Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon to be held March 7

Posted on 3/5/2018 3:44:51 PM

Stapleton Library, in collaboration with Women and Gender Studies and the Center for Digital Humanities and Culture at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, will host the second annual Interdisciplinary Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon March 7, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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.

The 3-hour event, being held in the Humanities Building in Room 126, is designed to improve interdisciplinary coverage of women 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.

Bring your laptop, power cord and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. For the editing-averse, we urge you to stop by to show your support.

Please create a Wikipedia account before the event. You can learn how to do that here: http://bit.ly/Edit-a-thon. It’s easy!

The edit-a-thon is made possible by funding from the Wikimedia Foundation, IUP Libraries, Women’s and Gender Studies, Art, Theatre and Dance, the Composition and Applied Linguistics graduate program, and the Center for Digital Humanities and Culture.

Join us to help make the world a better place!