Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Wikipedia Editathon

The IDP Wikipedia editathon was a great success for us. We managed to source around 100 images in response to the articles that were being worked on. 58 are currently available on Wikimedia Commons with either a Creative Commons or Public Domain license. The rest will be uploaded shortly and we plan to add more in the future. Some of the pages that our staff and wikipedians worked on include: Many thanks to all the wikipedians and students who came along to the event and to everyone else who contributed. We would like to give a special thank you to the British Library Wikipedian in Residence Andrew Gray who worked tirelessly to make the event run smoothly.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Wikipedia editathon

Students from the MA courses Urban Archaeology and Managing Archaeological Sites from UCL are working on articles including Kucha and Farhad-Beg-yailaki. Thanks from IDP to all.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wikipedia Editathon

Students from the Art and Archaeology of the Silk Road course at SOAS have joined IDP staff at the British Library for the editathon this afternoon. Students are working on articles including Silk Road transmission of art and Aurel Stein. Thanks to all the students who have joined in and apologies for the lack of chairs.

Wikipedia Editathon

IDP would like to thank students from Birmingham University who edited Wikipedia pages on Monday as part of their Silk Roads module. Articles edited include Balawaste and Endere.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Wikipedia Editathon 23–26 October

IDP staff are downing tools for four days to create and edit Wikipedia articles related to the Silk Road and add images where appropriate. Throughout the week we will be visited by Wikipedians and students from UCL and SOAS. If you would like to join in, either in person or remotely, please see our Wikipedia page. If you are working remotely please do get in touch and let us know which articles you have worked on. We will post more during and after the event.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


28th September - 16th December 2012
Durham University, Oriental Museum

Stephen Livingstone and Bill Woods have worked together as artists and teachers for over twenty years and during this time they have introduced hundreds of young people to the wonders of the Oriental Museum's collection. Their investigations into many different aspects of Asian art and culture have resulted in a number of highly successful exhibitions of their student's work at the museum. Regular visits to the museum to draw artefacts, view exhibitions and participate in events has rubbed off on their own work too and this exhibition brings together some of their own personal responses to the collection.

For more information see the exhibition webpage and Stephen Livingstone's Blog.