The Bowes Art & Architecture Library will host an Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, taking place on Saturday, March 11, from 10 am to 4:30 pm, in room 201 of the library on the 2nd floor of the McMurtry Building (355 Roth Way, Stanford campus).
This all-day event is designed 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: because there is a limit to how many new Wikipedia accounts can be created in one day at the same IP address, participants are strongly encouraged to create their new Wikipedia accounts (if they don't already have one) prior to coming to the event. If you are unable to do this prior to March 11, 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 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 world, creating and improving an estimated 4,600 articles.
The Bowes Art & Architecture Library's Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon is organized by the Stanford University Libraries.
This event is free and open to everyone, faculty, staff, students, and the general campus community.
Contact: Vanessa Kam