march, 2019

14mar(mar 14)12:00 am(mar 14)12:00 amMiranda House Art+Feminism: Wikipedia Edit-a-thonMiranda House College

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Art+Feminism

As part of the Women’s History Month, we are excited to invite you to Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thons taking place worldwide throughout the month of March. Wikipedia is one of the most widely used community platforms to seek and produce knowledge. This campaign seeks to bridge the gender gap on Wikipedia, where women make up less than 10% of them. Further, even in terms of content, only 20% of all biographies on Wikipedia are about women. Art+Feminism seeks to challenge this situation by improving coverage of  cis and transgender women, non-binary folks, feminism and the arts on Wikipedia. From coffee shops and community centers to the largest museums and universities in the world, Art+Feminism is a do-it-yourself and do-it-with-others campaign teaching people of all gender identities and expressions to edit Wikipedia. In India, the campaign is in its fourth year.

About Miranda House Wiki Edit-a-Thon

This year, Department of English, Miranda House is collaborating with The Heritage Lab to host an edit-a-thon at Miranda House. The theme for this event is Dalit Women Writers. Our attempt is to create digital space for Dalit women writers and their writing. All ideas regarding the updating and creation of relevant pages on Wikipedia are welcome. The event will kick start at 10:30 AM on 14th March with a brief training on editing and theme. Editing will continue till 5 PM. You are free to join the event any time during the time span mentioned. Please carry your own laptop, power cords and chargers. Wi-Fi, reference materials inclusive of books and texts, guidance and tutorials will be provided.

Time

(Thursday) 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Location

Miranda House College

GC Narang Road, University Enclave

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