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Speakers announced for Celtic Knot Conference


On the 5th and 6th of July, The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth will host the Celtic Knot Conference.
The Celtic Knot Conference 2018 is the second Wikipedia language conference focusing on supporting Celtic & Indigenous Languages.

This year the conference will be organized in collaboration between The National Library of Wales and Wikimedia UK. The main objective for Celtic Knot 2018 is the coming together of people working to support language communities in the same room at same time; strengthening the bonds into a 'knot' and leading into action.

The National Library of Wales, are pleased to announce that Eluned Morgan AM, Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning, will open the conference on Thursday 5th of July.

Jason Evans, National Wikimedian The National Library of Wales said:

“We are pleased to announce that Eluned Morgan AM, Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning will be opening 2018 Celtic Knot Conference. Attendees can expect to learn about and discuss innovative approaches to open education, open knowledge and open data that support and grow language communities.”

Speakers Include:

Robin Owain (Wales)
Wales Manager for Wikimedia UK

Mark Trevethan (Cornwall)
Cornish language and Wikipedia - finding ways to make Wikipedia work for a small language community

Aaron Morris (Wales)
WiciMôn’s work within Education.

Iñaki Lopez deLuzuriaga (Basque)
Basque Education Program.

Gwenno Griffith (Cardiff)
Wiki Caerdydd.

Ewan Mc Andrew  (Scotland)
Building Bridges Not Walls - Translation workshop.

Gareth Morlais (Wales)
A Digital Survival Kit for Your Language; the key part Wikipedia and Wikimedia content and data can play.

Astrid Carlsen (Norway)
Kickstarting a dead Wikipedia (Sami) – where are we one year after?

Dr Dafydd Tudur (Wales)
Measuring the impact of Wiki activities on the Welsh Language

Adrian Estevez Iglesias (Spain)
Galician Literature in Wikipedias: from Middle-Age lyric to contemporaneous crime fiction (Community projects around literature)

Koldo Biguri (Basque)
Txikipedia, the first Wikipedia version for children integrated within the Basque Wikipedia

Duncan Brown (Wales)
Y BYWIADUR AND WICIPEDIA: ( a dictionary of living things) FLESHING OUT THE BONES

Iñaki Lopez deLuzuriaga (Basque)
BRICKS FOR MINORITY LANGUAGES: CLUSTERING AROUND LITERATURE (Releasing literature and community building, education program)

Daria Cybulska
Wikimedia UK and minority languages.

Pau Cabot
Workshop: create an automatic infobox on your wiki

Rebecca O'Neill, Meghan Dowling, Abigail Walsh (Ireland)
Vicipéid in Ireland (case study of work so far)

Simon Cobb, Wikidata Visiting Scholar
Language gaps in Wikidata

Subhashish Panigrahi  (India)
How to create a digital archive for indigenous languages and not let them die

Nicolas Vigneron (Brittany)
Wikimammenn, How to transcribe all the world's books with a small community?

Neil Rowlands (Wales) Creating side-by-side Welsh-English digital magazine articles and resources.

Léa Lacroix (Germany/France)
What is Wikidata, and how can we support the minority language communities?

Further Information about the speakers

Further Information

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