Wikipedia:Meetups/UK/Library of Birmingham Nov 2014

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About the event[edit]

The event will focus on editing Wikipedia pages about WW1 and dissent - Peace attempts, Conscience objectors, neutrality

This is the Birmingham end of a multi site event which is also at Senate House Library in London

How do I prepare?[edit]

Refreshments will be provided


Some of the participants, and trainer Fabian Tompsett


  1. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits
  2. Fabian Tompsett (WMUK) (talk) 12:59, 22 November 2014 (UTC)

Target list[edit]

LoB staff uploaded this high-resolution image.
The Senate House Library has a collection of this magazine which was banned during the war and allowed us to photograph it.

New articles[edit]

Articles to work on[edit]

The below list includes a list of different content that could be expand or created during the editathons. References on the item link to scholarship that might be useful in writing or expanding the topic.

General topics[edit]

  • Anti-war movement#World War I – The World War I anti-war movement section is rather weak, could use significant expansion. (More resources in Senate House Library Historic Collections: World War One Era Pamphlets MS1152)
  • Dada – Anti-war implications of the movement could be expanded. Multiple scholars place the Dada Movement within the Anti-War reaction[1][2]
  • International Congress of Women – Could be expanded, currently several meetings of the congress uncovered in the article. Pacifist organization, international peace movement, women activists



  • "You Have No Country" – Important collection of anti-war essays published by socialists, including *Mary Marcy
  • Die Waffen nieder or Lay Down Your Arms! – Could be expanded, as an antiwar novel prominent in German circles before. Moreover, 1914 adaptation as protest of the WWI[3]
  • American antiwar literature


United Kingdom topics[edit]

United States topics[edit]

Where else to look for gaps[edit]

Sources to pull from[edit]


Many of these sources address Dissent in WWI directly and were discovered through a google scholar search of works citing Over Here: The First World War and American Society



Images uploaded[edit]

Catherine Marshall 



This event is wheelchair accessible. If you need a disabled parking space please ???? Please tell us in advance if you need to have a hearing loop available.