#Suffragette100 - A Wikipedia editing event for International Women's Day 2018

When: March 8 2018

Where: Edinburgh, United Kingdom


<p><strong>Join us to celebrate the lives &amp; contributions of the suffragettes and all the incredible women missing from Wikipedia! </strong></p>

<p>This event is part of 2018&rsquo;s celebration of one hundred years since the <strong><a href="/External.aspx?u=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Representation_of_the_People_Act_1918" target="_blank">Representation of the People Act (1918)</a></strong> came into force and women were finally given the right to vote.</p>

<hr />
<p>This <strong><a href="/External.aspx?u=https://www.internationalwomensday.com/" target="_blank">International Women&#39;s Day</a></strong> event at Argyle House is a chance to learn about &amp; celebrate the role notable women have played in the campaign for Votes for Women through researching, writing &amp; illustrating Wikipedia articles &amp; timelines.</p>

<p>Wikipedia is the 5th most visited website in the world and the first point of information for many so surfacing knowledge there can make a huge impact. Yet, as of 15 January 2017, only about 17.39% of the English Wikipedia&#39;s biographies are about women. Not impressed?</p>

<p><a href="/External.aspx?u=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:We_Can_Edit.jpg" target="_blank"><img class="img-fluid mx-auto d-block" alt="" src="https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/3f/We_Can_Edit.jpg/300px-We_Can_Edit.jpg" /></a></p>

<p>Join us this for International Women&#39;s Day as we help make Wikipedia better!</p>

<p>No prior knowledge is required. You&rsquo;ll learn how to edit Wikipedia and participate in an open knowledge community. Participants will be supported to develop articles of their choice.</p>

<p><em>NB: Please bring a laptop along to the event or <a href="mailto:ewan.mcandrew@ed.ac.uk">email me</a>&nbsp;if you require to borrow one for the event.</em></p>

<hr />
<p>Programme for Thursday 8 March</p>

<li><strong>1:30pm - 2:15pm:</strong>&nbsp; &nbsp; Welcome and crash course in Wikipedia editing.</li>
<li><strong>2:15pm &ndash; 4:15pm:&nbsp; &nbsp;</strong>EDIT!</li>
<li><strong>4:15pm &ndash; 4:45pm:&nbsp; &nbsp;</strong>Publishing the article.</li>

<p>Then you can check how long it takes for it to appear in Google&#39;s top ten results!</p>


<p>Have a look at <strong><a href="/External.aspx?u=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:University_of_Edinburgh/Vote_100_editathon_for_International_Women's_Day_2018" target="_blank">the event page</a></strong> to see if there are pages you would like to help edit/create and if you fancy learning more about Wikipedia ahead of time then you can view the <a href="/External.aspx?u=https://thinking.is.ed.ac.uk/wiki-basics/" target="_blank">Wiki Basics</a> site.</p>


  • Facebook
  • Twitter

IWD Supporter
IWD Supporter

Join the IWD Community