Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Meetup/229

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    Women in the Ancient World | May 2022

    May: Translation contest Women in the Ancient World Geofocus: British overseas territories

    2022 global initiatives: #1day1woman2022 Climate

    See also: Future events

    Welcome to WikiProject Women in Red (WiR)!
    Our objective is to turn red links into blue ones. Our project's scope is women's representation on all language Wikipedias (biographies, women's works, women's issues, broadly construed). Did you know that, according to Humaniki, only 19.80% of the English Wikipedia's biographies are about women? Not impressed? Content gender gap is a form of systemic bias, and this is what WiR addresses. We invite you to participate, whenever you like, in whatever way suits you and your schedule. Editors of all genders are equally and warmly welcome at Women in Red!
    Online event
    1-31 May 2022
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    • Authority control should be included at the foot of every biography: {{Authority control}}. It will remain hidden until relevant identifiers have been added to Wikidata.
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    In May 2022 Wiki Women in Red is striving to increase coverage of women in the Ancient world. By Ancient world, we don't just mean Europe but the whole world, wherever notable women have been recorded. In addition, we are encouraging more biographies of notable women who are classicists, including archaeologists, epigraphers, historians, linguists, numismatists and philologists, as well as their organizations, awards and related initiatives.

    This virtual editathon allows enthusiasts from around the globe to participate in our initiative. You are of course also welcome to write articles on any other notable women who deserve to be covered and add them, for example under our #1day1woman priority.

    We hope both inexperienced and seasoned editors will join us in improving biographies and other articles about notable women, including their writings or other works. This virtual editathon allows enthusiasts wherever they may be to participate in our initiative.

    Main goals

    • to encourage inexperienced editors and show them how they can contribute to Wikipedia by creating or improving biographies of prominent women
    • to draw the attention of more experienced editors to the need for concerted action on combating the systemic bias against the coverage of women and women's works
    • to promote the new/improved articles and images through social media and via nominations to Main Page features Did You Know…? and In The News.

    What else?

    • Below, you'll see a section where you can list the articles you have worked on 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 share any of the articles or their images on social media, or successfully nominate for In The News, please indicate you have done so next to the article name.

    Redlists (lists of redlinked articles to be created)[edit]

    Red-link lists of women from a wide variety of fields can be accessed from the WiR Redlink index. Those which might be most useful for Women in the Ancient World are listed below. Please note: listing does not guarantee qualification for inclusion in the encyclopedia. Please read Primer for creating women's biographies.

    Wikidata redlists:


    Wikidata lists of women studying the ancient world:

    Crowd-sourced lists that may also include the ancient world:

    Add other red links here, if possible with a source:


    1. Penny Richards (talk) 21:17, 27 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    2. Victuallers (talk) 08:49, 1 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    3. PamD 13:58, 1 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    4. Fritzmann (message me) 01:02, 2 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    5. Srsval (talk) 10:09, 3 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    6. Darwin Naz (talk) 22:52, 5 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    7. Lajmmoore (talk) 06:45, 8 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    8. Eritha (talk) 14:55, 9 May 2022 (UTC) - I'm planning to tackle Cleopatra the Physician![reply]
    9. User:Anna St.Onge (talk) 12:49, 27 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    10. Oronsay (talk) 21:09, 28 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    11. Omotecho (talk) 11:00, 31 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]


    • WCCWiki, the initiative that seeks to improve the representation of classicists (broadly conceived) who identify as women and non-binary on Wikipedia, is meeting on Monday 23rd May 1-3pm (GMT+1) online for our monthly editathon. You are very welcome to join us! Please email email for joining details. For more on WCCWiki, see here:

    Outcomes (articles)[edit]

    Promote our work[edit]


    • 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
    • Add IG after the article if you post it on Instagram
    • Add LI after the article if you post it on LinkedIn
    • Add ITN after the article if it was posted on the main page via WP:In The News.

    New or upgraded articles[edit]

    Most recent on top. Also, please indicate amount of improvement (e.g., number of characters, words, or sentences added).

    1. Junia Silana
    2. Menka (queen)
    3. CanadaAustraliaMargaret C. Miller
    4. Lady of Schengen
    5. Napir-Asu
    6. Cleopatra the Physician - TW. created page, c.2,500 characters
    7. Israel Susanna and the Elders in art
    8. United States Marion Tully Dimick - PIN, TW
    9. United Kingdom Georgina Herrmann - upgraded (904 characters --> 2986 characters)
    10. Turkey Daduhepa - new
    11. Vietnam Thánh Thiên - new
    12. Sweden Barum woman - is she the oldest in the encyclopedia?
    13. United States Sara Anderson Immerwahr Galt's tutor, add pic and update, PIN
    14. United States Caroline Morris Galt - PIN, TW
    15. United States Louise Fitz Randolph - PIN, TW
    16. United States Sallie Wagner - PIN, TW
    17. United States Ellen S. Spinden - PIN, TW

    Main Page features[edit]

    New/expanded articles featured in the Did you know... column of the Wikipedia Main page

    • Add here – most recent at the top with date of publication
    • Napir-Asu - 16 June

    New/expanded articles featured in the In the news... column of the Wikipedia Main page

    • Add here – most recent at the top with date of publication

    Outcomes (media)[edit]

    Add here – most recent at the top

    Press about the event[edit]

    Event templates[edit]