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Phillips Exeter Academy
Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Drop in any time, stay as long as you like!
Sunday, March 25, 2018
The Class of 1945 Library, Library Commons
RSVP appreciated

Wikimedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors were women.  While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of representation from women.
Let’s change that.  Come to The Class of 1945 Library on Sunday March 25th from 4:00-7:00pm for a communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to gender, feminism and the arts. We will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, reference materials, and pizza!

Bring your laptop, power cord and ideas for entries that need updating or creation.  Computers in the Library Commons can also be used for editing. For the editing-averse, we urge you to stop by to show your support. People of all gender identities and expressions are invited to participate.

This edit-a-thon is just one of many that is being held through the month of March as part of the international Art+Feminism campaign to improve content on cis and trans women and the arts on Wikipedia, and to encourage women to participate on the online encyclopedia.  This on-campus event is offered in conjunction with the Lamont Gallery's Representing Feminism(s) exhibition February 23rd through April 21, 2018. 

How can I participate?

  • If possible, create a Wikipedia account before the event.
  • Drop in any time. Stay as long as you like.
  • Edit on your own or attend an optional training.
  • Bring a laptop or mobile device.
  • We'll provide the training, the pizza, and the fun!
  • On the day of the event, all participants should be signed in to the Phillips Exeter Edit-A-Thon Dashboard.

Who is the event open to?

Any member of the Phillips Exeter Academy community. A Lion/PEA ID is required to enter the Class of 1945 Library after hours.

Optional Trainings

We'll always have someone available to assist you personally, or attend a training in the Library Commons classroom.  We'll post training times closer to the day of the event.

Do I need to know how to edit?

Nope! We'll teach you.

What do I edit?

Anything you'd like! Or follow these suggestions:

  • If you have 1 hour or less, go to a training and learn more about editing Wikipedia.

  • If you have 90 minutes, go to a training and add some citations to an article in your area of expertise.

  • If you have 2 hours, go to a training and add a well cited paragraph to an article in your area of expertise.

  • If you have 3 hours, consider creating a new article. Be sure to gather your reliable sources in advance, or a librarian on site can help you gather reliable sources.


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Planning Committee

Gail Scanlon, Library
Lauren O'Neal, Lamont Gallery
Beth Rohloff, Library
Abby Payeur, Library
Melinda Dolan, Library