User:Whistlaw/Jan 28 Editathon

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Welcome to the Medieval Women Edit-a-thon, 28th January 2015, which was arranged by the College of Arts & Humanities and the AHRC-funded 'Women Negotiating the Boundaries of Justice' project
and held at Swansea University.
Editathon Poster

The remaining few, left after 6 hours of editing!

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.

Maria working hard on a new article in Greek: Κάθριν Φιτζεραλντ, Κόμισσα Ντέσμοντ (Katherine FitzGerald, Countess of Desmond).
Editathon Editors at work.jpg
Translating article into Greek.jpg
Swansea University 1st Editathon; January 2015
Two Wiki editors, hard at work
A group at work


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.


In Swansea[edit]

From Dublin[edit]

Remotely from...[edit]

  • 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)

Further information[edit]

Our Project[edit]

Project logo

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 or on Twitter @womenhistlaw

Photos from the day[edit]

[Us hard at work!]

Pages created and modified[edit]

New pages[edit]

Edited pages[edit]

Minor edits / pages (or 'practice runs'!)[edit]

A direct outcome...[edit]

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.

Other editathons[edit]

Take a look at this collection of editathons arranged by Wikimedia UK especially the following, which focused on the gender gap:

How Do I Prepare?[edit]

If you want to learn more about editing, try these introductions :


What's a Wikipedian Ambassador?[edit]