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On 9 March, the day after International Women’s Day, ENCAP will be hosting its own Wikipedia Editathon as part of the Art+Feminism campaign. We’ll be joined by the National Library of Wales’ Wikimedian in Residence, Jason Evans, who will be on hand to train you how to edit Wikipedia. The session will focus on under-represented women in the areas of literature and language studies, selected by lecturers from ENCAP and drawn from Women in Red’s list of women without Wikipedia entries. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Women_in_Red/Redlist_index

Potential entries include:

If you have an entry in mind already you are very welcome to choose your own topic to work on.

We all use Wikipedia. Its ease of access means it has become the first (and often only) place we go for information. But how equal is Wikipedia? As of 12 February 2018, only 17.48% of English Wikipedia's biographies were about women. As the WikiProject Women in Red group points out, "Content gender gap" is a form of systemic bias”. They, and other groups, have made it their goal to redress this inequality by hosting editathons to create, edit, and improve Wikipedia entries for women.

What you’ll need to bring:

  • a laptop with wifi enabled if you have one (don’t’ forget to bring a charger)
  • your Wikipedia login details (we can create a free account for you, but it's best to do it beforehand here)
  • enthusiasm to help contribute to the world's greatest encyclopaedia

You can come for the full 4 hours, or stay for just a couple. If you haven’t edited Wikipedia before, make sure you come along for the training which will be during the first hour of the session.

Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

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