Wikipedia:Meetup/Boston/Wadewitz Memorial 2014

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Writing for Wadewitz: An Adrianne Wadewitz Memorial Edit-a-Thon
May 21, 4-9pm Digital Scholarship Commons at Northeastern University Libraries

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When: May 21, 4-9pm
Where: The Digital Scholarship Commons is on the second floor of Snell Library at Northeastern University in Boston -- make a right as you come out of the main stairwell. More maps and directions.
What to bring: Your laptop and a power adapter.
Cost: Free

You do not need to be an experienced Wikipedia editor in order to attend, just bring a willingness to learn.

Hashtags: #wadewitz and #wikiwomen

RSVP by signing your username below (preferred). If you are unfamiliar with Wikipedia, try this training module which will help explain a lot of things, including how to add your signature. Or, sign up on the Meetup page

This edit-a-thon is part of a worldwide series of tributes.


Dr. Adrianne Wadewitz was an influential member of the Wikipedia community who died suddenly in April 2014. This loss has deeply affected Wikipedia and the academic world. Her work is recognized internationally as helping to encourage more women to contribute to Wikipedia to tackle the gender gap and systemic bias in its content. Wadewitz was one of the first academics to bring Wikipedia into the classroom as part of the Wikipedia Education Program, working with her students to improve Wikipedia instead of writing traditional term papers. At the time of her death, she was Mellon Digital Scholarship Fellow at Occidental College. She had over 50,000 edits and wrote numerous featured and good articles, including Mary Wollstonecraft.

You can read more about Wadewitz and her contributions via The Wikipedia Signpost, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, and the Omaha World-Herald.


If possible, create your Wikipedia account ahead of time. If you can't, that's not a problem: we will help you at the Edit-a-thon.

4:00pm - 4:15pm: Check-in and welcome

4:15pm - 5:00pm: Beginner intro to Wikipedia editing, Q&A, self-organization

5:00pm - 8:30pm: Editing time

8:30-pm - 9:00pm: Wrap-up and thanks

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  1. AmandaRR123 (talk) 16:54, 4 May 2014 (UTC)
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  1. Midnightdreary (talk) 18:35, 8 May 2014 (UTC)
  2. Claudia (talk) 12:42, 10 May 2014 (UTC)

Unable to attend, but wish to be informed about future meetups[edit]

  1. Hustlecat (talk) 19:56, 20 May 2014 (UTC)

A Little Editing Help[edit]


Also see WikiWomen's History Month To-do List, which links to a lot of other great to-do lists.

Articles to improve[edit]

Articles to create[edit]

Greater Boston History Sources[edit]

Through NU Libraries[edit]

Free on the Web[edit]