Wikipedia:University of Edinburgh/Events and Workshops/Women in Red
- 1 Booking
- 2 About the event
- 3 How do I prepare?
- 4 The Manual of Style
- 5 August 2018 priorities for WikiProject Women in Red
- 6 Meetup 15 - Thursday 16 August 2018
- 7 Meetup 16 - Wednesday 19 September 2018
- 8 Meetup 17 - Tuesday 9 October 2018
- 9 Meetup 18 - Tuesday 13 November 2018
- 10 Meetup 19 - Friday 30 November 2018
- 11 Meetup 20 - Thursday 6 December 2018
- 12 Trainers
- 13 Hit list of articles to be created or improved
- 13.1 Looking for ideas
- 13.2 Worklist
- 13.2.1 Scholarship - academics and historians
- 13.2.2 Heroines, risk takers
- 13.2.3 Writers, performers, actors, musicians
- 13.2.4 Articles to Finish Creating
- 13.2.5 Suffragettes and women's rights campaigners in the Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women
- 13.2.6 Articles to Improve
- 14 Sources
- 15 Outcomes
- 16 Template for the editathon
- 17 What can I do after the event?
- 18 External links
- 19 Participants - Sign Up Here!
|'Women in Red - A Wiki meetup every month to improve Wikipedia's representation of notable women' in a nutshell:|
Everyone is welcome! Book your place at each meetup below.
About the event
Have you ever wondered why the information in Wikipedia is extensive for some topics and scarce for others? As part of the Wikimedia residency at the University of Edinburgh, the University's Information Services team will run an informal Wiki meetup focused on improving Wikipedia's representation of notable women; turning red-linked articles that don't yet exist into blue clickable ones that do.
These are drop-in sessions so knowledge of Wikipedia editing is beneficial. However, Wikipedia editing can be easy to pick up as this 5 minute walkthrough of the new Visual Editor interface demonstrates. The editing will focus on creating and improving the quality of articles about notable women on Wikipedia using source texts such as The Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women.
In November 2014, just over 15% of the English Wikipedia's biographies were about women. Founded in July 2015, WikiProject Women in Red has brought the figure up to 17.7%, as of 13 August 2018. Not impressed? "Content gender gap" is a form of systemic bias, and this series of meetups seeks to address it in a positive way.
Come along to learn about how Wikipedia works and create new role models for young and old alike!
How do I prepare?
- Sign up for the event
- Create a Wikipedia account
- Bring a laptop (wi-fi will be provided)
- Learn about editing if you like: Tutorial, or Getting started on Wikipedia for more information
- Think about what you would like to edit - please prepare some materials to bring with you on the day
The Manual of Style
Wikipedia has help pages which set out style guidelines for pages being created on certain subject areas. Please have a look at the following pages:
- Manual of Style for Biographies including how to begin the lead paragraph.
- Manual of Style for Biographies of Living Persons
August 2018 priorities for WikiProject Women in Red
- September 2018: Women currently in academics
- September 2018: Women + Law
- September 2018: Geofocus: Hispanic countries
- August 2018: Indigenous women
- August 2018: Women of marginalized populations
- August 2018: Women writers
- August 2018: Geofocus: Bottom 10
Past meetup details can be found here.
Meetup 15 - Thursday 16 August 2018
The fifteenth meetup will be in Room 1.11 on the first floor of the University of Edinburgh Main Library (view map). Join us to write more fabulous women onto Wikipedia, the go-to information site for people around the world. We'll be there from 1pm to 7pm so join us when you can and stay as long as you want to/need to (some people get VERY into writing their articles when they get started). Open to all. Everyone is welcome. Bring a laptop to take part or email email@example.com if you want to borrow one.
- Book your place here.
- Book your place here if coming from outside the university. All are welcome to join us.
Meetup 16 - Wednesday 19 September 2018
The sixteenth meetup will be in Room 1.11 on the first floor of the University of Edinburgh Main Library (view map). Join us to write more fabulous women onto Wikipedia, the go-to information site for people around the world. We'll be there from 2pm to 7pm so join us when you can and stay as long as you want to/need to (some people get VERY into writing their articles when they get started). Open to all. Everyone is welcome. Bring a laptop to take part or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to borrow one.
- Book your place here.
- Book your place here if coming from outside the university. All are welcome to join us. Book your place here if coming from outside the university. All are welcome to join us.]
Meetup 17 - Tuesday 9 October 2018
The seventeenth meetup will take place at 2pm-5.30pm at the Murchison House building (Teaching Studio G.07) at the University's Science and Engineering Quarter for Ada Lovelace Day 2018 and is focused on creating new biography articles for Contemporary Women in STEM. The event is open to all. Bring a laptop to take part or email email@example.com if you want to borrow one or to find out more.
Meetup 18 - Tuesday 13 November 2018
The eighteenth meetup will take place 2-6pm at the Computing Lab 1.02 on the first floor of the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at 50 George Square for Robert Louis Stevenson Day 2018. The event will feature talks from Gothicists from the University of Sheffield's Centre for the History of the Gothic and the editathon afterwards will focus on Gothic writers, Gothic artists, and Lost Literary Women. Booking is now open and the event is open to all. The room has desktop computers provided but feel free to bring a laptop if you prefer. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to know more.
Meetup 19 - Friday 30 November 2018
The nineteenth meetup will take place 1.30pm-5.30pm at the new Digital Scholarship Centre on the sixth floor of the University of Edinburgh Library at 30 George Square as part of a new hybrid Vote 100 exhibition in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh Archives, University of Edinburgh Museums and the Centre for Research Collections. The event will feature a talk from Rachel Hosker, Deputy Head of Special Collections and Archives Manager at The University of Edinburgh. The editathon afterwards will showcase the archival material the university collections possesses on the suffragettes and will focus on creating new Wikipedia pages and improving existing pages about Scotland's suffragettes. Booking will open shortly. The room does not have desktop computers so do bring a laptop or email email@example.com if you want to borrow one or know more.
Meetup 20 - Thursday 6 December 2018
The twentieth meetup will be in Room 1.08 on the first floor of the University of Edinburgh Main Library (view map). Join us to write more fabulous women onto Wikipedia, the go-to information site for people around the world. We'll be there from 2pm to 7pm so join us when you can and stay as long as you want to/need to (some people get VERY into writing their articles when they get started). Everyone is welcome. The room has desktop computers provided but feel free to bring a laptop if you prefer.
- Book your place here.
- Book your place here if coming from outside the university. All are welcome to join us. Book your place here if coming from outside the university. All are welcome to join us.]'
Hit list of articles to be created or improved
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 following is a small sample of topics to work on. Feel free to come up with your own ideas!
Looking for ideas
The following Wikidata list demonstrates what information Wikipedia has about women writers & artists educated at the University of Edinburgh.
- Click here to see the list.
The following Wikidata list demonstrates what information Wikipedia has about women writers with Scotland as their country of citizenship or nationality.
- Click here to see this list.
Scholarship - academics and historians
- Marjorie Ogilvie Anderson - Scottish medieval historian. Can the page be expanded/improved?
- Jude Burkhauser - American art historian who wrote about the Glasgow Girls. Can the page be expanded/improved?
- Marion Campbell (archaeologist).
- Olive Checkland - historian. 
- Annie Dunlop - historian.
- Margaret Gibson (historian).
- Isabel Frances Grant - historian and folk museum pioneer.
- Cecily Fairfield - Journalist, novelist, feminist, travel writer.
- Christina Larner - Historian.
- Agnes Lewis - scholar.
- Marion Lochhead - writer, social historian.
- Agnes Mackenzie - author and historian.
- Anna Macleod - Professor of brewing. Needs more inline citations.
- Rosalind Mitchison - historian. Can the page be improved/expanded?
- Sylvia Raphael (scholar) and translator.
- Mary Shepherd - philosopher. can the page be expanded/improved further?
- Margaret Swain - historian of Scottish embroidery, furniture and tapestries.
Heroines, risk takers
Pages to be written, expanded, improved and infoboxes & images added.
- Helen Alexander - heroine of the Scottish Covenanters. Page needs infobox, more references and structuring.
- Aud the Deep-Minded - founding settler of Iceland.
- Grisell Baillie - first deaconess, Church of Scotland.
- Katherine Douglas aka Kate Barlass - quasi historical heroine during plot aginst the life of James I.
- Elspeth Buchan - Founder of the Buchanites.
- Isobel Buchan - dubbed a 'faithless conspirator' against the English crown.
- Mary Buick - nurse aboard Nelson's ship, HMS Victory.
- Jenny Cameron aka Jean Cameron - Jacobite.
- Marjory Carrick - noblewoman.
- Agnes Comyn - noblewoman.
- Jackie Crookstone - anti militia campaigner.
- Florence Dixie - writer, traveller.
- Christian Fletcher - protectors of the Scottish regalia.
- Eliza Fraser - castaway.
- Jenny Geddes - legendary rioter.
- Helen Gloag - 'Empress of Morocco'.
- Anne Murray (writer). worked on by EKMason
- Annie Murray (Spanish Civil War nurse) - Nurse in Spanish Civil war.
- Ethel McDonald - anarchist, envoy to the Spanish civil war, printer.
- Flora MacDonald - Jacobite heroine.
- Barbara MacKay - poet.
- Anne Mackintosh - Jacobite.
- Margaret MacLeod (Jacobite)
- Winifred Maxwell - Jacobite.
- May Moar aka Marjory Moar - awarded medals for bravery by RNLI and RHSoc.
- Betty Mouat aka Elizabeth Mouat - spinner and handknitter from Shetland.
- Hellen Stirk aka Hellen Stark - executed for blasphemy.
- Margaret Thomson (doctor) - Doctor and war heroine.
- Helen Walker (historical figure) - supposed model for Jeanie Dean in Sir Walter Scott's The Heart of Midlothian (1818)
- Eglinton Wallace - dramatist, author, exile, reputed spy.
- Mary Young aka Mary Helen Young - nurse and resistance worker.
- Agnes Randolph - defender of Scottish independence.
Writers, performers, actors, musicians
- Morag Hood, actress - needs additional citations. (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article).
- Lucy Prebble, writer - page needs updating.
- Val McDermid, writer - can this be updated/improved?
- Mona Caird writer - needs additional citations. (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article).
- Jane Duncan, writer - This article relies too much on references to primary sources. Needs additional citations. (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article).
- Nancy Whiskey, singer - short article, can it be improved? (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article).
- Molly Weir, actor - needs additional citations. (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article).
- Nell Ballantyne, actor - only 1 line. In dire need of expanding. (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article).
- Meg of Abernethy, earliest female harper known in her country. Only 1 line. In dire need of expanding. (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article).
- Mary McMurtrie, internationally recognised for her botanical art. Needs an infobox. (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article).
- Madeleine Christie, actor - only 3 short lines. In dire need of expanding. (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article).
- Jean Milligan, dancer. (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article)., Book in main library, 
- Signora Violante, Edinburgh rope dancer, tumbler, actor. (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article).
- Euphemia Davison, Glasgow dancer and supplier of dance troupes. (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article).
- Elizabeth Baker (actor), Edinburgh. (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article).
- Charlotte Deans, strolling player. (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article).
- Jessie Fraser, actor, singer and theatre manager. (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article).
- Marianne Hesketh, actor, theatre manager. (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article).
- Mary O'Rourke (singer), 'boy' soprano variety singer. (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article).
- Effie Morrison (broadcaster). (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article).
- Lennox Milne, actor from Portobello. (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article).
Articles to Finish Creating
- Draft:Beatrix Leslie - a Scottish midwife executed for witchcraft.
- Margaret Bane, a Scottish midwife and alleged witch. Needs expanding. (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article).
- Margaret Burges, indicted for witchcraft. (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article).
- Agnes Finnie, Edinburgh shopkeeper and moneylender who was executed for witchcraft. Needs expanding and added to 'Magic & Witchcraft in the British Isles' navbox. (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article).
- Janet Horne, the last person to be executed legally for witchcraft in the British Isles. Needs infobox and added to 'Magic & Witchcraft in the British Isles' navbox. (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article).
- Grissel Jaffray, last woman executed as a witch in Dundee. (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article).
- Euphame MacCalzean, one of the North Berwick witches. (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article).
- Gormla and Nicneven - names attributed to several accused witches. (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women articles).
- Agnes Sampson, a Scottish healer and purported witch. Needs additional references and added to 'Magic & Witchcraft in the British Isles' navbox. (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article).
- Jane Weir, charged with incest and witchcraft in 1670 and was subsequently executed. Needs infobox, expanding with additional references and added to 'Magic & Witchcraft in the British Isles' navbox. (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article).
- Bessie Wright, Perthshire healer investigated for witchcraft in 1611. (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article).
- Issobell Young, tenant farmer's wife from Dunbar indicted for witchcraft. (Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women article).
Women in Architecture
Women in Medicine
Women in Chemistry - Pages in Draft
Literary Women - Pages in Draft
- Draft:Mary Clementina Hibbert Ware
- Draft:Irene Simmonds
- Draft:Mrs Gordon
- Lucy Yeend Culler
- Draft:Norma Bright Carson
The Eagle House suffragettes
Commemorating the suffragettes who each planted a tree in Annie's Arboretum following their release from prison after hunger strikes.
- Emily Blathwayt
- Millicent Browne
- Florence Canning
- Winifred Jones
- Kitty Kenney
- Dr. Mary Morris
- Marie Naylor
- Gertrude Stewart
- Edith Wheelwright
- Lillian Dove Willcox
- Lillian Williamson
Suffragettes and women's rights campaigners in the Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women
- Nannie Brown
- Mabel Jones
- Flora Masson
- Frances Murray (suffragist)
- Margaret Mylne
- Emily Orme
- Marion Kirkland Reid
- Helen Wilkie - Teacher, women's rights campaigner from Montrose.
- Leah Leneman - writer and historian. Wrote books on women's suffrage and a pioneer of women's history in Scotland.
Suffragette articles to be improved
- Lily Bell
- Catherine Hogg Blair
- Isabella Bream Pearce
- Sylvia Murray
- Griselda Cheape
- Rachel Cook (womens' education reformer) educational campaigner and editorial collaborator on the Manchester Guardian.[https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=Zs6qBgAAQBAJ&pg=PA212&dq=%22rachel+cook%22+suffragist&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiY1-7CvqHZAhU0iaYKHRpzBlMQ6AEIL
- May Pollock Grant
- Jane Taylour - Suffrage and women's movement campaigner. 
- Arabella Scott - 
- Minnie Baldock 
- Wilhelmina Hay Abbott - Infobox and pics required.
- Janie Allan leading Scottish activist in the militant suffragette movement of the early 20th century. Pic required.
- Jane Arthur Scottish feminist and activist. She became the first Scottish woman to stand for and be elected to a school board. Stub article needs expanded, infobox and pic.
- Frances Balfour president of the National Society for Women's Suffrage from 1896 to 1914. Could be expanded.
- Teresa Billington-Greig - Suffragette who helped create the Women's Freedom League. Infobox and headings required.
- Jane Esdon Brailsford ODNB
- Grace Cadell - Infobox required. Headings too.
- Isabella Carrie - ODNB
- Alice Chapin - ODNB Pic required.
- Lila Clunas
- Helen Crawfurd - suffragette. Needs expanded and a pic.
- Marion Wallace Dunlop - the first and one of the most well known British suffragettes to go on hunger strike. Tiny pic - can another be sourced?
- Una Duval - ODNB Pic and expanding.
- Maude Edwards
- Lettice Floyd - pic required.
- Helen Fraser (feminist) - Scottish suffragist, feminist, educationalist. Can the article be improved/expanded?
- Marion Gilchrist (doctor) - first female graduate of the University of Glasgow. Can more be added?
- Cicely Hale ODNB Needs expanded, infobox and a pic.
- Margaret Irwin (trade unionist) Short article: needs expanded, pic and infobox.
- Christina Jamieson - British writer and suffragist known for her association with the Shetland Isles. Can this be expanded?
- Alice Stewart Ker - Scottish physician, health educator and suffragette. Needs expanded and a pic.
- Mary Leigh English political activist and suffragette. ODNB
- Janet McCallumODNB
- Agnes Macdonald
- Rosaline Masson - Expanded article and pic required.
- Lillias Mitchell - Suffragette campaigner from Edinburgh.
- Ethel Moorhead - British suffragette and painter. Needs expanded, pic and infobox.
- Edith Mansell Moullin - ODNB
- Anna Munro - active campaigner in the women's suffrage movement from Glasgow. Needs expanded, pic and infobox.
- Eunice Murray - Scottish suffrage campaigner and author. Needs expanded and an infobox.
- Elizabeth Pease Nichol -at centre of abolitionist movement
- Fanny Parker ODNB - Infobox and a pic.
- Mary Phillips (suffragette) - needs expanded.
- Kate Sheppard
- Margaret Sievwright - New Zealand feminist, political activist and community leader. Stub article - needs expanded, infobox and pic.
- Louisa Stevenson - a Scottish campaigner for women's university education, women's suffrage and effective, well-organised nursing. Pic required.
- Charlotte Carmichael Stopes - Pic required.
- Isabella Tod - Scottish suffragist, women's rights campaigner and unionist politician in Ireland. Needs expanded, infobox and pic.
Articles to Improve
- Athena SWAN
- Wilhelmina Hay Abbott - Scottish suffragist, editor, and feminist lecturer.
- Helen Adam - Scottish poet, collagist and photographer who was part of a literary movement contemporaneous to the Beat Generation that occurred in San Francisco during the 1950s and 1960s.
- Jean Adam- Scottish poet from the labouring classes. 
- Jennie Adamson - Labour Party politician. 
- Ruth Adler - Human rights and child welfare campaigner.
- Æbbe of Coldingham - founded monasteries at Ebchester and St Abb's Head near Coldingham in Scotland.
- Affreca de Courcy - late 12th-/early 13th century noblewoman. She was the daughter of Godred Olafsson, King of the Isles, a member of the Crovan dynasty. In the late 12th century she married John de Courcy.
- Charlotte Ainslie - Headmistress and educationist. Widely regarded as the Scottish expert on the secondary education of girls.
- Margaret Aitken (the great witch of Balwearie).
- Aithbhreac Inghean Coirceadal - medieval Scottish poet.
- Helen Alexander - Memoir writer.
- Annie Altschul - Nurse and academic.
- Ella Logan aka Georgina Allan. Singer and entertainer.
- Marjorie Anderson - radio broadcaster .
- Marjorie Ogilvie Anderson - Scottish historian and paleographer.
- Mahala Andrews - Vertebrate palaeontologist.
- Jean Armour - Wife of Robert Burns (poet).
- Jane Arthur - Scottish feminist and activist.
- Minna Cowan - Scottish political activist. 
- Helen Crawfurd - Scottish suffragette, Rent Strike organiser, Communist activist, and politician.
- Amelia Louisa Freund - campaigner for women's rights and food reformer. 
- Ethel Froud - feminist and trade unionist.
- Dorothy Geddes - ArticleWorld-Changing achievement:Herald Obituary: 
- Mira Hamermesh - painter and documentary film-maker.
- Bridget Hill - historian and feminist..
- Mary Elizabeth Phillips (suffragette) - suffragette and feminist.
- Agnes Syme Macdonald - suffragette and campaigner for women's citizenship. 
- Ethel Moir - a nursing orderly who served with the Scottish Women's Hospitals for Foreign Service on the Eastern Front during World War 1.
- Kay Carmichael - Guardian Obituary:Herald Obituary:Scotsman Obituary:
- Emilia Vosnesenskaya linguist - Scotsman obituary
- Kathleen Molyneux Mander - documentary film-maker. 
- Sarah Jane Baines - suffragette and social reformer. 
- Mona Wilson (author) - civil servant and author.
- Helen Alexander Archdale - feminist and journalist.
- Maggie Keswick Jencks - writer, gardener and designer.https://www.theguardian.com/society/2011/feb/20/maggie-keswick-jencks-centres-cancer-design]
- Mary Susan McIntosh - sociologist, feminist, and campaigner for gay rights.
- Catherine Isabella Barmby - utopian socialist and writer on women's emancipation.
- Ketaki Kushari Dyson - Indian-born bilingual writer of the Diaspora and scholar of Calcutta University and Oxford University.
- Louisa Lumsden - promoter of women's education, headmistress, and suffragist.
- Angela Carter -  English novelist, short story writer and journalist, known for her feminist, magical realism, and picaresque works.
- Kate Austin - American journalist and advocate of feminist and anarchist causes.
- Morag Joss - Scottish writer.
- Jean Rhys - best known for her novel Wide Sargasso Sea (1966), written as a prequel to Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre.
- Emily Arnold McCully - American writer and illustrator who is best known for children's books.
- A. L. Barker - English novelist and short story writer.
- Maitreyi Devi - Bengali-born Indian poet and novelist.
- Ada Patterson - American print journalist.
- Agneta Pleijel - Swedish novelist.
- Jessie Kesson - Scottish novelist.
- Laura Hird - Scottish novelist and short story writer.
- Margaret Elphinstone - Scottish novelist.
- Agnes Owens - Scottish author.
- Margaret Ryan - Scottish children's writer.
- Nicola Morgan - Scottish author.
- Meg Bateman - Scottish academic, poet and short story writer.
- Alex Gray (author) - Scottish crime writer.
- Anne Donovan (author) - Scottish author from Glasgow.
- Josephine Tey - Scottish author best known for her mystery novels.
- Willa Muir - Scottish novelist, essayist and translator.
- Caro Ramsay - - Scottish writer of crime fiction.
- Marion Kirkland Reid - Scottish feminist writer.
- Rhoda Bulter - Shetland author.
- Theresa Breslin - Scottish author.
- Zoë Strachan - Scottish novelist, journalist and university tutor.
- Eleanor Thom - British writer.
- Kerry Hudson - British writer.
- Jenni Fagan - Scottish novelist.
- Alice Thompson - Edinburgh novelist.
- Ester Sowernam - author.
- Catherine Talbot - English author.
- Elizabeth Fallaize - British academic who was Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Oxford and a French studies scholar. 
- Sheila McKechnie - Scottish trade unionist, housing campaigner and consumer activist.
- Rozsika Parker - British psychotherapist, art historian and writer and a feminist.
- Frances Morrell - British Labour politician who led the Inner London Education Authority 1983–87.
- Marion Boyars - publisher.
- Rosalind Mitchison - historian of Scotland who specialised in social history.
- Menna Gallie - Welsh novelist and translator.
- Moelona - Welsh novelist and translator.
- Eleanor Anne Ormerod - English entomologist.
Heroines of the Wallace Monument
- Mary Somerville - Scottish science writer and polymath.
- Christian Maclagan - Scottish antiquary and probably the first female archaeologist in Great Britain.
- Mary MacPherson - British poet and singer-song writer from the Isle of Skye.
- Sophia Jex-Blake - English physician, teacher and feminist.
- Mary Slessor - Scottish missionary to Nigeria.
- Elsie Inglis - Scottish doctor, suffragist, and founder of the Scottish Women's Hospitals.
- Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh - Scottish artist.
- Chrystal Macmillan - Scottish Liberal politician, barrister, feminist and pacifist.
- Victoria Drummond - first woman marine engineer in Britain.
- Jane Haining - Church of Scotland missionary.
- Nancy Riach - Scottish swimmer.
- Dorothee Pullinger - pioneering automobile engineer and businesswoman.
- Jean Redpath - Scottish folk singer, educator and musician.
- Maggie Keswick Jencks - writer, gardener and designer.
- Wikipedia is a tertiary resource, which relies upon secondary sources. Wikipedia is not a place for original research.
- For more guidance on the use of sources, see this guide here.
- We will provide a variety of reference books on the day.
- Editors will also have access to some University of Edinburgh e-resources.
- Search for articles on Google Scholar
- Try the Wikipedia Library's list of free resources
- Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
- The Hathi Trust Digital Library - 100s of novels & other assorted texts
- Shareable Images can be found through a Creative Commons search(which includes Google, Flickr & Wikicommons in its search).
- Images from Edinburgh University's collections - http://images.is.ed.ac.uk/
- Orlando: Women's Writing in the British Isles from the Beginning to the Present
- Scottish Bibliographies Online
- Scottish Song Index
- Histories of Scottish Families
- Oxford Reference (behind paywall)
- Literature Online (LION) (behind paywall)
- Spenser and the Tradition: English Poetry 1579-1830
- ProQuest British Periodicals (behind paywall)
- ProQuest American periodicals (behind paywall)
- Sources for biography articles about notable women chemists
- DiscoverEd to find books, ebooks, journals, ejournals and more.
- Edinburgh Research Archive. For theses produced at the University of Edinburgh Edinburgh Research Archive
- Proquest Dissertations
- More at: Edinburgh University Library - Theses database
Newly created pages
- Annie Elizabeth Nicholson Ireland
- Margaret Aitken (the great witch of Balwearie)
- Ruth Adler - Human rights and child welfare campaigner.
- Ethel Froud - feminist and trade unionist.
- Bridget Hill - feminist and historian.
- Dorothy Geddes - the first woman to be appointed to a professorship of dentistry in the United Kingdom.
- Helen Archdale - journalist, suffragist. Page improved with additional details regarding the League of Nations.
- Frances Melville - promoter of higher education for women in Scotland and suffragist.
- Annie Barnes (suffragist)
- Ethel Bilbrough - First World War diarist, artist and newspaper writer.
- Blanche Blackwell - a Jamaican heiress, mother of Chris Blackwell (founder of Island Records) and inspirational muse to Ian Fleming and Noël Coward.
- Prunella Briance - Founder of the National Childbirth Trust and a passionate campaigner to improve the health of women and their experience in childbirth.
- Irene Brown - Bletchley Park veteran. 
- Hilda Goldwag - an artist whose work included painting, book illustration and commercial design. Many of her paintings are of Glasgow life and building from the mid-to-late twentieth century.
- Diorbhail Nic a' Bhriuthainn - a Scottish Gaelic poet and songwriter who lived on the Isle of Luing in Argyll, Scotland.
- Agnes Finnie - an Edinburgh shopkeeper and moneylender who was executed for witchcraft on 6 March, 1645.
- Grace Frankland - an English microbiologist. Page improved with 10,000 bytes+ of additional information.
- Elizabeth Fish - a schoolteacher and the first elected woman president of the Educational Institute of Scotland, the oldest teacher's trade union in the world.
- Arline Usden - journalist and editor.
- Sheila Kitzinger - 3000+ bytes characters added to Sheila Kitzinger's page: a British natural childbirth activist and author on childbirth and pregnancy.
- Lady Finella - a Noblewoman and Scottish assassin who killed King Kenneth II out of revenge, based on chronicles from the 1300s.
- Hillary Homzie - lecturer, playwright and author.
- Mamie Magnusson - Scottish newspaper journalist and author.
- Catherine MacLeod - Scottish Gaelic singer.
- Olive Fraser - a Scottish poet born in Aberdeen.
- Mary Esslemont - Aberdeen GP noted for her work with the city's poor and underprivileged and for her activism for women's rights.
- Alice Stewart Ker - the suffragette doctor
- Aune Krohn - Finnish writer from a family who made "Finnish" popular
- Mary Blathwayt - suffragette.
- Dot Allan - Scottish novelist
- Ann Kihengu - an entrepreneur, distributor, and winner of the 2010 Africa Laureate of the Cartier Women's Initiative Awards for her work to replace the use of kerosene lamps by distributing solar lamps and solar phone chargers in Tanzania via a network of young entrepreneurs. Ann is also a member of the World Entrepreneurship Forum Think Tank. #BlackHistoryMonth
- Jane Alexander (author)
- Mary Andross - Scottish food chemist.
- Emily Lloyd (chemist)
- Caroline Pellew - chemist.
- Mary Corner - chemist.
- Robina F. Hardy - author.
- Mary D. Rosengarten - author.
- Cecilie French - chemist and lecturer.
- Mrs E. H. Thompson - author.
- Phoebe Blyth - Scottish philanthropist, educationist and campaigner for the opening up of opportunities for womrn in professional employment and university education.
- Marian Reeves - feminist activist.
- Gerardine Macpherson - 19th-century English biographer and illustrator.
- Mary Leman Grimstone - writer and social reformer.
- Mary Tuck - social scientist and civil servant.
- Margaret Troup Gray - teacher, translator and missionary.
- Maud Galt - accused of witchcraft in Kilbarchan, Scotland.
- Christian Caldwell - crossdressing witch-hunter in Morayshire, Scotland.
- Margaret Mylne - Scottish suffragette and writer.
- Kitty Kenney - English suffragette, sister of Annie Kenney.
- Barbara Baehr - German arachnologist.
- Annie Murray (Spanish Civil War nurse).
- Euphame MacCalzean - accused witch, executed in Edinburgh in 1591.
- NEWLY IMPROVED Margaret Irwin (trade unionist) - infobox added.
- NEWLY IMPROVED Cicely Hale - infobox added.
- Marion Kirkland Reid - Scottish suffragette.
- Mira Hamermesh - Polish filmmaker. Expanded, infobox and image added.
- Louisa Lumsden - tutor at Girton College, Cambridge & first Headmistress of St Leonards School, Fife.
- Willa Muir - rewrote her and hubby's articles as "their" translation work was "mostly" her.
- Ellen Dawson - infobox added.
- Section added to Mary Susan McIntosh on McIntosh's contribution to the Gay Liberation Front.
- Pages improved for 3 medical doctors: Jessie Gellatly, Agnes Elizabeth Lloyd Bennett, Jessie Ann Scott.
Template for the editathon
Upon publishing the article on Wikipedia's livespace, please add the following templates to the Talk page:
Editathon articleThis page was created during a WikiProject Women in Red editathon to encourage new editors and create missing articles about notable women. Please do not delete but instead offer constructive criticism as to how this article could be improved (if necessary).
|Add to article talk pages...|
What can I do after the event?
You may find these useful if you want to learn further about editing:
Participants - Sign Up Here!
Prior to the event:
- RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Do you have a Wikipedia User Name?
- No? Create a Wikipedia account
- Yes? Go to Step #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