IUP Libraries to Host Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Posted on 2/9/2017 1:43:29 PM

IUP Libraries, in collaboration with Women’s and Gender Studies and the Center for Digital Humanities and Culture at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, will host an Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on March 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in 201 Stabley Library.

This three-hour event is designed to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia and encourage female editorship. The edit-a-thon will include an introductory talk, tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, ongoing editing support, reference materials, and refreshments. People of all gender identities and expressions are invited to participate, particularly transgender and cisgender women.

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.

Art+Feminism’s Edit-a-thons and other initiatives make an impact on the gender gap through crucial improvements to art and feminism related subjects on Wikipedia. Since 2014, over 280 Art+Feminism edit-a-thons have taken place across the work, creating and improving an estimated 4,600 articles.

Advance registration is recommended. Please visit IUP Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon to register.