Wikipedia:University of Edinburgh/International Women's Day 2019
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- 1 Booking
- 2 About the event
- 3 How do I prepare?
- 4 First things first
- 5 Use the PrepBio tool
- 6 Programme
- 7 Trainers
- 8 Attendees
- 9 Hit list of articles to be created or improved
- 10 Bletchley Park women - Roll of Honour
- 11 Sources
- 12 Outcomes - New pages created
- 13 What can I do after the event?
- 14 External links
- 15 Participants - Sign Up Here!
|The #IWD2019 Wikipedia edit-a-thon in a nutshell:
- Booking is now open - this event is free and open to all.
What do I need? Please bring a laptop as desktop computers will not be provided. You can also Create a Wikipedia account ahead of the event.
About the event
Join us to celebrate lives & contributions of the suffragettes and all the incredible women missing from Wikipedia!
The University's Information Services team will run a Wikipedia edit-a-thon focusing on improving the quality of articles about notable women; with a particular focus on women associated with Edinburgh.
Have you ever wondered why the information in Wikipedia is extensive for some topics and scarce for others?
As of 4 March 2019 only about 17.73% of the English Wikipedia's biographies are about women. Not impressed?
No prior knowledge is required. You’ll learn how to edit Wikipedia and participate in an open knowledge community. Participants will be supported to develop articles of their choice related to notable women missing from Wikipedia. NB: Please bring a laptop along to the event or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you require to borrow one for the event.
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 via our Wiki Basics tutorial.
- Think about what you would like to edit - there are some suggested pages below we think could and should be created but you are more than welcome to prepare some materials to bring with you on the day.
First things first
- Create your Wikipedia account if you haven't yet.
- Join the Outreach Dashboard so we can pull all today's edits together in one place. Click Allowto marry your Wikipedia account with the Dashboard page.
- Would you like to create a Histropedia timeline like this? Well, you can.
- You can use the PrepBio tool to create short stub articles from Wikidata entries.
- You can also join WikiProject Women in Red who host virtual editathons every month to improve the representation of notable women online. As of 4 March 2019, the percentage of biographies is just 17.73%
- You can use exemplar biographies as your base for writing your article e.g. Mary Blathwayt or just copy the text into your sandbox to modify from Draft biography
Use the PrepBio tool
- The PrepBio tool is very handy for creating stub entries on Wikipedia using the structured data information in Wikidata.
- Employed by Edinburgh University list
- Women educated at the University of Edinburgh with no Wiki article
- Women born in Edinburgh
- Women who died in Edinburgh
- Women employed by Edinburgh University without an article
- 11am-11.15am - Housekeeping and Welcome.
- 11:15am-11:30am - Gender and Equality PhD Intern, Francesca Vavotici.
- 11:30am-12:45pm- Wikipedia training.
- 12:45am-1pm - Room shuffle.
- 1pm-2pm Lunch and naming ceremony for the Brenda Moon room.
- 2pm-4:30pm – EDIT (and badge making).
- 4:30pm-5pm – Publish.
- 5pm – Close.
Then you can check how long it takes for your new page to appear in Google's top ten results!
- To be determined.
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!
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
- Marjorie Rackstraw - educationist and social worker. 
- Ann Silver (Physiology / Biomedicine): Dr Ann Silver studied physiology at Edinburgh University where she completed a PhD (1960). 
- Alison J. Tierney (nursing education [Roper-Logan-Tierney Model of Nursing], former EU staff)
- Militsa Eduardovna Greene - Former staff member in Russian Dept. fled Estonia in 1944. 
- Mary Russell Walker (Campaigner for the education of Women)
- Ann Agnes Trail (nun, Edinburgh convent founder and artist) ODNB
- Helen Acquroff
- Marcella Althaus-Reid
- Bletchley Park Women recruits
- Elizabeth Bond - schoolteacher and author
- Janet Boyman - visionary and conspirator accused of witchcraft. Stub article, can it be expanded/improved?
- Anne Bryans - Red Cross administrator and hospital governor. Insufficient inline citations throughout.
- Elizabeth Burns (poet) - Poet and writer. can this be improved?
- Margaret Burns - celebrated beauty.
- Elizabeth Cairns - writer of spiritual memoirs
- Jane Campbell (correspondent) - correspondent and patron of ministers
- Marion Campbell (archaeologist)
- Catherine Kavanagh - social worker and researcher looking into domestic violence
- Margaret Chilton - stained glass artist
- Evelyn Cobbold - muslim convert, deerstalker, traveller
- Katharine Collace - spiritual memoirist, covenanter.
- Eileen Crofton - physician, writer, campaigner.
- Jane Cumming - witness in libel suit made famous in the play, The Children's Hour.
- Lady Jane Douglas - noblewoman
- Pat Douthwaite - painter
- Marjorie Farquharson - political scientist, human rights worker - being worked on by Nohad and Amy
- Kathryn Findlay - architect. Short article so could be improved further.
- Elizabeth Fletcher - friend of Enlightenment literati.
- Katherine Forbes - educational benefactor
- Alison Geissler - glass engraver. Could be structured better and expanded.
- Mary Gilchrist - ostrich feather merchant, chess player. Tiny stub article.
- Elizabeth Girling - Spanish civil war veteran
- Agnes Hamilton (phrenologist) - lecturer and phrenologist
- Helen Hamilton - table tennis player
- Margaret Hamilton (estate manager)
- Jane Hay - philanthropist
- Anne Hepburn - missionary, feminist activist
- Mollie Hunter - writer
- Sue Innes - journalist, artist, feminist
- Margaret Jarvie - swimmer, lecturer in sociology
- Beti Jones - social work organiser
- Christian Kay (teacher) - model for Miss Jean Brodie. 
- Dinah Kaye - jazz singer
- Elizabeth Keir - writer, philanthropist
- Mary Levison - Church of Scotland minister
- Jane Lyon - nanny to Russian imperial family - being worked on by Nohad and Amy
- Ishbel MacAskill - Gaelic singer, teaches and activist
- Miss Gladys Mary Agnew (Burns)
- Mrs Irene Gordon Alexander
- Miss Isobel Veronica Bruce MacGillivray (Lewis)
- Mary Prentice Bennett (Telfer)
- Elsie Ann Craig (Fotheringham)
- Mrs Caroline Dunsmore (Pipal)
- Miss Margaret Anne Tait Fisher (Sykes)
- Miss Millicent W “Minty” Gregory (Liljestrom)
- Constance Lindsay Hope (Brodie)
- Miss Ethel May Houston
- Miss Ailsa Giles Macdonald (Maxwell)
- Miss Ann Katharine Williamson (Mitchell)
- Miss Irene Jessie Young (Brown)
Stub article to be improved
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
- Gladice Keevil
- Kitty Kenney
- Dr. Mary Morris
- Marie Naylor
- Gertrude Stewart
- Edith Wheelwright
- Lilian Dove Willcox
- Lilian Williamson
- Elizabeth Marion Innes BMJ obit BMJ. ObituaryScotsman. Obituary RCPE. Obituary 
Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women
- Lily Bell
- Catherine Hogg Blair
- Nannie Brown
- Griselda Cheape
- Rachel Cook (suffragist) see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rachel_Scott_(women%27s_education_reformer) educational campaigner and editorial collaborator on the Manchester Guardian.
- May Grant
- Mabel Jones
- Lavinia Malcolm
- Flora Masson
- Maggie Moffat
- Frances Murray (suffragist)
- Sylvia Murray
- Margaret Mylne
- Emily Orme
- Isabella Pearce
- Marion Reid (author)
- Jane Taylour - Suffrage and women's movement campaigner. 
- Annot Wilkie - Suffragette and labour activist from Montrose.
- Helen Wilkie - Teacher, women's rights campaigner from Montrose.
- Frances Gordon
- Maude Edwards
Articles to be improved
- 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.
- 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
- Fanny Parker ODNB - Infobox and a pic.
- Mary Phillips (suffragette) - needs expanded.
- Arabella Scott - 
- Kate Sheppard
- Margaret Sievwright - New Zealand feminist, political activist and community leader. Stub article - needs expanded, infobox and pic. Being worked on by Angela Carroll.
- 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.
Participants are also encouraged to make full use of the University of Edinburgh's extensive online resources, such as databases and e-journals, as well as any of their own research material that they may have access to.
- 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
- Dictionary of American Biography (1928 edition)
- National encyclopædia of American biography (1927)
- 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/
- Images from the Roslin Institute Collection - http://images.is.ed.ac.uk/luna/servlet/UoEgal~6~6
- Histories of Scottish Families
- Oxford Reference (behind paywall)
- ProQuest British Periodicals (behind paywall)
- ProQuest American periodicals (behind paywall)
- DiscoverEd to find books, ebooks, journals, ejournals and more.
- Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
- Edinburgh Research Archive. For theses produced at the University of Edinburgh Edinburgh Research Archive
- Proquest Dissertations
- More at: Edinburgh University Library - Theses database
Outcomes - New pages created
- To be determined.
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: email@example.com
- Do you have a Wikipedia User Name?
- No? Create a Wikipedia account
- Yes? Go to Step #2
- 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