Wikipedia:Meetup/University Park/ArtAndFeminism 2018/The Pennsylvania State University
|When and Where|
|Date:||Friday, April 6, 2018|
|Time:||10:00 am – 5:00 pm EDT|
103 Paterno Library|
|City/State:||University Park, PA 16802|
- 1 Event information
- 2 Schedule: Friday, April 6, 2018
- 3 List of articles to work on
- 4 Helpful tips for beginners
- 5 Results of March 2018 meetup
- 6 Results of March 2017 meetup
- 7 Participants
- 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
- 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
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!
- See also: Wikipedia:Meetup/ArtAndFeminism/Tasks
- Judy Chicago -- "Teaching career" section
- Janet Cardiff
- Add images and edit text for clarity. Some good images on Google with noncommercial reuse permissions.
- Martha Hellion
- Add bibliography
- Nelly Richard
- Add to biography
- Add bibliography
- Translate content from Spanish page
- Linda Stein
- Add to biography
- Link to Social Justice Art Education with Linda Stein's Art
- Adrian Piper
- Add description of "Funk Lessons" (1983).
- William Sturgis Bigelow
- Add sexuality to biography -- added 4/6/2018
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 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Womanhouse -- 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
- 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
- Ambar Past
- Biographical information available from Cinco Puntos Press
- Translate content from German Wikipedia page or look at Wikipedia in languages other the English, and link an English page to feminist artists on pages of other language communities.
- Past is well known for founding Taller Leñateros, a small press/art collective in Chiapas, Mexico, which also does not have a Wikipedia page.
- Virginia Allan
- Vera Glaser
- Esther Christian Lawton
- Brereton Sturtevant
- Mira Lloyd Dock
- Additional biographies from A Few Good Women
In Special Collections
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:
- Cecilia Alvarez -- stub article, add anything
- Mary Godfrey -- create article, link to PSU black history site, Godfrey's archives in Special Collections
- Sheila Levrant de Bretteville -- add some substance, further readings
- Bia Lowe -- create article
- Violet Oakley -- expand section about William Penn murals, add her own writings/bibliography
- Arlene Raven -- needs more substance, further readings, copy edit
- Linda Vallejo -- expand, add further readings
Designers, illustrators, book artists:
- Margaret Neilson Armstrong -- add to bio, expand references
- Carol Devine Carson -- create article
- Angel De Cora Dietz -- add references, readings, maybe section on book design
- Louise Fili -- already includes extensive bibliography, but article lacks substance; needs copy editing
- Carin Goldberg -- very minimal entry; add substance, references, readings
- Jane Bissell Grabhorn -- expand, add further readings; see also Grabhorn Institute
- Kate Greenaway -- add substance, references, readings
- Alice Cordelia Morse -- add some further readings, references, more on Amelia Barr or link back from her bio
- Sarah W. Whitman -- add to section on book design, additional references
Helpful tips for beginners
- Art+Feminism Meetup page
- Art+Feminism resources
- Editathons (about & introduction)
- Lehigh University Libraries guide to Wikipedia editing
- University of Michigan Library research guide on Wikipedia
- Wikipedia for Libraries, Archives, & Museums
Watch these short videos from Art+Feminism to guide you through the basics of Wikipedia editing:
Frequently used guidelines and policies
- Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons (policies & best practices)
- Wikipedia:Manual of Style
- Style guide for writing about the visual arts
- Wikipedia:Notability (organizations and companies) (guidelines for when to add articles about non-people)
- Wikipedia:Notability (people) (some guidelines & best practices for adding articles about people)
OR open the menus below by selecting "SHOW" on the right side of each of the purple boxes:
Wikipedia research, statistics, trivia
- 2011 Editor Surveys
- Wikipedia:Academic studies of Wikipedia (also links to survey and poll results, external bibliographies, data sets)
- Gender gap information and resources
- Gender gap research & references
- Wikimetrics tool (API for gathering metrics after an edit-a-thon)
- "World of Wikipedia" map, illustration by Jon Robson
Results of March 2018 meetup
Results of March 2017 meetup
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...
- Mary Godfrey
- White House Task Force on Women's Rights and Responsibilities
- Added brief description, list of recommendations, and task force members. Page needs enhancement, and cleaned up references. It's also already been recommended for some changes by another Wikipedia editor.
(Please add your work here, alphabetically ordered)
- Kate Greenaway
- List of women in Female Biography
- Lucrezia Gonzaga
- Sheila Levrant de Bretteville
- Violet Oakley
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