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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

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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.

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Agnes Dunbar Moodie Fitzgibbon
Alice Eastwood
Ada Hill Walker
Amanda E. Peele
: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":
Ana Roque de Duprey
:Current Wikipedia article makes no mention that Duprey was also an accomplished botanist and author of the (unpublished) Botany of the Antilles, the most comprehensive study of flora in the Caribbean at the beginning of the 20th century.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:
Anna Botsford Comstock
Anna Eimer
Anna Maria Hussey
Anna Maria Walker
Anne Henslow Barnard
Anne Pratt
Anna Weber-van Bosse
Annie Waterhouse
Arabella Elizabeth Roupell
Ashley N. Egan
Augusta Innes Withers
Beatrice O. Corfe
Blanche de Maih Vallon
Catharine Johnston
Charlotte Berrington
Charlotte Gower Chapman
Christine Etiennette Pernette Jurine
Clarissa Munger Badger
Cleofé Calderón
Devra G. Kleiman
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E. J. Beck
Edith Durham
Edna Libby Beutenmüller
Eleanor Anne Ormerod
Elinor Frances Vallentin
Elisa Marie Thornam
Elisabeth Hallowell Saunders
Eliza Jane Schulze
Eliza Turck
Elizabeth Dorville
Elizabeth Gould (illustrator)
Elizabeth Nodder
Elizabeth Twining
Elsie Wilkins Sexton
Emily Cumming Harris
Emma Homan Thayer
Emma Kissling
Estelle Dupré
Genevieve Estelle Jones
Georgina Burne Hetley
Georgina Curtis
Gertrud Bartusch
Gertrude Hamilton
Gertrude Mary Woodward
Harriet Anne Thiselton-Dyer
Harriet Morgan
Helen Adelaide Wood
Helena Scott
Henrietta Maria Moriarty
Ivy Massee
Jane Edwards
Jane S. Bell
Janet Harvey Kelman
Jemima Blackburn
Kate Clifton Osgood Holmes
Lena Lowis
Louisa, Countess of Aylesford
Lisa Marie Stevens
Louise-Cécile Descamps-Sabouret
Lucy Say
Mabel Osgood Wright
Maidi Wiebe
Margaret Eva Poor Hurd
Margaret Flockton
Margaret Knox (botanist)
Margaret Neilson Armstrong
Margaret O. Mitchell
Margaret Roscoe
Margaret Santiago
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":
Maria Martin
Maria Sibylla Merian
Mary Ann Burnett
Mary Ann Mantell
Mary Emily Eaton
Mary Gartside
Mary Schäffer Warren
Matilda Smith
Maud Earl
Maud Horman-Fisher
May Rivers
Melanie R. Bond
Mireya Correa
Olive Florence Tassart
Orra White Hitchcock
Priscilla Susan Bury
Roberta McIntosh
Roxana Stinchfield Ferris
Ruth Ellen Berkeley
Sarah Drake
Sarah Featon
Sarah Hoare
Sarah Stone (artist)
Susan Fereday (botanical artist)
Thérèse Ekblom
Virginia Smith Jones
Ynes Mexia
Winifred M. A. Brooke
Zoë Dumont



  • 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