Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
The Bowes Art & Architecture Library (355 Roth Way, Room 201, on the Stanford campus) will host an Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on International Women’s Day, Thursday, March 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia and encourage female editorship. The edit-a-thon will include tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, ongoing editing support, reference materials, and refreshments. People of all gender identities and expressions are invited to participate, with a special welcome to transgender and cisgender women.
Please note: participants should bring their own laptops. If you do not own a laptop but are affiliated with Stanford, you can borrow a laptop from the Tech Desk at the Learning Hub in Lathrop. There is a limit to how many new Wikipedia accounts can be created in one day at the same IP address. If participants do not already have a Wikipedia account, they are strongly encouraged to create their new Wikipedia accounts prior to coming to the event. If participants are unable to do this prior to March 8, we will be happy to help you set up your account on the day.
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 popular online research tools. 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 world, creating and improving an estimated 4,600 articles.
Admission is free, and this event is open to faculty, students, staff, and all community members!