Women in Science – Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon 

Tuesday November 14, 2017

The Wond’ry @ Vanderbilt University

2414 Highland Ave #102, Nashville, TN 37213

10:00am to 3:00pm


Speaker: Dr. Alice White, Wellcome Library, London


10:30                     Dr. Alice White, “Women and Wikipedia in the Wellcome Collections”

11:15                     How to Edit : Helpful Tips and Tricks

11:30                     Brainstorming

12:00                     Lunch and Editing

Co-Sponsored by Vanderbilt Libraries and the Wond’ry


All are welcome to this free event. Lunch provided. Bring your laptop and power cord.


Women Scientists WikiProject Women Scientists is dedicated to ensuring quality and coverage of biographies of women scientists. Unfortunately, part of Wikipedia’s systemic bias is that women in science are woefully underrepresented. Let’s change that!  On November 14, come to the Wond’ry to hear Wikimedian-in-Residence Alice White talk about her work as a historian of science at London’s Wellcome Library.  We’ll teach you how to edit Wikipedia, provide tips from experienced editors, and work together on updating articles, improving citations, and adding more biographies about notable women scientists.

Who’s your favorite woman scientist?  Does she have a Wikipedia page? Find out! 

Our speaker Alice White holds a PhD in History of Science from the University of Kent. Her dissertation focused on how management science was developed and used by the British Army and its psychological staff during World War Two. As Wikimedian-in-Residence at the Wellcome Institute, Alice develops outreach programs connecting Wikimedia users with the Wellcome’s vast collections of specimens, books, manuscripts and scientific tools.  She edits Viewpoint: the British History of Science magazine and @ExploreWellcome.

All are welcome to this free event. Lunch is provided, as is editing help. Sponsored by Vanderbilt Libraries and the Wond’ry.

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