ART+FEMINISM Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon 2018
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 fix that.
Join us on Tuesday, March 27 from 10:00am – 4:30pm at Fenwick Library for a day of training, editing, and knowledge-sharing to help close this gap. We’ll be working on articles related to women in the fine and performing arts, including artists, dancers, designers, game developers, curators, art historians, critics, and more. Bring your laptop, power cord, and ideas. We'll provide the snacks and training!
Registration is free, but required - sign up below using the "Begin Registration" button.
What is an Edit-a-thon?
An Edit-a-thon is a community organized event that aims to teach how to edit, update, and add articles on Wikipedia. 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 around the world, creating and improving over 11,000 Wikipedia articles.
Art is fundamental to thriving societies, and there are many ways to contribute and get involved in the dialogue around Art+Feminism. Everyone is welcome!
- Childcare: Child care options are available on campus! Please contact Mason HR to inquire on Mason Kids Camp options, or visit their website: http://hr.gmu.edu/cdc/kidsclub.php.
- Who should attend: People of all gender identities and expressions. Please ask your fellow attendees for their pronouns of choice!
- Hashtag: #artandfeminism #noweditingAF #MasonLibraries
- Where to start your edits: Please create a Wikipedia account before the event. On the day of the event, everyone will log in through Mason's A+F Dashboard. This allows us to track participant activity and see how many and which articles we update.
- Please 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.
- ALSO: Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the Safe Space Policy
Related LibGuide: Art History by Stephanie Grimm
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.
Whether you need help finding library resources or developing your research topic into a clearer idea, I'm here to help! You can also book a time to talk with me about Mason's artists' book collection or to discuss proposals or ideas for the Fenwick Gallery.
My office is located in 2212 Fenwick Library, 2nd floor.