Wikipedia:Meetup/Women in War and Peace
|Date||June 24, 2020|
|Type||Wikipedia training event|
|Theme||Women in war and peace|
Arts Council England
|Organised by||Imperial War Museum|
University of Manchester
Welcome to our Wikipedia training event focussing on Women in War (and Peace) co-organised and funded by the Imperial War Museum War and Conflict Subject Specialist Network (SSN), the University of Manchester, Wikimedia UK with funding from Arts Council England and the Art Fund. An edited video of the event and the slides are available.
Create acccount, login and enrol
If you haven't already, please create an account by clicking on the create an account now link at WP:ACCOUNT. Then you'll need to login using your username and enrol for the event at
This allows us to track contributions during and after the event, until 8th July 2020 (two weeks later).
Suggested articles to create or improve
There are two ways to get started
- Create a draft article: If you click on any of the red links below prefixed with "Draft:" this will create a draft Wikipedia article (rather than a real live one), which is the recommended method for new or less experienced editors to create articles
- Create a live Wikipedia article: If you click on a red link below which doesn't include "Draft:" in the title, a real live Wikipedia article will be created - this is NOT recommended for new editors unless you're feeling very brave!
Pre-World War I
- improve the current article on Bertha von Suttner
World War I
Women from World War I:
- Draft:Moina Belle Michael or Moina Belle Michael
- Draft:Margaret Strickland-Constable or Margaret Strickland-Constable
- Improve the current article on Elsie Knocker
- Improve the current article on Mairi Chisholm
- Improve the article on Madame Guérin (aka Anna Guérin)
- Improve the current article on Eglantyne Jebb
- Improve the current article on Lady Haig's Poppy Factory
World War II
Women from World War II:
- Draft:Teruko Ueno or Teruko Ueno
- Draft:Reiko Hada or Reiko Hada
- Draft:Iby Knill or Iby Knill
- Draft:Iris Newbould or Iris Newbould
- Draft:Marguerite Hudson or Marguerite Hudson
- Draft:Daphne Doreen Doran or Daphne Doreen Doran
- Draft:Joan Reynolds or Joan Reynolds
- Draft:Muriel Gofton or Muriel Gofton
- Draft:Alicia Melamed Adams or Alicia Melamed Adams
- Draft:Maria Gilda Rovelli or Maria Gilda Rovelli
- Draft:Runa Mackay or Runa Mackay
- Draft:Ifanwy Williams or Ifanwy Williams
- Improve the current article on Joy Lofthouse
- Improve the current article on Zofia Posmysz
Women from the Cold War:
- Draft:Jill Gough or Jill Gough
- Draft:Sarah Hipperson or Sarah Hipperson
- Draft:Ann Metcalfe or Ann Metcalfe
- Corporal Draft:Janet Huitt or Janet Huitt
- Draft:Gina Wright or Gina Wright
- Draft:Sandra Holle or Sandra Holle
- Draft:Eileen Burn or Eileen Burn
- Improve the current article on Concepción Picciotto
- Improve the current article on Lindis Percy
Modern Day Conflicts
Women from modern day conflicts:
- Draft:Claire Brisebois Starnes or Claire Brisebois Starnes
- Draft:Jan Wattleworth or Jan Wattleworth
- Colonel Draft:Debbie Telford or Debbie Telford
- Draft:Jenny Matthews or Jenny Matthews
- Draft:Jane Harries or Jane Harries
- Draft:Judi Blank or Judi Blank
- Draft:Bushra Awad or Bushra Awad
- Draft:Robi Damelin or Robi Damelin
- Draft:Awel Irene or Awel Irene
- Improve the current article on Rose Gentle
Women in Red
See lists articles required at womeninred.org for example:
- Women in the military without articles: see the human curated list and computer generated list
- Women in aviation without articles: see the human curated list and computer generated list
Add your own suggestions here!
Anyone we missed? Please add your own suggestions below because anyone can edit this page:
- Draft:Caroline Maud Edwards and Caroline Maud Edwards who lost her life on an explosion on HMS Natal
Please give us feedback
This is the first session that we've run, please give us feedback afterwards on how we can improve (alongside what went well) surveymonkey.co.uk/r/wikipedia_session
Post event activities
Hopefully you're feeling inspired, confident and empowered to carry on editing Wikipedia. Here are some useful resources to help you on your journey:
- Editing Wikipedia: a guide to improving content on the online encyclopedia (pdf) w.wiki/V5Z
- Illustrating Wikipedia: a guide to contributing content (pdf) w.wiki/V5a
- The Wikipedia Adventure (interactive online practical tutorial) w.wiki/3qs
- See also the University of Edinburgh resources developed by their Wikipedian in residence, Ewan McAndrew
- Anon (2020). "War and Conflict Subject Specialist Network (SSN)". iwm.org.uk. London: Imperial War Museum.
- Hull, Duncan (2020). "Women in War and Peace: Training event for new Wikipedia editors". youtube.com.
- Hull, Duncan (2020). "Women in War and Peace: slides for new Wikipedia editors" (PDF). wikimedia.org.
- Stow, Lee Karen (2020). "Lee Karen Stow". leekarenstow.com.
- Stow, Lee Karen (2020). "Suggestions of women with wartime connections" (PDF). wikimedia.org. Wikimedia Foundation.
- Konieczny, Piotr; Klein, Maximilian (2018). "Gender gap through time and space: A journey through Wikipedia biographies via the Wikidata Human Gender Indicator". New Media & Society. 20 (12): 4608–4633. doi:10.1177/1461444818779080. hdl:20.500.11754/81115. ISSN 1461-4448.
- Anon (2020). "Wikidata Human Gender Indicators (WHGI): Gender by language". wmflabs.org. Wikimedia Foundation.
- Anon (2019). "We remember Caroline Maud Edwards". iwm.org.uk. Imperial War Museum.
- McAndrew, Ewan (2020). "Wikimedia resources – how to get started". ed.ac.uk. University of Edinburgh.