Grants:TPS/padaguan/LASA Congress

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This Wikimedia Participation Support request was funded in the fiscal year 2014-15. A report is available.

LASA Congress
summaryPresenting a research paper about the use of Wikipedia in the sociology of knowledge
event locationNew York, USA
event date(s)May 27-30, 2016
amount requested690 USD
home countryMexico
submitted on17:47, 16 February 2016 (UTC)

Proposed participation[edit]

I will be presenting Arqueología del Conocimiento en Wikipedia en Español, on a research paper about the use of the View History function in Wikipedia to detect and correlate vandalisms in the encyclopedia with historical events. I will be participating in a Digital Humanities panel, so I will be able to show my colleagues that they can use Wikipedia both as an tool for social sciences and a field of study in sociology of knowledge. Moreover, my research will be one of the few made from Latin America, as I hope to encourage more research about the Wikimedia projects in the region.

Goal and expected impact[edit]

LASA (International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association) is one of the largest social sciences congresses in the world. As a result of my presentation, I will address the use of Wikipedia in academic research, and I will help the audience to reconsider their prejudices towards the encyclopedia. I will show how the production of knowledge can be studied in a live environment such as Wikipedia, and I'm willing to enrole them in future investigations about the Wikimedia projects and their impact in our world visions.

Budget breakdown[edit]

Other instructions[edit]

It would be great if you can book the flight :) It also would be fine if you can give advance disbursement, however, it is not indispensable.


I'm endorsed by Wikimedia Mexico for my participation in LASA Congress.

  1. Support Support --ProtoplasmaKid (WM-MX) (talk) 20:18, 16 February 2016 (UTC)