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Join us for the Aphra Behn / Burney Society Edit-a-thon at Duquesne University on Wednesday, November 1, 2017!

College Hall

The Aphra Behn Society and the Burney Society of North America will host a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Wednesday, November 1st from noon to 5:00 in 644 College Hall as a pre-conference event in honor of Adrianne Wadewitz. This event is free and open to the public.

We will create a community of the participants from the event to encourage the ongoing use of Wikipedia and Wikipedia editing in the classroom. A roundtable presentation featuring Laura Runge and Tony Howe speaking about Wikipedia is scheduled for Friday 9:00-10:15 (Session V.c Digital Humanities Roundtable, chaired by Karen Gevirtz and also featuring Melanie Holm and Greg Specter).

The event aims to promote:

  1. Women in the arts, 1640-1830
  2. Wikipedia feminist activism
  3. Public humanities

This event is supported by a Rapid Grant from the Wikimedia Foundation.


Aphra Behn by Peter Lely ca. 1670
Frances Burney

Event information[edit]

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  • What: Aphra Behn / The Burney Society Conference Edit-a-thon
  • When: Wednesday, November 1, 2017
  • Time: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Where: Duquesne University 644 College Hall
  • What to bring: Your laptop, power adapter, and any reference materials you'd like to work from or share
  • Conference website: Aphra Behn / Burney Society Society Conference 2017
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  • Twitter: @ABOwomeninarts
  • Hashtag: #EditBehnBurney, #BehnBurney


Information from the Conference Website:

The Aphra Behn Society and the Burney Society of North America will host a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Wednesday, November 1st from noon to 5:00 in 644 College Hall as a pre-conference event in honor of Adrianne Wadewitz. This event is free and open to the public.

The event supports women's studies, cultural literacy, technological literacy, and the ongoing use of Wikipedia and Wikipedia editing in and out of the classroom. Kelly Doyle, West Virginia University's Wikipedian in Residence for Gender Equity, will conduct training, and provide an introduction to Wikipedia editing practices. We will provide wifi, snacks, and on-site support. (Bring your laptops and gear.)

All conference attendees are encouraged to participate. Just check the box on the registration form.

The event aims to promote:

  • Women in the arts, 1640-1830
  • Wikipedia feminist activism
  • Public humanities

The event supports women's studies, cultural literacy, technological literacy, and the ongoing use of Wikipedia and Wikipedia editing in and out of the classroom.

Attendees[edit]

Add your name to this list if you can make it to our meeting. Online participants as well as local are encouraged! Please add your name by typing four tildes.

Likely attendees

  1. KellyDoyle (talk) 00:16, 20 October 2017 (UTC)
  2. LLRungegordon (talk) 20:05, 20 October 2017 (UTC)
  3. Tonya.howe (talk) 19:53, 29 October 2017 (UTC)
  4. Cchilds930 (talk) 14:55, 31 October 2017 (UTC)
  5. Jadehiga (talk) 13:01, 01 November 2017 (UTC)
  6. Marilyn Francus (talk) 17:06, 1 November 2017 (UTC)
  7. LauraT2017 (talk) 17:09, 1 November 2017 (UTC)
  8. Krrichards(talk) 13:08, 01 November 2017 (UTC)
  9. BethCsomay (talk) 17:13, 1 November 2017 (UTC)
  10. AugeeKim (talk) 17:52, 1 November 2017 (UTC)
  11. Rivkaswenson (talk) 20:15, 1 November 2017 (UTC)

Possible attendees

  1. aleksondra hultquist
  2. Chris Troutman (talk) 20:20, 29 October 2017 (UTC)

Remote participants

  1. Rosiestep (talk) 21:58, 20 October 2017 (UTC)
  2. Ipigott (talk) 07:17, 21 October 2017 (UTC) Offering virtual assistance
  3. LesBrooks (talk) 1:12, 31 October 2017 (UTC)
  4. WillfmWillfm (talk) 14:20, 1 November 2017 (UTC)

@Ipigott and Rosiestep: There will be an online Google Hangout tomorrow (11/1/17) from 12-5 PM for remote users. If you would like to attend the Hangout, please send your email address to (lebrooks@mail.usf.edu) so that I can send you an invitation. Thank you! LesBrooks (talk) 19:06, 31 October 2017 (UTC) BethCsomay (talk) 17:07, 1 November 2017 (UTC)

Articles to edit[edit]

List of articles to create[edit]

Alphabetized by surname, which starts after "de" or "du"


List of new articles created[edit]

Alphabetical order

  1. Mariana de Carvajal y Saavedra
  2. María Rosa Gálvez de Cabrera
  3. Marianne Kraus

List of articles improved[edit]

Alphabetical order

  1. Frances Burney
  2. Penelope Aubin
  3. Frances Sheridan
  4. Herland (novel)
  5. With Her in Ourland

Top Training Resources[edit]

External links[edit]

Aphra Behn / Burney Society Conference