ART+FEMINISM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
Join us as Bryn Mawr College hosts an Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Friday March 17th from 12-3pm in Campus Center 200. This event is designed to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia and encourage female editorship. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% 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. Partnering with Art+Feminism, Bryn Mawr College will join other colleges, museums, librarians, and other institutions in making an impact on the gender gap through crucial improvements to art and feminism related subjects on Wikipedia. Since 2014, over 280 Art+Feminsim edit-a-thons have taken place across the world, creating and improving an estimated 4600 articles. Let's keep making a difference!
Don't know how to edit on Wikipedia? No prior experience is necessary. We will provide tutorials for beginner Wikipedians, ongoing editing support, reference materials, and some refreshments. We welcome participation from all gender identities and expressions.
Feel free to drop in for all or part of the edit-a-thon. Please bring your own laptop, power cord, and any ideas for entries that need updating or creation. If possible, please create a Wikipedia account before the event. You can learn how to do that here.
Registration appreciated but not required
- March 17, 2017
- 12:00pm - 3:00pm
- Campus Center 200
- Library & Information Technology Services