Wikipedia, it might well be the first place most of us go to when looking for information. And yet women are severely underrepresented. There are plenty of women, or women-related topics that deserve a place on the site, and you can contribute to this during this Edit-a-thon on International Women’s Day! Create a page, add to one or translate. Or just swing by to learn about the importance of visibility for emancipation.
- Dr Laura Braden (ESHCC) will give a workshop and tell us all about editing, translating, and creating pages, while Wikimedia Netherlands volunteers will walk around to assist. What makes the Open-Source principle of the online encyclopedia so special and what requirements must a good page meet?
- Prof Hanneke Takkenberg (ECWO) will talk about the importance of increasing the visibility of women on, among others, Wikipedia but also in business and society as a whole.
- Risa Togo spoke to students who enthusiastically wrote a Wikipedia page and created a vlog about it. What drove them to create a page and what were their findings while writing?
- Je-Anne Dirksz created the visual for the International Women’s Day event and for this she researched non-binarity and self-reflection, during the Edit-a-thon she talks about the results of her search.
- Visit the exhibition on Jennifer Tee!
No prior knowledge required, just bring your own laptop. Snacks and drinks will be provided.
This Edit-a-thon is organized because of International Women’s Day but if you have other ideas to make Wikipedia more inclusive, please join us!
This annual Edit-a-thon is made possible by Studium Generale, ECWO (Erasmus Centre for Women and Organisations), Dr Laura Braden (Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication), Wikimedia Netherlands and Kunstinsituut Melly.
- Date: Wednesday 8 March
- Time: 18:00-21:00 hrs (Doors open: 17:30 hrs)
- Location: Kunstinstituut Melly (Witte de Withstraat 50, Rotterdam)
- Entrance: Free, reservation recommended