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‘Medieval Women, Modern Readers’ Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon | Wednesday 28 October 2020

Event organised by Beth Whalley, fellow at EXC 2020 in Research Area 2: "Travelling Matters", and Francesca Allfrey, King’s College London

News from Oct 07, 2020

Wednesday 28 October 2020, 14:00-17:00 CEST

The statistics on Wikipedia's gender imbalance are extraordinary; in 2018, only 17.82% of Wikipedia’s biographies were about women. Women of colour, disabled, queer and indigenous women are especially and woefully under-represented.

The aim of this edit-a-thon is to continue tackling Wikipedia's gender gap with a specific focus on medieval studies: a field with its own pervasive structural gender and racial inequalities. We aim to improve references to scholarly work by women and non-binary people in articles related to medieval studies, and to create and improve pages for women and non-binary medieval scholars and artists who study, translate or otherwise remake medieval texts and objects. Our hope is that the event will make a small contribution to the continuing work of activists seeking to change both Wikipedia and medieval studies for the better.

Researchers, writers, and creatives from any discipline and none are welcome to join us for a 30-minute introduction to Wikipedia, followed by plenty of time for editing, and a celebratory wrap party – all on Zoom.

More information at: https://medievalwomenwiki.wordpress.com/

Sign up via Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/medievalwiki-wikipedia-edit-a-thon-28-october-2020-tickets-124286555433

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