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2018 Art+Feminism
Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
Pennsylvania State University
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When and Where
Date: Friday, April 6, 2018
Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm EDT
Address: 103 Paterno Library
Penn State
City/State: University Park, PA 16802

Event information[edit]

  • Date: Friday, April 6, 2018
  • Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm EDT
  • Location: Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library, Penn State, University Park, PA 16802
  • Hosts: The Pennsylvania State University Libraries & School of Visual Arts

Launched in 2014, Art+Feminism is a campaign to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia, and to encourage feminist editorship. On April 6, 2018, in honor of Women's History Month, join us for a communal updating of Wikipedia entries on feminist artists, feminist curatorial practices, feminist art pedagogy, and other subjects related to contemporary art/architecture/visual culture and feminism absent from Wikipedia.

Please bring a laptop with you!

Schedule: Friday, April 6, 2018[edit]

  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm: Gather in the Mann Assembly Room. Informal introductions and conversation about Art+Feminism edit-a-thon goals. Coffee and light snacks will be served throughout the day and lunch at noon. Editing free-for-all with support as needed, plus invited scholars will highlight missing and misinformed areas on wikipedia to focus collective endeavors to edit at the times listed below.
  • 10:15 am: Julie Porterfield, Instruction & Outreach Archivist, WGSS Library Liaison, presents: "Everything You Need to Know to (re)Shape Knowledge on Wikipedia"
  • 11:00 am: Benjamin Andrew, Instructor in the School of Visual Arts, presents: "Crowd-Sourced Narratives and Participatory Art"
  • 12:00 pm: Pizza break!
  • 1:00 pm: Christopher Reed, Distinguished Professor of English and Visual Culture, and WGSS, presents: "William Sturgis Bigelow." Resource: C. Reed Bachelor Japanists (2017) pp. 125-40, 150-82.
  • 2:00 pm: Karen Keifer-Boyd, Professor of Art Education & WGSS, presents: "Feminist Remix: History, Themes, Artists." Resource: Keifer-Boyd, K., & Liao, C. (2018). Feminism. In E. Navas, O. Gallagher, X. Burrough (Eds.), Keywords in remix studies (pp. 147-157). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • 3:00 pm: Alexandra Staub, Associate Professor of Architecture and Affiliate Faculty, Rock Ethics Institute, presents: "Women in Architecture: Redefining their Roles." Resource: Friedman, Alice (2006). Women and the Making of the Modern House. Yale University Press.
  • 4:00 pm: Leslie C. Sotomayor, artist and Dual PhD Candidate in Art Education and Women's, Gender, Sexuality Studies, presents: "Border Art: Who are the Border Artists?"

List of articles to work on[edit]

Below is a list of articles that would benefit from edits and expansion during the edit-a-thon, but you are welcome to work on anything you like. Please note: This is a crowdsourced list. You can help us by adding to it!

To improve[edit]


Topics, movements, individual artworks:

  • Remix -- Add Feminist remix with examples -- added 4/6/2018
  • Farnsworth House -- Add tension between architect and client regarding control of the project -- added 4/6/2018
  • Rietveld Schröder House -- Add about architecture embodying feminist ideals -- added 4/6/2018
  • Border Art -- add artist and Anzaldúa -- added 4/6/2018
  • The Dinner Party -- "Further reading" section
    • Add "Embroidering our Heritage: The Needlework of The Dinner Party" -- added 4/6/2018
  • Feminist art -- "Gallery" section
    • Link to Womanhouse (1972) organized by Judy Chicago and Miriam Schapiro at -- added this link 4/6/2018
    • Link to Holocaust Heroes: Fierce Females (2014) by Linda Stein
  • Feminist art movement -- "History" section
    • Add artists
    • Add Cuban Feminist Art Movement, Transnational Feminist Art Movement
  • Feminist pedagogy
    • Under Influential figures add Judy Chicago
    • Under Practical Implications add Feminist Art Pedagogy
  • Infiltration Art
  • Quilting
    • Add about the the International Honor Quilt and the Hot Flash Fan, a mixed-media approach to quilting by 50 Kentucky artists that was initiated by Ann Stewart Anderson and facilitated by Judy Chicago. Through the Flower gifted the International Honor Quilt to the University and the Hite Art Institute in 2013 for research and study. The artwork was created in 1980 and accompanied Chicago's The Dinner Party in a worldwide traveling exhibition celebrating women's achievements throughout history.
  • Womanhouse -- extensive article but could maybe use organization/editing; check broken links in ref section, check/update links in "Participating Artists" section (Special Collections resources also available; see below.)
  • Woman's Building -- expand, check external links and refs for more content? (Special Collections resources also available; see below.)
  • Mickalene Thomas -- Very list-y, could use some more descriptive text
  • Lucy Lippard -- Could use some editing and additions

To create[edit]

In Special Collections[edit]

Information resources on the subjects listed below are held by Penn State's Special Collections Library, which means they can't leave the secure reading room. Fortunately, Special Collections is located right next door to our meetup in the Mann Room. If you want to work with these materials, you'll need to register online for a research account here, and take a trip to the reading room. Just ask one of the librarians if you need any help with this. And come back to the meetup when you're done for an end-of-day wrap-up.

Artists, curators, theorists:

Designers, illustrators, book artists:

Helpful tips for beginners[edit]

Watch these short videos from Art+Feminism to guide you through the basics of Wikipedia editing:

Frequently used guidelines and policies[edit]

OR open the menus below by selecting "SHOW" on the right side of each of the purple boxes:

Wikipedia research, statistics, trivia[edit]

Results of March 2018 meetup[edit]


Results of March 2017 meetup[edit]

According to results tabulated by Wikimetrics, our cohort of 12 participants made 91 edits and created 7 new pages, with a total of 18,590 bytes added and -883 bytes subtracted (edited). This does, however, include the many edits and updates made to this meetup page during the event, but doesn't include work done by participants who didn't list their username at the bottom of this page...

Articles Created[edit]

Articles Improved[edit]

(Please add your work here, alphabetically ordered)


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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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