March is ART+FEMINISM and Vanderbilt Library’s having a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon!
Why We Edit
Wikimedia’s gender trouble is well documented: less than 10% of contributors to Wikipedia identify as female. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity, however, is not. Content is skewed by the lack of female participation. This represents an alarming absence in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge.
Let’s change that. Join us for a communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism. We will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, reference materials and lunch and snacks. Bring your laptop, power cord and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. People of all gender identities and expressions are invited to participate. This event is free.
Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Time: 11:00am – 4:00pm CST
Location: Vanderbilt University Central Library Special Collections
419 21st Avenue South, Nashville TN 37203
Parking is available at Wesley Place Garage across 21st Ave.
Who should attend: People of all gender identities and expressions. Please ask your fellow attendees for their pronouns of choice!
Hashtags: #artandfeminism #noweditingAF #vandywiki #vandylibraries
Pamela Gerrish Nunn, Dorothy K. Hohenberg Chair of Excellence, University of Memphis
11:00am Recognising Mid-19th Century Artists
Vivien Green Fryd, Professor, History of Art, Vanderbilt University
11:20am Feminism 101 + Beyond
Please bring your laptop, power cord, and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. Register HERE by logging in and clicking “Join Program.” Use password ywmlbzpf.
Send questions or suggestions for articles to edit to firstname.lastname@example.org.