Art+Feminism: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Women in Art in Asia
Asia Art Archive in America/New York Public Library
Saturday, March 23, 2019
12:00 – 5:00pm
New York Public Library
South Court Classrooms
Celeste Auditorium Lobby
476 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10018
Want to help improve representation of women artists and practitioners on Wikipedia? Join our Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Saturday, March 23 2019!
Organized by Asia Art Archive in America and Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs of the New York Public Library and in collaboration with Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong, the Art+Feminism: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Women in Art in Asia helps participants edit Wikipedia to create and improve articles about women artists and practitioners in and from Asia, including architects, designers, filmmakers, curators, and art historians. Books and research materials—as well as refreshments—will be provided.
This Edit-a-thon is aligned with the Art+Feminism 2019 Campaign, “a campaign improving coverage of cis and transgender women, non-binary folks, feminism, and the arts on Wikipedia”. Following up on two previously organized edit-a-thons on women in art and exhibition histories, this event is part of an ongoing effort to contribute to discussions about the representation of art and visual culture in Asia on open-source knowledge platforms.
2. Enroll as an editor on the event dashboard.
3. Attend our Wikipedia editing tutorial in advance on March 9th at the New York Public Library. An experienced Wikimedian will be there to assist us with technical questions.
4. Bring ideas for creating or improving articles on Wikipedia. If you are looking for inspirations, you may start with the suggestions compiled by the AAA-A/NYPL team. You can find them on the event dashboard.
5. Choose an article to create, or an existing article to improve or translate. Wikipedia recently made a policy change: New editors cannot create pages. Your account must have been active for over ninety-six hours, and must have made at least ten edits to create Wikipedia articles. If you want to create new articles, please work on a draft and we can help you to publish them.
6. Depending on how much you want to create on the day, you may also wish to do preliminary research on your chosen article and bring a previously written draft to the event. We will provide books, articles, and other reference materials on the day, but please feel free to do your own research beforehand.
On the Day of the Edit-a-thon
The AAA in A and NYPL teams will lead two thirty-minute tutorial at the beginning of the session. Representatives from the Wikimedia NYC chapter will be there to assist us with technical questions.
Please bring a laptop, power cord, ideas for entries that need updating or creation, and if you want to prepare beforehand, reference materials. There are two main ways to contribute to the Edit-a-thon: improving existing articles and creating new ones. A list of suggested articles and topics will be provided, and relevant reference books and online resources will be made available.
Snacks and beverages will be provided during the event. The editing-averse are always welcome to stop by to show their support!
12:00 p.m. – Check in and Wikipedia Account Creation
12:15 p.m. – Wikipedia editing training session
1:15 p.m. – Wikipedia editing training session
2:00 – 4:30 p.m. – Open editing for participants
4:30 p.m. – Group sharing session and reception
Further information, instructional guides, and topic suggestions are available on our Wikipedia Dashboard.
Image: March 2018’s Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on women in art in Asia at the AAA in A offices. Photo: Haruka Motohashi.