Wikipedia:Meetup/Scranton/ArtAndFeminism 2016/University of Scranton

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2016 Art+Feminism
Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
U of Scranton - Weinberg Memorial Library.JPG
When and Where
Date:Saturday, March 5, 2016
Time:12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Address:The Weinberg Memorial Library
University of Scranton
Linden & Monroe
Third Floor
Rooms 305 & 306
Scranton, PA 18510

In honor of Women's History Month and the ArtAndFeminism Wikipedia Project, the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Memorial Library at the University of Scranton is hosting a Wikipedia workshop and edit-a-thon. Please join us for a communal editing event that seeks to create and improve Wikipedia articles related to women in the arts. The event will include a new editor orientation and training.

Event information[edit]

Art and Feminism logo
  • Date: Saturday, March 5, 2016
  • Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
  • Location: The Weinberg Memorial Library at the University of Scranton, Linden & Monroe, Third Floor, Rooms 305 & 306, Scranton, PA 18510
  • Twitter / Instagram / Facebook hashtag: #ArtAndFeminism / #ArtAndFeminism / #ArtAndFeminism / #wmledits
  • Participants will be able to use workstations in the library’s computer lab. Or, you can bring your laptop with you.
  • RSVP recommended: You can sign up by adding your Wikipedia username to the list of attendees below. Don't have a Wikipedia account yet? Email to RSVP.
  • Who should participate: Everyone is welcome to attend! No previous experience or advanced technical skills required!
  • Goals:
    • To encourage and train inexperienced editors (especially women) on how they can contribute to Wikipedia
    • To improve the selection of Wikipedia articles related to women in the arts
    • To increase awareness of the online research resources available through libraries, archives, and museums
  • What to expect:
    • Refreshments will be provided.
    • No Wikipedia editing experience necessary; tutorials will be provided for Wikipedia newcomers. An introduction to editing will take place at 11:00 am and experienced editors will be on-site to help with questions or problems. If you are unfamiliar with Wikipedia and eager to learn, you can also try this training module.


  1. Do I need to have extensive knowledge on visual arts? Nope! You will be finding information about the artists through online resources. The important thing is knowing how to choose a reputable source from which to find a good citation.
  2. your question here

List of articles to work on[edit]

Participants should feel free to add the names of notable women who need a better Wikipedia presence, especially ones whose articles could be improved by citations or the inclusion of research resources. The list is not intended to be comprehensive, but rather to provide a starting point for work. If you are not sure where to start, don't hesitate to ask for help! Please add the #ArtAndFeminism tag to all edits on Wikipedia made for this event.

Existing articles in need of improvement or expansion[edit]

  1. Suggested Topics from Art+Feminism
  2. Artists from Pennsylvania

New article requests[edit]

  1. See: Requested articles to be created from WikiProject Women Artists
  2. See:


Research Resources[edit]

Training Resources[edit]


Articles created[edit]

  1. Phebe Hemphill - Mary Mark Ockerbloom (talk) 12:01, 5 March 2016 (UTC) (working remotely -- enjoy the edit-a-thon!)

Articles improved[edit]

  1.   Violet Oakley
  2.   Yvonne Jacquette
  3.   Carol H. Beck
  4.   Michal Rovner
  5.   Judith Joy Ross
  6.   Helena Bochořáková-Dittrichová
  7.   Blanche Nevin
  8.   Grace Drayton
  9.   Tatiana Trouvé
  10.   Lillian Hoban
  11.   Sarah Paxton Ball Dodson
  12.   Alice Cordelia Morse
  13.   Anna Richards Brewster
  14.   Paulette Van Roekens
  15.   Pearl Van Sciver
  16.   Mary Jane Peale
  17.   Elizabeth F. Washington

Help after the event[edit]

  • The Wikipedia Teahouse, a friendly place to ask questions and help new editors get started
  • WikiProject Women Artists, an ongoing WikiProject dedicated to ensuring quality and coverage of biographies of women artists
  • N.B. There is an IRC channel!

External links[edit]

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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