11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Geisel Library Classroom 2
This event is open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Click here to RSVP.
Hosted by the Library Diversity & Inclusion Committee.
Art+Feminism is a campaign to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia. Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well documented. In a 2011 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 will spend the time participating in a communal update session as we work together to improve and add Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism.
If you’re inexperienced – that’s ok! Tutorials will be provided for the beginner Wikipedian, along with reference materials and refreshments. There are Windows computers available in the library computer lab, but feel free to bring your laptop, power cord and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. For the editing-averse, we urge you to stop by to show your support.