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Protests and Suffragettes: Strong Women of Clydeside Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
2nd July, 2016 at 12:00 pm - 3:30 pmFree
Wikipedia has a gender problem. In 2011 the Wikimedia Foundation found that only 15% of biographies on English Wikipedia are about women, and less than 10% of contributors identify as female. Join us for this Wikipedia Edit-a-thon and help to correct this imbalance!
Protests and Suffragettes: Strong Women of Clydeside Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, Saturday 2nd July, 12pm to 3:30pm
You’ll learn to edit Wikipedia using the new and easy-to-use Visual Editor, and find out more about the drive to get more women onto and editing the site. We’ll then spend time creating and improving articles relating to Glasgow’s Suffragettes, Rent Strike organisers, and other strong women of the Clydeside. If you’ve spotted an article that needs improving, bring along your queries and we’ll see what we can do to help!
Information to read before the day.
No previous experience needed. Full training will be provided by Sara Thomas, Wikimedian in Residence at Museums Galleries Scotland (Jan 2015 – June 2016). Sara has run similar events all over Scotland, including one on Mary Barbour, and two with the National Galleries of Scotland to accompany their Modern Scottish Women exhibition.
Participants should bring a laptop or tablet – editing is much easier with a keyboard. We recommend you create an account in advance (If you prefer, you don’t need to use your real name.)
More information about this session is available on the Wiki page.
Some digital skill is needed – but if you can use Microsoft Word, you can edit Wikipedia. Google Chrome or Firefox is recommended.
• Learn more about editing here.
• Learn about good sources for articles here.
This event is hosted by Govan’s Hidden Histories, a creative team of artists, activists and amateur historians led by t s Beall. Since 2013 they have been researching women’s roles in protest movements in and around Govan, and have hosted guided walks, conducted oral histories and archival research to recover women’s voices and stories relating to the 1915 Rent Strikes, and more recent protest movements.
This workshop is open to all and is free to attend. Please book below (you will be taken through the shopping cart but no charge will be made) or you can call us on 0141 550 2267. If you have booked a place and are no longer able to attend please let us know so that we can make your place available to someone else.