In the spring of 2018, I collaborated with Stapleton Library, Women’s and Gender Studies, and the Center for Digital Humanities and Culture to plan and host an Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. This 3-hour event was designed to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia and encourage female editorship. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as female. This lack of female participation has led to an alarming dearth of content about women and art in the world’s most popular online research tool. Art+Feminism’s Edit-a-thons and other initiatives make an impact on the gender gap through crucial improvements to art and feminism related subjects on Wikipedia. Our second year doing this event saw many improvements, especially in terms of participation and turnout.
- Pedagogy / Event Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
- Wikimedia Outreach Event Dashboard (includes participation stats): https://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/courses/Stapleton_Library,_Indiana_University_of_Pennsylvania/IUP_Art_and_Feminism_Edit-a-Thon_(March_7,_2018)?enrolled=true