Gongora

3.15 Coffee break
3.45 Working with the International Year of Indigenous Languages

John Cummings

4.10 2019 Year of Indigenous Languages – Sami Languages

Jon Harald Søby and Kimberli Mäkäräinen

4.35 Closing speech
Lord Bourne, UK Minister for Faith and Integration
4.50-5.00 End of day 1 discussion and close

18.00 – social event at The Working Boat Pub, Falmouth. Greenbank, Stratton Pl, The Packet Quays, Falmouth TR11 2SR (map). Food (but not drink) is included in the conference ticket price.

Friday 5 July/Dy'Gwener 5 mis Gortheren[edit]

Time Details
9.00 Registration and coffee
10.00 Welcome
Mark Trevethan
10.05 Wikipedia in Education

Aaron Morris

10.30 The continued growth of Vicipéid

Rebecca O'Neill

10.55 Studiañ e brezhoneg..... hep internet?

Gregory H. Moigne

11.20 Coffee break
Parallel sessions
Chapel Lecture Theatre Seminar Room W
11.40 Promoting and supporting small sister projects

Unapersona, Amical Wikimedia

Wikidata - SPARQL Workshop

Nicolas Vigneron

12.05 Languages Sans Frontières International and

Fratolish Hiang Perpeshki
Robin Owain

Visualising a language with geoshapes

Simon Cobb

12.25 An Oral Wikipedia – A dream or reality?

Anass Sedrati

Developing the Cornish Dictionary using open source tools and data

Davydh Trethewey

12.35 Wikimedia, Mozilla and Common Voice

Delyth Prys and Rhoslyn Prys

How to mine texts in Kernewek: using corpus tools to learn a minority language

David Pollard

EMLex Wiktionary HackFest

Adrian Estévez

1.00 Lunch
Parallel sessions
Chapel Lecture Theatre Seminar Room W – Editathon
2.00 Unconference

Wikidata query booth in the communal area

Presentation: Cornwall's Maritime Churches project - digital research

Victoria Jenner and Becky Orchard

Practical: Using research material provided, contribute to an existing article and use at least one aspect of multimedia

Practical: making connections between all the conference languages - translating articles, linking Wikidata, sharing resources

3.40 Coffee break
4.00 Closing discussion/more unconference
5.00 Closing remarks
Mark Trevethan and Jason Evans

Seminar rooms Y and V are available throughout the conference for spontaneous sessions.