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October 2007-December 2008 - Chimurenga Library


Chimurenga Library examines and increases the value of African cultural and political magazines. Chimurenga Library is promoted by Chimurenga magazine and supported by lettera27 Onlus within WikiAfrica programme initiatives.

October 9th 2007 - WikiAfrica Frankfurt


WikiAfrica partecipates in LitCam, the literary campaign by Frankfurt Book Fair.

September 7th 2007 - WikiAfrica Postcard


WikiAfrica Postcard presents the four postcards during WikiAfrica Mantua. The postcards invite people to participate in WikiAfrica and include sentences by Cristina Ali Farah, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Tahar Lamri e Igiaba Scego.

September 7th-9th 2007 - WikiAfrica Mantua

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In conjunction with the Festivaletteratura of Mantua, lettera27 Foundation organizes a series of workshops, which provide new African pages on Wikipedia, providing a concrete and fully visible view of the operation of Internet best known encyclopedia: thanks to the involvement of various authors, the meetings and discussions produce, on-site and in real time, new online articles in WikiAfrica. The workshops provide new Wikipedia contents through a collaborative writing process that takes place both on- and off-line. Many keynote speakers introduce the topics, the participants contribute to the fine-tuning and improvement of the various pages and a Wikipedia administrator provides information concerning the formatting and rules of Wiki projects; the lettera27 editors upload the contents, putting them on-line in real time, while a cameraman films the event as it unfolds. WikiAfrica Mantua is intended as a space in which to explore in depth the themes and narrative forms of African cultural production (focusing on literature, the visual arts, boundaries, and the oral tradition) as well as a forum, naturally enough, for a discussion of Wikipedia controversial encyclopedism. The workshops are part of WikiAfrica, a project intended to help "Africanize" Wikipedia.

July 25th 2007 Mock Test

A Mock Test and a simulation are held in preparation for WikiAfrica Mantua. The Mock Test results in a new Wikipedia page (veil) and checks out the WikiAfrica Workshop format.

July 16th-21st 2007 - WikiAfrica CSCL 2007

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Adasa, supported by lettera27 Foundation, participates in the CSCL-Computer Supported Collaborative Learning conference planned between 16th and 21st July 2007 at the State University of New Jersey. In particular Adasa partecipates in the workshop held on 17th July Wiki Research: Knowledge Advancement and Design led by Andreas Lund.

June 1st-29th 2007 - WikiAfrica New York

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WikiAfrica is showed in New York during DETOUR. The postcards went like hotcakes!

March 30th 2007 Sito


Wikiafrica site is logged in and launched by Wikimedia Italy association.

March 28th-31st 2007 WikiAfrica ACASA

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WikiAfrica participates in the three-yearly congress on ACASA African art, organized at the University of Florida for its 14th edition. The users Sfo and iopensa present WikiAfrica project within the round table In the here & now: Research methodologies for contemporary African art/ists and during informal discussions with the congress participants.

March-September 2007 - WikiAfrica Postcard

The WikiAfrica Postcard project is launched within WikiAfrica Literature.

March 3rd-17th 2007 - WikiAfrica Douala


WikiAfrica is presented in Douala, Cameroon, within the international workshop Ars&Urbis, promoted by the art centre Doual'Art. Artists, architects and researchers observe and analyze Douala for 15 days, gathering data and creating new urban representations. The contents obtained are structured and formatted on doual'art and iStrike sites. Later on these data migrate on Wikipedia.

Creation of WikiAfrica Project on it.Wikipedia

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Project:Wikiafrica is born, thanks to the support given by Wikimedia Italia and by Wikipedia in Italian users.

Five scholarships granted.

Five scholarships are granted to young researchers, who are in charge of contributing to the 2006-2007 WikiAfrica project.

September 2006 - Launch of WikiAfrica project during Festivaletteratura Mantua 2006

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WikiAfrica project is launched by lettera27 Foundation, with the involvement of Wikimedia Italia, during Festivaletteratura Mantua 2006.