Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well documented: in a 2010 survey, Wikimedia found that less than 13% of its contributors are female. The reasons for the gender gap are up for debate: suggestions include leisure inequality, how gender socialization shapes public comportment, and the contentious nature of Wikipedia’s talk pages. The practical effect of this disparity, however, is not. Content is skewed by the lack of female participation. Many articles on notable women in history and art are absent on Wikipedia. This represents an alarming aporia in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge.
We invite you to help address this absence at a Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at THATCamp. Below is a list of helpful links.
- Meet Up Page: Please sign in to the meet up and save your results here.
- Training: If you have time before the event, please review Training for Students. During the event, keep this cheat sheet handy.
- Suggested Topics: Don’t know what to edit or create? Please refer to our preliminary lists and links to Wikipedia Women Artist Worklist, WikiProject Feminism, and WikiProject Art.
- Resources: Review our lists of Art + Feminism Resources, Editing Wikipedia Resources, and more.