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University of Edinburgh edit-a-thon

About the event[edit]

Have you ever wondered why the information in Wikipedia is extensive for some topics and scarce for others? On Wednesday 2nd November 2016, the University's Information Services team will run an edit-a-thon at the School of Divinity in New College. Full Wikipedia editing training will be given. Thereafter the afternoon's editathon will focus on improving the quality of articles about women and religion.

Working together with Academic Support librarians, archivists & academic colleagues we will provide training on how to edit and participate in an open knowledge community. Participants will be supported to develop articles covering areas which could stand to be improved; including distinguished Edinburgh alumni, historic locations etc.

This Wikimedia event is a day of celebration which helps people learn about the achievements of women and religion, inspiring others and creating new role models for young and old alike. Did you know that just over 15% of the biographies on Wikipedia relate to notable women? The aim of our editathon is to add to and improve the coverage of individuals, events and resources related to women and religion.

Come along to learn about how Wikipedia works and contribute a greater understanding of women and religion!

We Can Edit

How do I prepare?[edit]

Programme[edit]

  • 1:15pm - 1:30pm: Housekeeping and Welcome
  • 1:30pm – 1:45pm Guest speaker: Dr. Lesley Orr and Roger Bamkin (Co-founder of WikiProject Women in Red)
  • 1:45pm – 3:00pm: Wikipedia training
  • 3:00pm – 4:30pm: Research and editing
  • 4:30pm – 5pm: Transferring to Wikipedia's live space.

Trainers[edit]

Hit list of articles to be created or improved[edit]

Helpful updates could be as simple as: Making sure reference links are still appropriate and functional; Adding new inline citations/references; Adding a photo; Adding an infobox; Adding data to more fields in an existing infobox; Creating headings; Adding categories; etc.

The Wikipedia Manual of Style has a lot of great information on the formatting & style of an article so please do consult it, especially if you are not sure how or where to begin & looking for help with writing the lead section.

There is also a more specific Manual of Style for Writing Biographies which is worth consulting too.

The following is a small sample of topics to work on. Feel free to come up with your own ideas!

All are welcome to add names to the list which is intended to serve as a basis for creating new articles in this important but somewhat neglected sector on the English Wikipedia.

Articles to be created[edit]

Mother Teresa, an Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary
Anita Diamant, Jewish novelist known for writings related to women and religion
Aung San Suu Kyi, Buddhist Burmese statesperson and leader of the National League for Democracy
Name Significance Resources Religious
Affiliation
Paula Buber Jewish writer and wife of Martin Buber Google Books · Google Scholar · Google News · JSTOR Judaism
Robyn Blummer President & CEO of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science Google Books · Google Scholar · Google News · JSTOR Secular
Virginia Burrus Scholar of early Christianity dealing with gender, sexuality, and the body Google Books · Google Scholar · Google News · JSTOR Christianity
Judith Kaplan Eisenstein Jewish scholar and first to publicly celebrate a Bat Mitzvah in the US Google Books · Google Scholar · Google News · JSTOR Judaism
Virginia Fabella Filipina theologian Google Books · Google Scholar · Google News · JSTOR
  • Maryknolls sisters page
Christianity
Cheng Guanyi Significant figure in early Chinese ecumenism (Chinese: 誠冠怡) Google Books · Google Scholar · Google News · JSTOR
  • Kwok, Pui-lan (1992). Chinese Women and Christianity, 1860-1927. Scholars Press. ISBN 9781555406691.
Christianity
Kate Cooper Patrist scholar at the University of Manchester and current president of the North American Patristics Society Google Books · Google Scholar · Google News · JSTOR
  • Cooper, Kate (2013). Band of Angels: The Forgotten World of Early Christian Women. New York: The Overlook Press. ISBN 9781468307405.
Christianity
Lucy F. Farrow Black pastor of holiness church that introduced William J. Seymour to glossolalia Google Books · Google Scholar · Google News · JSTOR Christianity
Sister Mariella Gable, OSB Benedictine sister, academic, and important literary critic of Catholic fiction Google Books · Google Scholar · Google News · JSTOR Christianity
Betty Gibson (ecumenist) Significant figure of the International Missionary Council Google Books · Google Scholar · Google News · JSTOR Christianity
Joana J. Greswell Accomplished Oxford Hebraist Google Books · Google Scholar · Google News · JSTOR Judaism and Christianity
Anne Hepburn Former president of the Women’s Guild (now The Guild) and important figure of Motherhood of God controversy Google Books · Google Scholar · Google News · JSTOR Christianity
Elizabeth G. K. Hewat First woman to graduate BD and PhD at New College, campaigner for women's rights, a historian of Scottish missions, editor and ecumenical leader Google Books · Google Scholar · Google News · JSTOR Christianity
Jane Hwang Along with Joyce Bennett, first regularly-ordained female Anglican priests (Chinese: 黃羨雲) Google Books · Google Scholar · Google News · JSTOR Christianity
Karen Kilby Professor of Catholic Theology at Durham University Google Books · Google Scholar · Google News · JSTOR Christianity
M. Hasna Maznavi Founder of the first Women's Mosque of America Google Books · Google Scholar · Google News · JSTOR Islam
Kwok Pui-lan Asian feminist and postcolonial theologian Google Books · Google Scholar · Google News · JSTOR Christianity
Mary Levison First woman ordained in the Church of Scotland Google Books · Google Scholar · Google News · JSTOR Christianity
Joan Lockwood O'Donovan Christian ethicist and political theologian Google Books · Google Scholar · Google News · JSTOR Christianity
Helen Oppenheimer Scholar in philosophical theology and Christian ethics Google Books · Google Scholar · Google News · JSTOR Christianity
Ruth Padilla DeBorst Former president of Latin American Theological Fellowship Google Books · Google Scholar · Google News · JSTOR Christianity
Ruth Page (theologian) First female principal of New College Google Books · Google Scholar · Google News · JSTOR Christianity
Susan Frank Parsons Christian feminist ethicist Google Books · Google Scholar · Google News · JSTOR Christianity
Diana Paul Buddhist feminist scholar and author Google Books · Google Scholar · Google News · JSTOR Buddhism
Park Soon-Kyung Korean feminist theologian and who has worked towards unification of Korea Google Books · Google Scholar · Google News · JSTOR Christianity
Fatimah bint Qays Islamic scholar Google Books · Google Scholar · Google News · JSTOR Islam
Edith Rosenzweig Dedicated her energies to bring her husband’s (Franz Rosenzweig) words on paper when he was unable to do so himself Google Books · Google Scholar · Google News · JSTOR Judaism
Annie H. Small Principal of St Colm’s College Google Books · Google Scholar · Google News · JSTOR Christianity
Sharada Sugirtharajah Hindu postcolonial theorist Google Books · Google Scholar · Google News · JSTOR Hinduism
Elizabeth Templeton Important female theologian at New College Google Books · Google Scholar · Google News · JSTOR Christianity
Karma Lekshe Tsomo Buddhist nun, professor and social activist Google Books · Google Scholar · Google News · JSTOR Buddhism
Varanggana Vanavichayen First female Buddhist monk ordained in Thailand Google Books · Google Scholar · Google News · JSTOR
  • See news articles on AP and BBC
Buddhism
Chanda Vyas Britain's first female Hindu priest Google Books · Google Scholar · Google News · JSTOR Hinduism

Articles to be improved[edit]

Additional ideas[edit]

During the editathon[edit]

Useful WikiProjects that you may wish to connect articles to:

Categories that you may want to add to your article include:

Sources[edit]

General[edit]
  • DiscoverEd to find books, ebooks, journals, ejournals and more.
News sources[edit]
Theses databases[edit]

Outcomes - New pages created/improved[edit]

What can I do after the event?[edit]

Join us for the event!

You may find these useful if you want to learn further about editing:

External links[edit]

Participants - Sign Up Here![edit]

Prior to the event:

  1. RSVP
  2. Do you have a Wikipedia User Name?
    No? Create a Wikipedia account
    Yes? Go to Step #3
  3. Sign up! Add your Wikipedia User Name to this section by clicking the blue button below (follow instructions). Your name will be added to the bottom of this page
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!

  • NApp (talk) 10:40, 12 September 2016 (UTC)