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About me[edit]


  • Founding Organiser, AfroCROWD UK
  • Chapter Lead, Creative Commons UK
  • Volunteer Lead Trainer, Wikimedia UK
  • Chapter memberships:
    • Wikimedia UK

Awards and honors[edit]

2017 UK Wikimedian of the Year (joint award with Ewan McAndrew)


Wikimedia events I've attended or taken part in.

Training delivered[edit]

Description Role Capacity
1 December 2019 Festival Of Minds and Bodies, Wellcome Collection Trainer
6 November 2019 Diversithon Berlin Trainer
6 July 2019 The Middle East in Global Politics, SOAS Summer School
6 June 2019 Rediscovering the Women of Royal Holloway and Bedford, Royal Holloway, University of London Trainer Volunteer
30 March 2019 Black Lives in England 1500-1800 - AfroCROWD editathon, Institute of Historical Research, University of London Trainer Volunteer
20-21 Nov 2018 Daylighting Wikimedia 101 — Wellcome Collection Trainer
24 Oct 2018 Black History Month editathon — Lambeth Libraries at Streatham Library, London Trainer
20 Sep 2018 #WCCWiki workshopWomen's Classical Committee at Department of Greek and Latin, UCL Trainer Volunteer
8 Jun 2018 Women in Medicine Wikithon — Wellcome Library Trainer Volunteer
23 May 2018 Women and Food editathon at British LibraryOxford Food Symposium/British Library

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Lead Trainer Volunteer
27 Jan 2018 AfroCROWD UK workshop at Afrotech Fest 2018 Lead Trainer Volunteer
10 Nov 2017 Women and Food editathon at British LibraryOxford Food Symposium/British Library Lead Trainer Volunteer
23 Sep 2017 Documenting Lambeth: Wikipedia Workshop at Minet Library/Lambeth Archives — Lambeth Heritage Festival Lead Trainer Volunteer
9 Sep 2017 Documenting Lambeth: Wikipedia Photo Walk at Minet Library/Lambeth Archives — Lambeth Heritage Festival Lead Trainer Volunteer
25 Aug 2017 Battle of Lewisham workshop at Deptford Library — Lewisham Libraries Lead Trainer Volunteer
31 Jul 2017 Workshop for librarians at Clapham Library (part 2) — Lambeth Libraries Lead Trainer Volunteer
24 Jul 2017 Workshop for librarians at Clapham Library (part 1) — Lambeth Libraries Lead Trainer Volunteer
7 Jul 2017 Food & Cookery wikithon at St. Catherine's College, Oxford Univeristy — Oxford Food Symposium Trainer Volunteer
9 Jun 2017 Women in Science Wiki-workshop at Northwood CollegeThe Wellcome WiR/Royal Society of Chemistry/Biochemical Society Trainer Volunteer
28 Apr 2017 Women and Food editathon at British LibraryOxford Food Symposium/British Library Trainer Volunteer
5 Mar 2017 Art & Feminism editathon at the Royal Academy — Royal Academy of Arts Lead Trainer Volunteer
23 Jan 2017 Women in Classical Studies editathon at Senate House — Institute of Classical Studies/Women's Classical Committee pics Lead Trainer Volunteer
6 Aug 2016 Disordered and Reconsidered Edit-a-thon at 198 Gallery Lead Trainer Volunteer

Presentations and conferences[edit]

date role description
18 Sep 2019 presenter Cultural Heritage and Open Access, Barbican, London
14 - 18 Aug, 2019 participant Wikimania 2019, Stockholm (pre-conference learning days)
28 Jun 2019 attendee Methodologies for teaching Ancient History with Wikipedia seminar by Juliana Bastos Marques, University of Rio de Janeiro, in the Digital Classics seminar series, University of London, London
4 Jun 2019 presenter “Digital Heritage in the University History Curriculum: Opportunities and Challenges” panel at Heritage Dot conference, Lincoln University
10 May 2019 presenter A “radical practise of sharing”?: working towards knowledge equity in African-heritage communities in London", CC Global Summit 2019, Lisbon, Portugal
22 Feb 2019 presenter "What do we mean by open? Ethics and equity in digital archives", Digital and the Archive - Gerald Aylmer Seminar, The National Archives, London
12 Feb 2019 presenter Ethics and Digital History panel at Digital History Seminar series, Institute of Historical Research, University of London
Jan 2019 participant AfroCROWD Global Summit at Brooklyn Central Library, New York
2019 committee Program advisory committee/Ethics track team CC Global Summit 2019, Lisbon, Portugal
23 Sep 2018 presenter Digitising Africa In The Dancehall: a Wikipedia intervention, Decolonise The Archive at the Africa Centre, London
Jul 2018 presenter AfroCROWD: expanding into the African Diaspora at Wikimania 2018, South Africa
Jul 2018 panel Centering Knowledge from the Margins: A Whose Knowledge? discussion at Wikimania 2018, South Africa
Jul 2018 delegate Wikimania 2018 - Cape Town, South Africa
Jul 2018 delegate Decolonise the Internet conference - Cape Town, South Africa
Jul 2018 delegate Celtic Knot Conference 2018/Cynhadledd Cwlwm Celtaidd 2018 at National Library of Wales/Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru, Aberystwyth
23 May 2018 presenter An Afterlife for Community Archives?: Wikipedia and the Commons at Digital Archives in Communities: practice and preservation at the University of Sussex, Falmer
26 May 2018 panel Tech Dystopia/Utopia with Henna Zarmurda-Butt, Marcus Gilroy Ware and Yen Ooi at Bare Lit Festival 2018, Deptford, London
21 Apr 2018 roundtable Transmitting and Archiving Memories of Igbo Communities with Nathan Richards and Ego Ahaiwe-Sowkinski at The 7th Annual International Igbo Conference 2018: Memory, Culture and Community, SOAS, London
3 Feb 2018 delegate The Future of Wikipedia with Katherine Maher at NewspeakHouse/WMUK, London
2018 committee Wikimania 2018, Cape Town
2018 committee Program advisory committee/GLAM track team - Creative Commons Summit 2018, Toronto
Oct 2017 panel Where are we? - Representation and women missing from public life at FiLia (Feminism in London conference), London
Aug 2017 presenter [lightning talk] Wikidata - documenting the Transatlantic Slave Trade at Wikiconference North America 2017 (etherpad)
Aug 2017 delegate Wikiconference North America 2017 - Montreal, Canada
Aug 2017 delegate Wikimania 2017 - Montreal, Canada
15 Jul 2017 participant Wikimedia UK AGM 2017 and Training the Trainers refresher
30 Jun 2017 presenter [keynote] Representations of Blackness in Open Knowledge Systems at Digital Blackness: culture, theory & technology in the network ecology conference, University of Sussex
16 May 2017 participant Editing women: Reflections on the Birkbeck International Women’s Day Wikipedia edit-a-thon at Birkbeck College
8 Apr 2017 training Wikidata Training: Tools, queries and uploads (WMUK)
20 Feb 2017 participant Wikimedia UK Education Summit with Middlesex University/WMUK
8 Dec 2016 participant BBC 100 Women editathon at Broadcasting House, BBC/WMUK
24 Sep 2016 participant WMUK Education Meetup
25 Aug 2016 participant British Liberal History editathon at the National Liberal Club/WMUK
30-31 Jul 2016 training Train the Trainers 2016, WMUK
26 Oct 2012 participant Black History Month Editathon at Equiano Centre, UCL/WMUK pics

Articles started[edit]

Full list:

Our red list / to do list[edit]

Tools and resources[edit]


  • latest stats on English Wikipedia
As of Monday, 27 January 2020, 05:29 (UTC), The English Wikipedia has 38,172,975 registered users, 131,975 active editors, and 1,147 administrators. Together we have made 933,075,482 edits, created 49,478,391 pages of all kinds and created 6,004,495 articles.




User and User Page tips[edit]

Creating an account

What to put on your User Pages

Other useful tips[edit]

Welcome templates[edit]
Tips for writing about women[edit]
Tips for writing biographies[edit]
Libraries and archives[edit]
On copyright[edit]
in no particular order![edit]
Recognition for volunteers[edit]



Interesting articles about west Africa[edit]


Other very useful links[edit]

Open access journals and publishers[edit]

Title Publisher link
African studies[edit]
Africa: Archeology & Arts
African Diaspora Brill
African Studies Quarterly [en] Center for African Studies, Uni of Florida
Cadernos de Estudos Africanos
Cahiers d'Études Africaines [fr]
Journal des africanistes [fr] Société des Africanistes
Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies [en]
Journal of Religion in Africa
Caribbean studies[edit]
Anthurium (en)
Calabash: A Journal of Caribbean Arts and Letters (en)
Études caribéennes (fr/en)
New West Indian Guide (nl/en)
Black studies[edit]
Contributions in Black Studies: A Journal of African and Afro-American Studies
(CIBS) (1977-1997)
Food studies[edit]
Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery
Anthropology of Food

Heritage studies[edit]

Present Pasts contains global and cross-cultural perspectives in the fields of Cultural Heritage Studies, Public Archaeology and Museum Studies.

The Journal of Conservation and Museum Studies is fully peer reviewed and Open Access. It contains research on conservation science, artefact studies, restoration, museum studies, environment studies, collection management and curation. Published from the UCL Institute of Archaeology from 1996 to 2002, the journal was relaunched in 2011 in collaboration with the British Library, with a newly constituted international editorial board.

Genre, sexualité et société

Conserveries mémorielles is a transdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal that publishes empirical and theoretical works of various horizons relating to the problems of memory, time and historicity. It is led by an international team of young researchers.

Caliban: French Journal of English Studies

Diasporas: Circulations, migrations and historie

Cahiers du MIMMOC

Memory (s), identity (s), marginality (s) in the contemporary Western world.

Architectural Histories is the international, blind peer-reviewed scholarly journal of the EAHN that creates a space where historically grounded research into all aspects of architecture and the built environment can be made public, consulted, and discussed.

Archaeology International, produced annually since 1997, combines news about UCL Institute of Archaeology activities with refereed articles and information about on-going projects, carried out by Institute staff and students, or those with honorary affiliation.

James Baldwin Review