ART+FEMINISM Wikipedia Editathon, 10 March 2018
DARIAH Ireland are delighted to collaborate with the Wikimedia Ireland Working Groupto host an Art+Feminism edit-a-thon in University College Cork. The event is open to all staff and students as well as the general public. You can register for the event HERE using the code, UCCAF2018.
Art+Feminism is a campaign improving coverage of cis and transgender women, feminism and the arts on Wikipedia. From coffee shops and community centers to the largest museums and universities in the world, Art+Feminism is a do-it-yourself and do-it-with-others campaign teaching people of all gender identities and expressions to edit Wikipedia.
Join us at the Digital Arts and Humanities Active Learning Space, Fourth Floor, Food Science Building, University College Cork on 10 March 2018 from 12pm to 3pm for a communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to gender, art and feminism. We will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, reference materials, and refreshments. Bring your laptop, power cord and ideas for entries that need updating or creation.
Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors were women. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of representation from women. Let’s change that.
Art+Feminism’s Edit-a-thons and other initiatives make an impact on the gender gap through crucial improvements to gender, feminism and art related subjects on Wikipedia. Since 2014, Art+Feminism edit-a-thons have taken place across the world, creating and improving over 11,000 articles.
We are crowdsourcing suggestions for pages that could be edited or created during this event. You can enter any suggestions in this Google Spreadsheet.
You can also check out Rebecca O’Neill’s To Do List which includes extensive catalogues of women who need increased representation on Wikipedia.
For more information you can contact Dr Donna Alexander (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr Rebecca O’Neill (email@example.com).