Writing Queer Art History into Wikipedia
Join YEG Art + Feminism to help bring forward underheard voices on Wikipedia! This Wednesday, February 24th is the first in a series of three virtual events to help close the information gap about gender, feminism and the arts on the internet.
Join one or all three of the events below.
What is Art + Feminism? A global initiative and community that strives to close the information gap about gender, feminism, and the arts on the internet. Every year thousands of people get together to edit Wikipedia and work to add and improve the available content on gender, feminism, and the arts.
Why Wikipedia? Wikipedia is the largest and most popular general reference work on the internet with more than 40 million articles in more than 250 different languages. Because of it’s free license content it easily moves beyond it’s pages. When there is a significant information gap in representation, this absence on Wikipedia echoes across the internet.
Critically reading Wikipedia
February 24, 1pm - 2:30pm MST
Are you curious about how Wikipedia articles are created? Do you want to learn to critically read Wikipedia? Join us for a training session! Register here.
Let’s edit! Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
March 24, 1pm - 4pm MST
It's the grand finale! Come edit with us during a 3 hour virtual, drop in edit-a-thon that will build upon the last sessions in our series! Register here.
The Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon is an event co-organized by MacEwan University Faculty of Fine Art & Communications, MacEwan University Library, Mitchell Art Gallery and the University of Alberta Library.