WIKITHON. Women engineers in the First World War and after.
Gateways to the First World War have provided sponsorship for this one day event at the IET Archives, London. ‘Women Engineers in the Great War and after’ .
Following on from the sucess of the April 23rd public engagement event, this wikithon is designed to make the histories of women engineers in the First World War more visible by putting them on Wikipedia. If you have been researching this subject and have material that you want to put online, this is an ideal forum to do so in a supportive environment.
This free one day collaborative project will look back at the role of women in engineering and technical disciplines during the First World War and beyond, and will start to bring out some of the stories documented in the newly digitised Women’s Engineering Society archive. In collaboration the University of Leeds, the University of Leicester, the team at the IET archive, Wikipedia, and many others contributors the day will be an informative and interactive and entertaining event which will set the stage for further collaboration on this important and as yet largely unexplored part of our heritage.