Wikipedia:Meetup/UNC/Art + Feminism 2016

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The Sloane Art Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host its fourth edit-a-thon on 20 April 2016. Join library staff and students at UNC's School of Information and Library Science for an evening of social Wikipedia editing!

Sloane Art Library entrance at Hanes Art Center, UNC - Chapel Hill

At the edit-a-thon, which is open to the public, we will create and improve Wikipedia articles on women in art. All are invited, with no specialized knowledge of the subject or Wikipedia editing experience required. A brief overview of the basics of Wikipedia editing will be given at the start of the edit-a-thon. We will have library resources and a list of suggested topics on hand.


Wikipedia's gender gap is well-documented. In a 2011 survey; Wikimedia found that less than 13% of its contributors are female.[1] The reasons for the gender gap are up for debate: suggestions include leisure inequality, how gender socialization shapes public comportment, and the contentious nature of Wikipedia's talk pages. The practical effect of this disparity, however, is not. Content is skewed by the lack of female participation. Many articles on notable women in history and art are absent on Wikipedia. This represents an alarming aporia in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge.


WHEN: Wednesday, 20 April, from 5:00 to 8:45 p.m. Come when you can, stay as long as you would like.

WHERE: Sloane Art Library, Hanes Art Center, UNC-Chapel Hill campus.

WHO: Anyone and everyone!

  • Experienced or new Wikipedians (We will provide assistance with Wikipedia formatting and syntax)
  • Amateur historians or research pros (We will have a selection of resources available for your use; we can also pull additional materials from the Sloane Art Library Collection as needed)
  • UNC faculty, staff, and students

WHAT TO BRING: A laptop. We'll help you access the University's wireless network.


  • For parking options within a few blocks of the Hanes Art Center and the Ackland Art Museum, see here. Please see the Department of Public Safety’s Map of Visitor and Metered Parking for a complete list of visitor parking on UNC’s campus.

WILL THERE BE FOOD? Yes! We'll have pizza and soft drinks for participants.

Suggested Topics[edit]

Articles to expand:

Articles to create:

  • Krista Franklin - African American poet and visual artist (editing)
  • Lynn Igoe - North Carolina artist (editing)
  • Marie Johnson Calloway - African American painter (done)
  • Mary Okheena - Inuit artist
  • Valerie Soe - Asian American writer and experimental videomaker
  • Indigo Som - Chinese American artist and poet
  • Lynne Yamamoto - Japanese American artist (editing)

Art + Feminism Research Resources[edit]

Art + Feminism Resources

Researching Artists of North Carolina LibGuide

Wikipedia Help[edit]

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Penang 1 December 12, 2018 (2018-12-12)
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Full Meetup Calendar

Video tutorials[edit]

Other local edit-a-thons[edit]

This is one of several edit-a-thons happening in Chapel Hill and Durham in April 2016. If you're in the area, please consider participating in the following meet-ups as well!

Meetups at UNC-Chapel Hill

Meetups at Duke University and in Durham


Please add your name below if you are planning to attend.

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  • Sarah Moody
  • Hannah Pope
  • Xaris Martinez


  1. ^ Glott, Ruediger; et al. "Wikipedia Survey – Overview of Results" (PDF). United Nations University. Retrieved 24 November 2014.