The Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (ETCL; etcl.uvic.ca) and the University of Victoria Libraries (uvic.ca/library) are proud to welcome Nastasia Herold (University of Leipzig) as Honorary Resident Wikipedian for 2021–22.
Nastasia Herold is a German linguist and humanist. She is a PhD student in Romance Philology at the University of Leipzig and has collaborated with the Atikamekw First Nation (Quebec) since 2012. Herold lived and studied with the Atikamekw and, in 2013, initiated a local Wikipedia project to preserve the Atikamekw language and culture in Manawan (one of the three Atikamekw communities). Today, the project is led only by the Atikamekw and receives much attention in the Canadian media and abroad. Together with the Wiki Club Wikipetcia Atikamekw Nehiromowin and Wikimedia Canada, Herold was honored by the Canadian Social Knowledge Institute with the Emerging Open Scholarship Award in 2020.
The ETCL and UVic Libraries are pleased to host Nastasia Herold as the 2020-21 Honorary Resident Wikipedian, a role that was previously held by Dr. Christian Vandendorpe from 2014–16, Dr. Constance Crompton from 2017-19, Dr. Erin Glass from 2019–20, and Silvia Gutiérrez de la Torre from 2020-21. This initiative is co-sponsored by the ETCL, UVic Libraries, the Implementing New Knowledge Environments Partnership (INKE; inke.ca), and the Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences (ideas-idees.ca). Please direct any inquiries to the ETCL via Alyssa Arbuckle and to the UVic Libraries via Lisa Goddard.