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Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon 2018: Home

What is It?

In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10 percent of its contributors identify as female. This lack of female participation has led to an alarming dearth of content about women and art in the world’s most popular online research tool. Want to do something about it?   Then this Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon is for you!  Designed to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia and encourage female editorship, it will provide everything the beginning Wikipedian needs to get in, get editing, and make positive changes!  Since 2014, over 280 Art+Feminism Edit-a-thons have taken place across the work, creating and improving an estimated 4,600 articles. Join us and be a part of this movement for positive change. Register today.

Images from 2017 Event

Getting Started

Interested in editing Wikipedia at our event? It's easy to get started:

1) Register here.

2) In the bottom right of the registration page, click "Join Program"

3) Sign up for a Wikipedia editing account, if you don't already have one, or simply sign in to your account.

4) Now you're all set to edit Wikipedia as part of our course. Follow the training modules below for more information.

Wikipedia Editing Training Materials

Program

 

 

March 7, 2018

Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Rm. 126
Program

Registration Link
 

A note about today’s program: We’ve tried to design a structured event that provides the necessary skills to edit Wikipedia, but is flexible enough to allow people to drop in when they can and still get their fingers on the keyboard. Can’t make one of the two structured programs?  No Worries!  We’ll have on-going workstations and wandering tutors. Drop in when you can.

 

Round (1): 10:00am-11:30pm

 

10:00 am: Matthew Vetter (English) - Registration overview and introduction of resource stations for (A) registration, (B) topic development & article selection, (C) research & source identification, and (D) editing support. Introduction of other event resources. Invitation to participate in surveys and overview of consent process.

 

    Coffee and cookies served.

 

10:15 am: Lynn Botelho (Women’s and Gender Studies) - Introduction to Wikipedia’s gender gap problem.

   

Participants begin creating Wikipedia usernames and registering on the event dashboard.  Participants begin exploring dashboard and Wikipedia interface.

 

10:25 am: Ken Sherwood (English) - Introduction to Center for Digital Humanities and Culture.

          

Participants finish registering and begin reviewing possible topics and articles for development.

 

10:30 am: Matthew Vetter - Ongoing demonstrations and tutorials as needed.

 

Participants visit resource stations and begin editing and developing Wikipedia articles. Lunch served at 11:15 am.

 

11:25 am: Matthew Vetter and Lynn Botelho - Closing remarks for Round (1). Reminder to participants to complete survey.

 

Round (2): 11:30am-1pm
 

11:30 am: Matthew Vetter (English) - Registration overview and introduction of resource stations for (A) registration, (B) topic development & article selection, (C) research & source identification, and (D) editing support. Introduction of other event resources. Invitation to participate in surveys and overview of consent process.

 

    Participants are invited to enjoy lunch as they listen and begin editing.

 

11:45 am: Lynn Botelho (Women’s and Gender Studies) - Introduction to Wikipedia’s gender gap problem.

   

Participants begin creating Wikipedia usernames and registering on the event dashboard.  Participants begin exploring dashboard and Wikipedia interface.

 

11:55 am: Ken Sherwood (English) - Introduction to Center for Digital Humanities and Culture.

          

Participants finish registering and begin reviewing possible topics and articles for development.

 

12:00 pm: Matthew Vetter (English) - Ongoing demonstrations and tutorials as needed.

 

Participants visit resource stations and begin editing and developing Wikipedia articles.

12:45 pm: Matthew Vetter and Lynn Botelho - Closing remarks for Round (1). Reminder to participants to complete survey.

 

1:00 pm: Video interviews conducted with select participants.



With funding from the Wikimedia Foundation, this event is sponsored by IUP Libraries, Women’s and Gender Studies, Theatre and Dance department, and the Center for Digital Humanities and Culture.

Subject Guide

Take Our Survey

After participating in our event today, please share your experience with us by taking a quick survey at the following link: Survey Link