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Women's History Edit-a-thon 2013, Berkman Center @ Harvard

(remote participants also welcome)

In conjunction with WikiWomen's History Month, participants from around New England are invited to gather together at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University to edit and create Wikipedia entries on notable women in history.

Cambridge, MA event details

  • Date: Friday, March 29th, 4:00pm to 9:00pm EDT
  • Venue: Berkman Center for Internet & Society @ Harvard, 23 Everett Street, Cambridge, MA, USA. Conference room is on the second floor
  • Cost: Free
  • Twitter hashtag: #WikiWomenMA
  • Participants: The event is open to anyone who wishes to help preserve women’s history! No Wiki editing experience necessary; as needed, tutorials will be provided for Wikipedia newcomers. Female editors are particularly encouraged to attend. Can’t be there the whole time? No problem. Join us for as little or as long as you like. The first hour will be focused on introducing newbies to Wikipedia tenets and markup language.
  • Details: Attendees should bring their own laptops and power cords. Light food and drinks will be provided.
  • Registration: To register, please sign in via one of these three channels: a) Add your name to the guest list below; b) RSVP on one of our Meetup pages Boston Wikipedia Meetup / Boston Feminists Meetup; or c) send an email to maiaw@nasw.org

Confirmed Wikipedians attending


  • I will unfortunately be out of town because of the Easter weekend. I will be on the lookout for more opportunities to meet up in the near future.Timothysandole (talk) 19:11, 22 March 2013 (UTC)

Online participation

If you cannot make it to the Berkman Center in person but would still like to participate, you are more than welcome to do so remotely. Suggested articles appear below, or you may add or contribute to one of your choosing. So that we can count you as having participated, please add your contributions under the #Results section below. Note: There will not be a webinar aspect for online participants; simply log in and log your contributions below to have them "counted." And be sure to use the Twitter hashtag #WikiWomenMA if you tweet about the event!

Online participants

Suggested Topics for March 29th edit-a-thon

The following is a sampling of suggested articles to create or add upon. However, feel free to come up with your own ideas! You may also consider cleaning up articles on more well-known women, such as Marie Curie, Sonia Sotomayor, Hillary Clinton, Jane Goodall, Rosa Parks or Ada Lovelace. Helpful updates could be as simple as making sure reference links are still appropriate and functional.

Articles needing creation

Articles needing expansion and/or cleanup


Note: Wikipedia lists of notable women (and men) are all missing plenty of key people, so feel free to add to those lists

Resources: Editing Wikipedia


New articles created:

Articles expanded or improved:

Added notes to Radcliffe College article based on a Crimson article "Past Tense: Radcliffe, Cheating, and the Honor Code"[1].

Added quotations from primary sources to article on James Barry (surgeon) (Margaret Ann Bulkley, believed to be the first woman to have qualified as a physician in Britain, using a male identity.)

Event Photos:

Further events

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