Wikipedia:GLAM/Bodleian/Women in Wikipedia editathon
On the afternoon of Wednesday 23rd March, the Bodleian Libraries and Oxford IT Services hosted a Wikipedia edit-a-thon about women to address Wikipedia's gender disparity. The scope includes feminism, women's issues, women in STEM subjects, women in arts and humanities, and women's achievements generally. Come with an idea of what to write about, or take one of the suggestions below. This was a free event, with training provided by the Bodleian Libraries' Wikimedian In Residence, Martin Poulter.
- What: A Wikipedia editing event
- When: 2pm-5pm, Wednesday 23rd March 2016
- Where: The Isis Room, IT Services, 13 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN
- MartinPoulter (talk · contribs) (training)
- Collegehistory (talk · contribs) (had previously edited at an Oxford University editathon)
- ad8243 (talk · contribs)
- Lyn Roberts 3 (talk · contribs) (had previously edited at an Oxford University editathon)
- New accounts
- Svenjakunze (talk · contribs)
- JCNiala (talk · contribs)
- Venustsang (talk · contribs)
- 999ggg (talk · contribs)
Four other people sent emails saying they would have liked to attend but were not available on this day.
- Articles created
- Articles improved
- 18th-century French literature
- Geneviève Thiroux d'Arconville
- Odette Bancilhon
- Maxine Hong Kingston
- Raman Parimala
- Aditi Pant
- Norma Restieaux
- List of foreign recipients of the Ordre des Palmes Académiques
- Victor Bulwer-Lytton, 2nd Earl of Lytton
- Somerville College, Oxford
There is a project by two archivists to improve the article about Mabel Purefoy FitzGerald. The improvement did not take place at this event, but one of the archivists attended this event to train for it.
- Images uploaded
- Winifred Moberly 2.jpg
- Kathleen Major 1955.jpg
Short link for this section: tinyurl.com/wiwoxford
I'm grateful to academic Monica H. Green for highlighting problems with the List of female scientists before the 20th century. See Talk:List of female scientists before the 20th century#An_academic_review_of_the_Middle_Ages_list.
Articles to improve
- Category:Stub-Class Women artists articles
- Category:Stub-Class Feminism articles
- Category:Stub-Class Women's health articles
- Category:Stub-Class Women's History articles
- Category:Stub-Class Women scientists articles
- Category:Stub-Class Women's sport articles
- Category:Stub-Class Women writers articles
Articles to create
As background to this event, and as part of the Open Knowledge Ambassador training, I compiled a list of women who had won lifetime achievement awards or had held leadership positions in Oxford colleges: these redlinks have since been moved to the Women In Red project.
Abandoned userspace drafts that could be "rescued"
- Wikipedia_talk:Articles_for_creation/Connie_Varnhagen same topic: User:Mogzilla91/sandbox