Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Meetup/149
Women in the public domain | January 2020
2020 global initiatives:
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|Women in the public domain|
1–31 January 2020
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The Berne Convention establishes that authors enter the public domain on the following the next January 1st after a certain amount of years (normally 50 to 70) of their death. Activists supporting free access to knowledge and culture have created the "public domain day" as a way to celebrate the fact that different authors enter the public domain on a single date.
The proposal for this activity is to help create and improve articles of the women that are entering in the public domain this year, and also encourage other activities that can take place now with their works: for example, digitize and upload them to Commons, transcribe them in Wikisource, create new Wikidata items for women creators, create new Wikidata items for their works, among other activities.
When: The actual day in which women enter the public domain is on January 1st, but people can edit throughout January.
How: We have created a set of lists that you can use to know which women are entering in the public domain this year. As a way to avoid complexity, we created the lists based on +70 post-mortem calculation (i.e., deaths in 2019). These dates might differ in your country (for example, if you are in Mexico is +100 post-mortem, or if you are in Uruguay or Canada is +50 post-mortem). If you want to create a specific list for your country, you're more than welcome to!
We have created the lists with the main occupation and all the sub occupations of "creator".
- Create, improve or translate articles about the women entering into the public domain this year.
- Create new Wikidata items for their works.
- Create new Wikidata items for women creators.
- Digitize their works and upload them to Commons.
- Help convince your local archive, library or museum to digitize & upload their works into Commons!
- Transcribe their works in Wikisource.
Contributors are of course also welcome to add articles on any other notable women who deserve to be covered, for example under our #1day1woman priority.
The main goals of the event are:
- to encourage inexperienced editors and show them how they can contribute to Wikipedia by creating biographies of some of the world's most prominent women
- to draw the attention of more experienced editors to the need for concerted action on a specific area
- to support Wikipedia in combating the systemic bias against the coverage of women and women's works
- to promote the new/improved articles and images through social media (Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter)
- Below, you'll see a section where you can list the articles you create this month, and another section where you can add the images you have uploaded to Commons.
- This essay on creating women's biographies and our Ten Simple Rules might be helpful to newer editors.
- If you tweet about any of the articles, or upload any of the images to Pinterest, please indicate you have done so next to the article name.
Lists of women whose work is in the public domain on January 1, 2020:
Add other red links here, if possible with a source:
- Rosiestep (talk) 19:06, 21 December 2019 (UTC)
- Victuallers (talk) 00:05, 23 December 2019 (UTC) (Great idea!)
- Ipigott (talk) 07:21, 24 December 2019 (UTC)
- Penny Richards (talk) 16:25, 24 December 2019 (UTC)
- WomenArtistUpdates (talk) 19:11, 24 December 2019 (UTC)
- Scann (talk) 17:34, 30 December 2019 (UTC)
- PamD 12:57, 1 January 2020 (UTC)
- Achaea (talk) 21:35, 1 January 2020 (UTC)
- lajmmoore (talk) 19:44, 10 January 2020 (UTC))
Promote our work
- Add FB after the article if you mention it on Facebook
- Add PIN after the article if you pin the image on Pinterest
- Add TW after the article if you tweet it on Twitter
New or upgraded articles
Most recent on top, please, specifying upgraded if not new
- Marguerite Gachet
- Eugenie Baizerman
- Madeleine Carpentier - uploaded images
- Esther Gehlin
- Nora Drummond - uploaded images & created Wikipedia commons category
- Ragnhild Kaarbø - uploaded images & created Wikipedia commons category
- Olga Oinola TW
- Ville Jais Nielsen - uploaded images & created Wikipedia commons category
- Milly Childers - uploaded images TW
- Louisa Starr - uploaded images
- Gertrud Staats - uploaded images
- Margarethe Hormuth-Kallmorgen - uploaded images
- Helene Cramer - uploaded images
- Molly Cramer - uploaded images
- Johanne Cathrine Krebs - uploaded images
- Gertrude Spurr Cutts - uploaded images & created Wikipedia commons category
- Mary Hiester Reid - created Wikipedia commons category
- Teresa Żarnowerówna - upgrade
- Florence Lundborg - PIN
- Lena Connell
- Julia Harwood Caverno - PIN
- Laura Theresa Alma-Tadema upgrade (her photo), PIN
- Lilian Hicks - PIN
- Sarajubala Sen - PIN
- Gerda Palm - PIN
- Fernande Sadler - PIN
- Bertha Zuricher - PIN
- Gloria Cumper add 1948 pic, PIN
- Frieda Hodapp - PIN
- Nell de Silva upgrade, PIN
- Jeanne Simon (artist)
- Gertrude des Clayes upgraded, PIN
- Alena Kish upgraded - PIN TW
- Lily Yeats upgraded - TW
- Elisabeth Czapek - PIN
- Spéranza Calo-Séailles - PIN
- Mileva Roller - PIN
- Adele Juda
- Mia Green - PIN
- Mary Steen upgrade, PIN
- Averil Burleigh
- Emilia Bertolé - PIN
- Esther Borough Johnson
- Mary Aldis
- Lucie van Dam van Isselt - PIN TW
- Annie Eliot Trumbull
- Adélaïde Ametis - couldn't wait, we can add new paintings on New Years Day
- Thérèse Lemoine-Lagron - PIN TW
Did You Know features
- Add here – most recent at the top with date of publication
- Please add this category to the image if you're uploading it to Commons: Media supported by WikiProject Women in Red - 2020
Add here – most recent at the top
Girl with mirror by Eugenie Baizerman, 1940–1941
The Faithful Friends by Nora Drummond
Komposisjon by Ragnhild Kaarbø
Opstilling med fredsliljer, skåle og appelsiner by Ville Jais Nielsen, 1937
Marietta by Milly Childers
War News, by Louisa Starr, 1900
Birkenwald by Gertrud Staats
Grosses Blumenstilleben by Margarethe Hormuth-Kallmorgen
Blossoming Garden by Helene Cramer
Still Life with Tomatoes by Molly Cramer
A woman in her bed by Johanne Cathrine Krebs
Newfoundland's Rocky Coastline by Gertrude Spurr Cutts
A Garden in September by Mary Hiester Reid
Still life with flowers by Mary Dignam
A Victorian Beauty by Gertrude L. Pew
untitled, by Ellen Ravenscroft, ca 1920
Expectation by Teresa Żarnowerówna, 1946
Nixies, by Florence Lundborg
Cat in Bowl by Edith Irvine
Alena Kish work
Gloria Cumper 1948
Spéranza Calo-Séailles inventing
Spéranza Calo-Séailles Singing
Spéranza Calo-Séailles painting
Emilia Bertolé self-portrait
Lucie van Dam van Isselt painting
Jan Toorop portrait-of-lucie-van-dam-isselt-1905