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Urbana-Champaign Art (Design/Architecture) +Feminism Edit-A-Thon
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When and Where
DateSaturday, March 5, 2015
Time1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
AddressUniversity of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
Architecture Building
Rooms 102 A & B (1st floor)
608 E. Lorado Taft Dr.
City, StateChampaign, IL 61820

The UIUC Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon is hosted by Ricker Library and will take place in the Architecture Building (Rooms 102 A&B) on March 5, 2016. The event is open to student, faculty and the public. As this event page is a work in progress -- please check back for more information. Also feel free to contribute links to resources, ideas for new articles or articles to be improved. Be sure to log in before editing.

Event information[edit]

  • Date: Saturday, March 5, 2015
  • Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Location: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Architecture Building, Rooms 102 A & B (1st floor), 608 E. Lorado Taft Dr., Champaign, IL 61820 / More accessibility information about building can be found here
  • Cost: Free, but please register (below)
  • Host: Ricker Library
  • Facebook Event
  • Twitter / Instagram / Facebook Hashtag: #ArtAndFeminism
  • Please bring a laptop and power cord with you!

What to expect[edit]

Please join us for a fun event that brings together diverse communities to create and improve Wikipedia articles related to women in the arts--art, architecture, design, landscape architecture and related fields. Despite its wide reach, Wikipedia suffers from a severe gender imbalance: since most editors are men, articles conform to men's interests and perspectives. In an effort to change this, we are gathering a diverse group together to celebrate women's cultural achievements.

We will provide tutorials for Wikipedia newcomers, reference materials, and snacks. Bring your laptop, power cord, and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. Stop by for a little bit or stay for the whole afternoon. No Wikipedia editing experience necessary!

If you are unfamiliar with Wikipedia, you might try this training module which will help explain a lot of things, including how to add your signature (by the way, signatures are created by saving four tildes [~] in a row).

Resources for editing[edit]

Citations and style guidelines[edit]

Formatting shortcuts[edit]

Images and photos[edit]

List of articles to edit[edit]

Below is a list of articles that would benefit from edits and expansion during the edit-a-thon.

Women artists/designers/architects affiliated with UIUC or worked in Illinois[edit]

Here are a few names of women who worked in Illinois for inspiration:

Articles to edit[edit]

  • List of Wikipedia articles attendees hope to improve.
  1. Mary Hortense Webster
  2. Mary L. Page
  3. Donna Cox

Articles to create[edit]

  • List of Wikipedia articles attendees hope to create.
  1. Mary Minerva Wetmore
  2. Adele Fay Williams
  3. Louise M. Woodroofe
  4. Olive Miriam Buchholz Parmelee
  5. Nell Brooker Mayhew
  6. Muriel Scheinman
  7. Mary Ann Crawford Architect (1901-1988)
  8. Eve Garrison (reference here) (another here) (another here)
  9. Roula Alakiotou Architect (b.1945)
  10. Florence Bell Robinson Landscape Architect
  11. Gabrielle Allen


Articles improved[edit]

  • List of Wikipedia articles attendees have worked to improve.
  1. Cheryl Dunye
  2. Donna Cox
  3. Mary L. Page
  4. Dorothy Arzner
  5. Carol Ross Barney
  6. Kathe Burkhart
  7. Billie Burke
  8. Karla Rothstein
  9. Mary Hortense Webster
  10. Juliana Huxtable
  11. Silvia Malagrino
  12. Tomoko Sawada
  13. Mequitta Ahuja
  14. Miriam Cahn
  15. Rebeca Mendez

Articles created[edit]

  • List of Wikipedia articles attendees have worked to create.
  1. Olive Miriam Buchholz Parmelee
  2. Eve Garrison
  3. Draft:Timothy Nugent
  4. Florence_Bell_Robinson
  5. Draft:Adele_Fay_Williams


Research resources[edit]

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign resources[edit]

Open resources[edit]

External links[edit]

Affiliated projects at UIUC[edit]

FemTechNet is a network of scholars, artists, and students working on, with, and at the borders of technology, science, and feminism in a variety of fields including Science & Technology Studies (STS), Media and Visual Studies, Art, Gender, Queer, and Ethnic Studies. The collective's main project is a pedagogical experiment called the distributed open collaborative course. The course theme to date has centered on Dialogues and Collaborations in Feminism and Technology, but can connect to diverse course offerings connected to feminism, science and technology studies, and STEAM topics (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art+Design, and Math).
Recovering Prairie Futures is an IPRH research cluster that offers a cross-disciplinary exploration into the Midwest's layered innovation histories that have often been overshadowed by innovation narratives focused on dominant regions and centers of computing. A "Design Dialogues" speakers series will begin this semester (spring 2016) with a talk from Anne Balsamo at the NCSA Colloquia series at 11am on Friday, April 22. More details forthcoming.

Participants - Sign Up Here![edit]

Prior to the event:

  1. Do you have a Wikipedia User Name?
    No? Create a Wikipedia account
    Yes? Go to Step #2
  2. Sign up! Add your Wikipedia User Name to this section by clicking the blue button below (follow instructions). Your name will be added to the bottom of this page
Don't worry! If you haven't edited Wikipedia before and don't have a Wikipedia User Name yet, we will help you on the day of the event! And remember to have fun!

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