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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
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.
- Travel (round trip airfare from Mexico to NY): USD 500 (it could be less if the flight is booked before April)
- Congress registration: USD 190 (https://lasa.international.pitt.edu/eng/congress/preregistration.asp)
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.