Wikipedia:WikiProject Women scientists/Editathon 13 May 2014 - University of Liverpool
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|Women in Science Wikipedia edit-a-thon in a nutshell:
Do you want the chance to improve Wikipedia science coverage? Do you care about women in science? Do you want to be part of an event working with Wiki editors, university librarians and other enthusiasts and make a difference? Then sign up for our Edit-a-thon at the University of Liverpool. Working with Wikimedia UK and the Medical Research Council, the University of Liverpool are organising a Women in Science themed editing event that will take place on Tuesday 13th May 2014 in Liverpool to celebrate Women in Science.
There are 30 places available at the Wikipedia Edit-a-thon workshop (10:45am – 5:00pm), at which the workshop’s representatives from Wikimedia UK will explain how Wikipedia works and be on hand to answer questions about editing and improving Wikipedia articles.
We will have access to a rich collection of printed and electronic works about women in science, including biographies and works authored by scientists; together with target articles to edit on Wikipedia. Attendees will be encouraged to work together to edit those articles, using the University’s resources and with support from University librarians. The workshop is open to people who are new to Wikipedia as well as experienced Wikipedia editors.
In addition we are pleased to announce that there are 90 places available for an evening Women in Science reception and panel discussion (5:00 – 7:30pm) including a talk by Professor Dame Julia Higgins, who will be accompanied on the panel by Professor Sue Wray, Professor Tara Shears, Professor Ian Greer, Prof. Jude Robinson of Anthropology of Health and Illness (Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology) and two MRC Fellows, Dr Lauren Walker and Dr Sarah Skeoch.
Come along to discuss how women can be better represented in science and hear how female scientists' careers have flourished.
- How do I prepare?
- Sign up for the event
- Create a Wikipedia account - Special:UserLogin/signup
- Bring a laptop (wi-fi will be provided)
- Learn about editing if you like: Wikipedia:Tutorial, or Getting started on Wikipedia for more information
- Think about what you would like to edit about - you can even prepare some materials to bring with you on the day
- Refreshments will be provided
We welcome participants to communicate with us online:
- Twitter hashtag: #WISWIKI
- IRC: #wikimedia-uk
- MRC has created a guide on how to search for biographical information for this series of events, see here.
- A general useful resource is the Archives of Women in Science and Engineering at Iowa State University
Exhibition Room of the Cancer Research Centre, University of Liverpool
10:45 – 11:05: Arrivals (Tea/Coffee)
11:05 – 11:15: Opening address/welcome (Munir Pirmohamed)
11:15 – 12:45: Training session (Lead by Wikimedia Volunteers)
12:45 – 13:30: Lunch (Provided)
13:30 – 17:00: Editing supported by Wikimedia Volunteers and University of Liverpool Librarians
‘Editors’ will join a larger audience, either in the Lecture Theatre of the Cancer Research Centre, University of Liverpool
17:00 – 17:45: Reception/canapés
17:45 – 17:50: Audience moves into lecture theatre
17:50 – 18:00: Welcoming Address (Prof Fiona Beveridge)
18:00 – 18:25: Key note talk (Prof. Dame Julia Higgins)
18:25 – 19:25: Panel discussion/audience debate (Prof. Dame Julia Higgins, Prof Sue Wray, Prof Tara Shears, Prof Jude Robinson, Prof Fiona Beveridge, Dr Lauren Walker and Dr Sarah Skeoch
19:25 – 19:30: Close
Target list for the editathon
Below is a list of possible articles for creation, or expansion. If you are working on one of these article, please indicate this with a note below, to ensure work isn't duplicated.
- Milla Baldo-Ceolin - Particle physicist
- Kelly Benoit-Bird - Marine Biologist - Bruce Lindsay Award
- Anne Briscoe - Biochemist and president, Association for Women in Science Educational Foundation
- Vera Charles - Mycologist
- Edith Claypole - Physiologist -
- Marian Diamond - Neuroscientist - being edited by Kay Wesley
- Judy Franz - Physicist and Educator
- Susanna Gage - Embryologist
- Eleanor Gamble - Psychologist - being edited by Angela D.Foxcroft
- Gail Hanson - Particle Physicist being edited by tgshears
- Lorella M. Jones - Particle Physicist being edited by MalvernHills
- Juliet Lee-Franzini - Physicist
- Nergis Mavalvala - Quantum Astrophysicist
- Nancy Rabalais - Marine Ecologist
- Ana Maria Rey - Atomic Physicist
- Johanna Levelt Sengers - Physicist
- Althea Sherman - Ornithologist - being edited by Rebecca Jones
- Bice Sechi-Zorn - Nuclear Physicist
- Thora Marggraff Plitt Hardy - Botanist - being edited by Jane Hodgkinson
- Susan Hallowell - Botanist - being edited by Coletteborrow
Women in Science at the University of Liverpool
- Mary Rees - Mathematician
- Cynthia Pine - Dentistry
- Janet Hemingway - Parasitologist
- Sarah Coupland - Histopathologist
- Margaret Whitehead - Public Health Researcher -being edited by Sarah Skeoch
- Jane Hurst - Veterinary Science
- Jennifer Hunter - Anesthetist - being edited by suewray
- Mari lloyd Williams - Palliative Care - being edited by Lauren Walker
- Susan Wray - Physiologist
- Margaret Miller - Challenged the proposed marriage bar at the University of Liverpool in the 1930s - being edited by Jude Robinson
- Eleanor Gamble
- Susan Hallowell
- Gail Hanson
- Althea Sherman
- Marian Diamond
- Margaret Whitehead
- Sarah Cleaveland
- Helénè Sparrow
- Lorella Jones
- Thora Hardy
- Wilfrid Kendall
- Margaret Miller - Needs review & disambiguation.
- Angela D. Foxcroft
- Floriana Grasso
- Tara Shears
- Kay Wesley
- Lauren Walker
- Sarah Skeoch
- Claire Heride
- Rebecca Jones
- susan wray
- Jane Hodgkinson
- Christina Gill
- Maria Tsakiroglou
- Elizabeth S. Collier
- User:Jude Robinson
- Corina Constantinescu
- Meriel Jones
Below is the list of trainers that will be present on the day.
These resources may be useful for finding and sourcing information for your articles.
- Google Books
- University of Liverpool library
- HighBeam (Please ask Sam if you need access to an article on this site)
- Contributions of 20th Century Women to Physics
- Biographical Dictionary of Women in Science
The university will research some target articles, and will be able to provide printed materials for 3 – 5 of the targeted women. Unfortunately the venue is some distance from the library so we will identify a number of printed resources held by the library and transport them over.
The university should be able to provide full access to the University’s electronic materials (journals, e-books etc.) However, to do that we will need a list of names of non-university editors so we can get them set up with access rights/library membership for the event.