Editing the Long Nineteenth Century: Recovering Women in the Digital Age

An invitation from the Recovering Women in the Digital Age project:

What should you do when your first Wikipedia edit-a-thon is so successful? Hold another one! And hold a panel to analyse why the first was so valuable, and so much fun.

We’re delighted to announce that a second session of ‘Recovering Women in the Long Nineteenth Century’ is going to be held as part of Birkbeck’s Arts Week 2017 2-5pm in the Keynes Library at Birkbeck. So, for those of you who couldn’t join us in March, here’s another chance to increase the visibility of the nineteenth century’s amazing women, join our digital community, and enjoy yourselves.

This event will focus on setting up ‘stubs’ – basic pages for women who don’t yet have a page on Wikipedia, including vital information like maiden names, birth dates, and their contributions – so all you need to do is set up your Wikipedia page in advance. If you can’t join us in person, our Twitter account will be tracking our progress, making suggestions for candidates in need of a page, and celebrating the achievements of women through history.

The following day, we’ll be holding a discussion panel of organisers and guest speakers to celebrate the first event. We will discuss the origins of the event, how it relates to wider strategies for making ‘forgotten’ women of the long nineteenth century visible, and the digital impact agenda.

The discussion panel will be held on Tuesday 16 May, 7.40-9pm, Room G04, Birkbeck College, 43 Gordon Square.

Both events are free and open to all, but please do register via the Birkbeck Arts Week website.


Image credit: Augustus Egg [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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