In honor of National Arts and Humanities Month and Open Access Week 2018, J. Murrey Atkins Library is hosting a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. Our focus will be to edit articles on women within fields of the arts and humanities. A suggested list of articles is below, however participants can select their own biography to create or edit.
Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Location: J. Murrey Atkins Library's Visualization Lab
Participants: No Wikipedia editing experience is necessary! Tutoring as needed will be provided for Wikipedia newcomers. If you plan on coming, please register here.
What to Bring: Attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptops and power cords. We advise attendees to create a Wikipedia editor account before the day of the event. We will provide snacks, drinks, and reference materials.
A Wikipedia edit-athon is an event where individuals gather to collectively edit pages to create or improve content on a specific topic. Typically, these events focus on subjects that are underrepresented or misrepresented within Wikipedia. Attendees become editors and can immediately create, evaluate, and edit scholarly content on the given topic. Editors can also turn into researchers as they find citations to increase content credibility.
Wikipedia is the world's most popular, free online research tool. According to Wikidata Human Gender Indicators, only about 18% of Wikipedia's English-language biographies are about women. We recognize a need to heighten the quality and representation of women on this widely used platform. You can read more about gender bias on Wikipedia here.
Image: Art Feminism Editathon by Meganlorraine
The Kilroys List ("Gender parity initiative to end the systematic underrepresentation of female and trans* playwrights in the American theater.")
Delicia Turner Sonnenberg
Brava Theater/Brava! for Women in the Arts (professional arts organization performing feminist and multicultural work)
Rincke Dijkstra (listed in Feminist Art Movement entry but no separate entry on the artist)
Maria Eichhorn (listed in Feminist Art Movement entry but no separate entry on the artist)
Barbara Hall (listed in Requested Articles for Visual Arts)
Christine and Irene Hohenbüchler (listed in Feminist Art Movement entry but no separate entry on the artist)
Dorothy Marder (listed in Requested Articles for Visual Arts)