Wikipedia:GLAM/MGS/Events and Workshops/Protests and Suffragettes

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Glasgow Women's Library holds one of Scotland's 46 Recognised Collections of National Significance. The GWL collection relates to women's lives, history and achievements.

At this event, you'll learn to edit Wikipedia using the new and easy-to-use Visual Editor, and find out more about the drive to get more women onto and editing the site. We’ll then spend time creating and improving articles relating to Glasgow’s Suffragettes, Rent Strike organisers, and other strong women of the Clydeside. If you’ve spotted an article that needs improving, bring along your queries and we’ll see what we can do to help! No previous experience needed.

Full training will be provided by Sara Thomas, Wikimedian in Residence at Museums Galleries Scotland (Jan 2015 – June 2016). Sara has run similar events all over Scotland, including one on Mary Barbour, and two with the National Galleries of Scotland to accompany their Modern Scottish Women exhibition.

Participants should bring a laptop or tablet – be aware that editing is much easier with a keyboard. We recommend you create an account in advance. (You do not need to use your real name should you not wish to.)

Some digital skill is needed – but if you can use Microsoft Word, you can edit Wikipedia. Google Chrome or Firefox is recommended.

This event is hosted by Govan’s Hidden Histories, a creative team of artists, activists and amateur historians led by t s Beall. Since 2013 [they have been researching women’s roles in protest movements in and around Govan], and have hosted guided walks, conducted oral histories and archival research to recover women’s voices and stories relating to the 1915 Rent Strikes, and more recent protest movements. More at Govan's Hidden Histories.

How do I prepare?


We'll start by hearing briefly about the 'Strong Women of Clydeside: Protests and Suffragettes' project from 'Govan's Hidden Histories', and then there will be an introduction to Wikipedia, and the basics of how to edit. After that, participants will be encouraged to create or edit pages on Wikipedia!


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