Wikipedia:Meetup/Corning/Corning ArtAndFeminism 2019
Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors were women. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of representation from women. Let’s change that!
We invite people of all gender identities and expressions to participate, particularly transgender and cisgender women.
- 1 When and where
- 2 Agenda
- 3 Goals
- 4 Where to start
- 5 List of articles to edit
- 6 Outcomes
- 7 Resources
- 8 Attendees
When and where
- When: Sunday, March 10, 2019, 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM EST
- Where: The Rakow Research Library of The Corning Museum of Glass (website), 5 Museum Way, Corning, NY, 14830 (map, free parking available at the Library)
- Cost: Free
- RSVPs encouraged, but drop-ins are welcome. Come for an hour or stay for the whole event. Please create a Wikipedia account before the event.
- No Wikipedia editing experience necessary. Optional training sessions will be provided and help and reference materials will be available throughout the event.
- Attendees will be provided with refreshments, including lunch.
- We will provide activities for attendees' children ages 5-12. For safety reasons, food and beverages are provided for adults only. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to bring food/beverages for their children.
- What to Bring: Attendees should bring their own laptops and power cords, if possible.
- 9:30-10:00 - Sign in, refreshments (Library Seminar Room)
- 10:00-10:30 - Welcome, optional introduction to editing Wikipedia (Library Seminar Room)
- 10:00-12:00 - Open editing time (Library Reading Room) - please sign in here so we can track our edits!
- 12:00-1:00 - Lunch, panel discussion (Library Seminar Room)
- 1:00-1:30 - Optional training on additional Wikipedia editing skills (Library Seminar Room)
- 1:00-4:00 - Open editing time (Library Reading Room) - please sign in here so we can track our edits!
- 2:45-3:00 - Snack break (Library Seminar Room)
The Corning Art+Feminism 2019 edit-a-thon aims to:
- Build Wikipedia editing skills through tutorials and basic edits.
- Improve coverage of cis and transgender women, non-binary people, feminism, and the arts, especially related to glass as a medium, on Wikipedia.
- Build a community of Wikipedians interested in editing articles related to the art, history, and science of glass.
Where to start
- I have 5 minutes: Register for Wikipedia account
- I have 15 minutes: Read about Wikipedia's 5 pillars and conflict of interest policy; watch Art+Feminism's gender gap video
- I have 30 minutes: Make a couple of small edits: add an image, an infobox, a couple of citations
- I have 1 hour: Complete a tutorial or start a stub
- I have 2+ hours: Start a new article in your sandbox, ask someone to proofread it, then publish!
List of articles to edit
For any article you create or edit, please add this template on the talk page:
Remember, a new Wikipedia article should be backed up by at least 5 reliable sources. Please also consider notability when creating new articles.
WikiProject: Women in Red has created a guide, Simple Rules for Creating Women's Biographies, that may be useful when starting a new article. The biographies for living persons policy and Guide to Writing Wikipedia Pages for Notable Women in Computing (applicable to any biography) are two other guides with good advice.
Alphabetical by last name
- Mary Beilby
- Christina Bothwell
- Jane Bruce
- Laura Donefer
- Mieke Groot
- Audrey Handler
- Flora Mace and Joey Kirkpatrick
- Jill Reynolds
- Laura de Santillana
- Rui Sasaki
- Toots Zynsky
- Mary Gregory
- Ursula Huth
- Judy Jensen
- Alison Kinnaird
- Silvia Levenson
- Judith Schaechter
- Joyce J. Scott
- Deanna Sirlin
- Zoja Trofimiuk
- Betty Woodman
- Loretta Yang
The following people have pages in Wikipedia, but could be improved by adding Infoboxes. Usually the infobox you add follows a template based on the reasons the person is notable, e.g. the Artists Inforbox Template
- Petra Blaisse
- Sonja Blomdahl
- Cini Boeri
- Anna Carlgren
- Nicole Chesney
- Amber Cowan
- Sari Dienes
- Mel Douglas
- Gisela Falke von Lilienstein
- Dorothy Hafner
- Ursula Huth
- Ulrica Hydman Vallien
- Judy Jensen
- Dafna Kaffeman
- Silvia Levenson
- Linda MacNeil
- Jenni Kemarre Martiniello
- Benny Motzfeldt
- Keiko Mukaide
- Eglington Margaret Pearson
- Flo Perkins
- Kait Rhoads
- Ginny Ruffner
- Hilda Sachs
- Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend
- Christine Tarkowski
- Betty Woodman
Cleanup and articles with multiple issues
If you don't know where to start, ask one of the event organizers!
Look for more articles to edit on the Women working with glass list.
List of new article drafts created
List of articles edited
List of articles translated
- Suzanne Lalique-Haviland (in progress)
Connect to WiFi
Participants can connect to the "Rakow Guest" or "GlassApp+ Free WiFi" networks while on the museum campus. Please bring your own laptop or mobile device, if possible. A limited number of laptops and tablets will be available.
How to edit
Use this guide to find editing tips and tutorials.
If you have a question about editing, ask one of the museum editors for help! We will be wearing the Art+Feminism logo (image to the right). The Teahouse is also a great place to ask for help from expert editors. If you are new to Wikipedia editing, try the VisualEditor. If you like using markup languages, here is a cheatsheet for Wiki markup.
- Preview your changes before you save them.
- Write a brief edit summary noting your changes.
- Don’t forget to use the help bar at the top of the edit box.
- Sign your posts on talk pages by adding four tildes (~).
- ArtandFeminism editing kit, slide decks and video tutorials for basic and intermediate editing skills
- Editing Basics has .pdf handouts and video tutorials for basic and intermediate editing skills
- Wikipedia Tutorial is a hands-on approach that walks you through various aspects of Wikipedia editing
- The Wikipedia Adventure is a 7-mission interactive guided tour which introduces new editors to basic editing, social, and policy skills
- Writing your first article (the Article Wizard is a great tool)
- Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Women Working with Glass from the Corning Museum of Glass
- Corning Museum of Glass website - Search this site for artist bios, articles, and more.
- Smithsonian American Art Museum: Search Collection and Biographies - Search this site for artists' bios.
- Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass artists list - Many artists list their websites here.
Women and the arts websites
- WomenArts and
- WomenArts Network Artist Directory
- List of Directories of Women Artists
- Support Women Artists Now Day
- Jstor (subscription required)
- Project MUSE (subscription required)
- The Feminist Art Project at Rutgers University
- Ubu Web
- Digital Public Library of America
- Archives of American Art
- National Museum of Women in the Arts
- National Women's History Museum
- Women's History Sourcebook
- MoMA Learning
- Women Artists in the MoMA Online Collection
- Tate Learning
- The Getty Online
- New Museum Digital Archive
- Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum and Brooklyn Museum Feminist Art Base
- National Women's History Project
- Arts: Search
- Art and Feminism (book)
- The Reckoning: Women Artists of the New Millennium (book)
- After the Revolution: Women Who Transformed Contemporary Art (book)
- Canadian Art Database
- Sophia Smith Collection, Women's History Archives at Smith College
- n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal
- Getty Union List of Artist Names (ULAN)
- IAM Intense Art Magazine - Women in the fields of visual arts, fashion, design and architecture in Africa.
- Contemporary Arab Women's Art: Dialogues of the present, edited by Fran Lloyd (book)
- Women and Art in South Africa by Marion Arnold (book)
- Canadian Women Artists History Initiative
- Artists in Canada
- Women Writers Project (No subscription required in March)
- Archive.org - A huge array of digital texts, from archived webpages to digitized books, periodicals, videos and other media.
- Chronicling America - Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922.
- DPLA - A portal to 8,417,033 items from libraries, archives, and museums.
- HathiTrust Digital Library - A collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world and contributed by partner institutions.
Subscription (available at the Rakow Library)
- Art Full Text
- Art Index Retrospective
- ARTbibliographies Modern
- Design and Applied Arts Index
- National Newspaper Index
- New York State Newspapers
For a full list of databases available through the Rakow Research Library and NOVEL NY, visit this page.
Please add your username below before you get to the edit-a-thon!
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- GlassDragon17 (talk)
- Tracythecataloger (talk)
- Oblivia30 (talk)
- Incognijo (talk)
- 126.96.36.199 (talk)
- Corning Librarian (talk)
- Rddowden (talk)
- Psych140 (talk)
- GafferGal (talk)
- FilomenaJack (talk)
- Ashtitiwari (talk)
- Walkingonbrokenglass (talk)
- Magrathnb (talk)
Will attend remotely
Users who are unable to attend in person but are interested in contemporary glass art are welcome to edit articles remotely.
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