Creating decolonial Wikimedia page for human exhibitions in 1896 Geneva.

In Switzerland, as throughout colonial Europe, fairground "villages" featuring foreigners were a huge popular success.

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Pitch The Centre d'Iconographie de la Bibliothèque de Genève (CIG) , the MEG collections, the Geneva State Archives and the Swiss Press hold original documents on the Parc de plaisance at the National Exhibition held in Geneva in 1896. Visitors were offered a host of exotic attractions, including one of the must-sees of the time, the Village Noir. Here, 200 people from West Africa were exhibited, not far from the "Egyptian troupe", the "Chinese" and the "Javanese dancers".

Challenge

  • Creating solid wiki content on the subject using genevan sources
  • Decolonial thinking in writing and image editing
  • Providing maximum resources for further researches

Kalonji village noir.jpg Dessin original. Emile Yung et le "Village noir" à Genève. © Kalonji pour Le Temps

Sources

https://opendata.swiss/dataset/images-from-the-exposition-nationale-in-geneva-in-1896

https://opendata.swiss/dataset/metadata-meg-collections

DOCUMENTATION

PRESS ARCHIVES (examples)

https://www.e-newspaperarchives.ch/?a=d&d=TDG19030625-04.2.12&srpos=13&e=-------fr-20-TDG-1--img-txIN-village+n%c3%a8gre-------0-----

Examples of problematic contents https://notrehistoire.ch/galleries/l-exposition-nationale-de-1896 https://humanzoos.net/

Contact: Floriane Morin (Slack)

Event finished

30.09.2023 15:30

Event started

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