Wikipedia:Meetup/DC/Women in Natural History Wikipedia Editing Workshop

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Women in Natural History Wikipedia Editing Workshop

Illustration by Maria Sibylla Merian

Join us for the Women in Natural History Wikipedia Editing Workshop hosted by the Biodiversity Heritage Library and Smithsonian Libraries with support from Wikimedia DC.

With the help of experienced Wikipedians, attendees will learn to edit Wikipedia and improve or create Wikipedia articles related to women in natural history, drawing on the Biodiversity Heritage Library's free and extensive online collections as source materials. No editing experience is necessary.

Laptops are required. Please bring your own. Wikimedia has two laptops to loan. Reserve one by emailing

This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited, so register today. Lunch will be provided.

There will also be an option to participate remotely. For remote participants, the workshop will be live-streamed via YouTube Live here:


Wednesday, March 13, 2019 10AM-2PM


Smithsonian Libraries | National Museum of Natural History Library
1000 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20560


In-person participation: Register here with Eventbrite
Remote participation: Register here with Eventbrite

For Remote Attendees

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Women in Natural History Wikipedia Editing Workshop Slides March 13 2019: Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Please use the Etherpad link below to share what you are currently editing. Remember to type 'Done' or 'Finished' when you are through making changes.

Suggested Article Work List[edit]

This Work List is based predominantly on the research of Siobhan Leachman (User:Ambrosia10) and Michelle Marshall.

About the Article Assessment Quality Scale

:First African American woman to present a research paper before the Virginia Academy of Science. Professor of biology at Hampton Institute. See her entry in "African American Firsts in Science and Technology":
:Current Wikipedia article makes no mention that Duprey was also an accomplished botanist and author of the (unpublished) Botany of the Antilles, the most comprehensive study of flora in the Caribbean at the beginning of the 20th century. Resources on her botanical work:
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First African American appointed registrar of a major scientific museum (appointed registrar of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in 1977). More in her entry "African American Firsts in Science and Technology":



  • Wikis: *.wikipedia, commons.wikimedia, en.wikipedia
  • Start date: 2019-03-13 10:00 (America/New York)
  • End date: 2019-03-13 15:00
Bytes changed Edits Files in use Files uploaded New editors Pages created Views to pages created Pages improved Avg. daily views to pages improved Unique pages with uploaded files Participants 7 day retention
36,937 123 4 14 36 5 207 50 2,962 3 68 36