Wikipedia articles written by my students

A protest during the 2011–2012 Yemeni revolution. Photo courtesy of the Al Jazeera Creative Commons Repository, as used in the article Yemen Hip Hop

A protest during the 2011–2012 Yemeni revolution. Photo courtesy of the Al Jazeera Creative Commons Repository, as used in the article Yemen Hip Hop

This year I asked my students, of the course ‘Contemporary Art and Geopolitics in the Arab World’ that I teach at the international Master program of the Paris School of International Affairs, to write a Wikipedia article instead of a normal end paper.

The process was a bit more complicated than I first thought, because I had to gain course instructor rights from Wikipedia, follow a tutorial, write a course page and correspond quite a lot with Wikipedia volunteers throughout the process. In addition, it can be difficult to review the changes students write to existing pages. But I found solutions to all that, and the result is rewarding.

Following are some of the pages of my students, roughly from those I gave the highest marks downward:

  1. Art & Politics in Post-2011 Tunisia
  2. Cultural Policy in Abu Dhabi
  3. Yemeni Hip Hop
  4. Collecting Practices of the Al-Thani Family
  5. Contemporary Saudi Arabian Female Artists
  6. Experimental Theatre in the Arab World
  7. Arab Film Festivals

Go and have a look, edit their Wikipedia pages or leave some comments…