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Webinar “Wikipedia in Academia? Examples from within the Coimbra Group”

16 June 2021

14h00 – 15h30 CEST

Coimbra Group WG Education Innovation proudly presents

As part of the new 2021/2022 Webinar Series

Digitalization after Vaccination:
What will remain in HE teaching and learning?


2nd Webinar
Wednesday, 16 June 2021, 2 pm – 3:30pm (CEST)

Wikipedia in Academia?
Examples from within the Coimbra Group


Introductory presentations by

Dr. Melissa Highton, University of Edinburgh
Dr. Cinzia Ferranti, University of Padova

Panel conversation and open discussion


Organisational Team:

Dr. Ignacio J. Blanco, University of Granada; Dr. Johannes Müller, University of Cologne;
Dr. Jacek Urbaniec, Jagiellonen University Cracow


Wikipedia was for long regarded a poorly reliable resource for academic purposes – both as source of information and as publication tool. While the web’s leading encyclopedia has made its way into most student’s daily routine, scholars and lecturers remain in skeptical distance. This is unfounded and regrettable at the same time, will be argued by our speakers, as Wikipedia can play a substantial role in research and teaching – to the benefit of all sides: scholars, professors, students, Wikipedia and the wider public of users. How to create such a multiple win-win-situation? Come and see and discuss !


Please register here!