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Virtual Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

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A black woman stands in a desert landscape with a map held high.

Less than 13% of Wikipedia’s editors are women.
Let’s change that.

Less than 17% of Wikipedia’s biographies are about women. Wikipedia’s gender gap leaves us with an alarming lack of representation in the world’s most popular online research tool.

On March 31, from 9 a.m. to midnight, join us for the VIRTUAL Art+Feminism Edit-a-Thon and be part of an international movement to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia.

Please Note: Although the March 31 event is over, we are still tracking progress on our Virtual Event Dashboard through April 30, 2020. Happy editing!

 

How to Participate:
Art+Feminism logo.

  • Create a Wikipedia account and log in to the High’s Virtual Event Dashboard to participate remotely. The dashboard will display the number of edits being made—watch as the numbers grow!
  • Learn how Wikipedia works by watching tutorial videos—it’s easier than you think!
  • Edit, update, and create Wikipedia articles related to art, gender, and intersectional feminism, with a focus on women artists in the High’s collection. Or edit on whichever topic you know best!

Looking for somewhere to start? Check out our list of available articles on women in the High’s collection, or explore the Black Lunch Table’s Task List. If you’re an experienced editor, consider creating a page for a notable artist not yet represented on Wikipedia. Click here for a list of some artists without pages.

Check out artworks by women artists in the High Museum’s collection

Questions

Do you have a question? We’ll be monitoring questions in the discussion section of the Edit-a-Thon Facebook event page. Just post your question there, and we’ll get back to you!

Look out for live updates and announcements on the event page—and the High’s Instagram, too!

Tools for Editing

Slide Presentations: Basic Rules of Editing, Adding Citations, Adding Images, Creating a New Article
Video Tutorials: Basic Rules of Editing, Adding Citations, Adding Images, Creating New Articles
More videos and editing resources (including Spanish language resources) can be found in Art+Feminism’s editing kit.

Research Tools:
Google Scholar
Guggenheim Museum Books Online
JSTOR
Open-Access Content on JSTOR

No Wikipedia experience necessary. People of all gender identities are welcome!
See the Edit-a-Thon on Facebook

Image Credit: Xaviera Simmons, 9A Untitled from “Utah Series”, 2010