User:Whistlaw/Jan 28 Editathon
and held at Swansea University.
Swansea University undergraduate and postgraduate students and university staff participated in the editathon, as did experienced Wikipedians. The event was held in the University Library at Singleton campus.
There was also a team from the James Lydon research centre at Trinity College Dublin participating in the editathon remotely and updating the pages of notable women of medieval Ireland.
- 1 Theme
- 2 Participants
- 3 Further information
- 4 Pages created and modified
- 5 A direct outcome...
- 6 Publicity
- 7 What's a Wikipedian Ambassador?
The purpose of the day was to help to raise the profile of medieval and early modern women on wikipedia. Many notable women only appear in the articles of their husbands, fathers, or other male family members; they deserve coverage in their own right. On the day, Edit-a-thon editors created pages for medieval women who do not yet have their own wikipedia articles (full list of articles created below) and enhancing existing pages by adding relevant information, citations, or links (list of edited articles below). There was a particular focus on Welsh and Irish women, but some participants improved or created pages for interesting or important English medieval women.
- Llywelyn2000 (talk · contribs) 14:47, 27 November 2014 (UTC) - Robin Owain - Presenting a few wiki-skills, tips and advise.
- srbswansea (talk · contribs) - Sparky Booker - Women negotiating the boundaries of justice, Swansea University
- Whistlaw (talk · contribs) - Deborah Youngs - Women negotiating the boundaries of justice, Swansea University
- Ajwswansea (talk · contribs) 08:26, 10 December 2014 (UTC) Alison Williams Swansea University
- Ham II (talk · contribs) 14:23, 8 January 2015 (UTC) – Marc Haynes – Accredited wiki skills trainer and graduate in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies!
- jason.nlw (talk · contribs) - Jason Evans, Wikipedian in Residence at The National Library of Wales
- Gscswansea (talk · contribs) 11:25, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
- samsheep (talk · contribs) - Sam Oakley - Research Librarian, Swansea University
- RickTurner62 (talk · contribs) 11:25, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
- LaurelinT (talk · contribs)
- LucyScan (talk · contribs) Lucy Scanlon - Swansea University
- A+HSubLib (talk · contribs) 11:25, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
- Bethan581994 (talk · contribs)
- Gemmalmond (talk · contribs) 11:26, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
- Chris Paul Clark (talk · contribs) 11:27, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
- David Smitherman (talk · contribs) 11:27, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
- Kimingram (talk · contribs) 11:28, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
- Biebrach (talk · contribs) 11:28, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
- Minklet (talk · contribs) 11:29, 28 January 2015 (UTC) - Mike Mantin, Research Fellow, Swansea University
- morrisrebekah (talk · contribs) - Rebekah Morris, Swansea University
- thegreatearl (talk · contribs) - Caoimhe Whelan - Trinity College Dublin
- Stina523 (talk · contribs) – Christina Wade - Gendered symbolism in Viking burial in Ireland, Trinity College Dublin
- Blackmaryted (talk · contribs) 17:13, 20 January 2015 (UTC) - Martha Dalton - Trinity College, Dublin
- Notairesenchae (talk · contribs) – Cherie N. Peters - Peasants and commoners in early medieval Ireland, Trinity College Dublin
- A day late and a dollar short (please drop me a line next time, a few days in advance): Drmies (talk) 16:18, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
This event was run as part of an exciting new AHRC-funded project which explores women's access to justice in various parts of Britain and Ireland between the twelfth and eighteenth centuries. Researchers from Swansea University, Cardiff University, and Glasgow University are collaborating to discover the ways in which women participated in the legal process. Check out more at: 'Women Negotiating the Boundaries of Justice: Britain and Ireland c.1100-c.1750. Contact the project at email@example.com or on Twitter @womenhistlaw
Photos from the day
Pages created and modified
- Κάθριν Φιτζεραλντ, Κόμισσα Ντέσμοντ (Katherine Fitzgerald, Countess of Desmond in Greek)
- Gwen daughter of Ellis
- Alis Wen (Welsh) and Alis Wen (English)
- Senana ferch Caradog
- Jane Dee
- Katherine FitzGerald, Countess of Desmond
- Alice Kyteler
- Petronilla de Meath
- Margaret O'Connor
- Elisabeth Pepys
- Marie de St Pol
- Elizabeth de Burgh
- Elizabeth de Clare
- Gormflaith ingen Murchada
Minor edits / pages (or 'practice runs'!)
- Aymer de Valence, 2nd Earl of Pembroke
- Swansea Museum
- Gwenllian ferch Gruffydd, Princess of Wales
- List of Welsh-language poets (6th century to c. 1600)
- Swansea University
- Wiesel Commission |(New article)
- All the Things She Said
A direct outcome...
As a direct outcome of the editathon the Egypt Centre (Museum of Egyptian Antiquities) has agreed to upload over 5,000 images onto Commons on a CC-BY-SA licence.
Take a look at this collection of editathons arranged by Wikimedia UK especially the following, which focused on the gender gap:
- Women in Maths Editathon, Cambridge University
- University of Oxford annual Ada Lovelace Day
- Scottish Women on Wikipedia, Glasgow
How Do I Prepare?
If you want to learn more about editing, try these introductions :
- Beginners' Guide to Wikipedia
- Five Pillars of Wikipedia, philosophical guidelines
- How to edit a page
- Guide to Writing Wikipedia Pages for Notable Women in Computing by Susan H. Rodger (applicable to any biography)
- Article development
- Your First Article (using the Article Wizard, if you wish)
- Manual of Style
- Citation templates
- Infobox templates
- Bookshelf, additional "getting started" resources