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Women in the Arts and Humanities Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Part of Open Access Week 2018, this edit-a-thon will be focused on women in the Arts and Humanities

Event Information

In honor of National Arts and Humanities Month and Open Access Week 2018, J. Murrey Atkins Library is hosting a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. Our focus will be to edit articles on women within fields of the arts and humanities. A suggested list of articles is below, however participants can select their own biography to create or edit.

Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Time: 9:00am-4:00pm

Location: J. Murrey Atkins Library's Visualization Lab

Participants: No Wikipedia editing experience is necessary! Tutoring as needed will be provided for Wikipedia newcomers. If you plan on coming, please register here. 

What to Bring: Attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptops and power cords. We advise attendees to create a Wikipedia editor account before the day of the event. We will provide snacks, drinks, and reference materials.

Questions? Please contact or

What is an Edit-a-thon?

A Wikipedia edit-athon is an event where individuals gather to collectively edit pages to create or improve content on a specific topic. Typically, these events focus on subjects that are underrepresented or misrepresented within Wikipedia. Attendees become editors and can immediately create, evaluate, and edit scholarly content on the given topic. Editors can also turn into researchers as they find citations to increase content credibility.

Wikipedia is the world's most popular, free online research tool. According to Wikidata Human Gender Indicators, only about 18% of Wikipedia's English-language biographies are about women. We recognize a need to heighten the quality and representation of women on this widely used platform. You can read more about gender bias on Wikipedia here.

Image: Art Feminism Editathon by Meganlorraine

List of Articles to Edit by Discipline

JoAnne Akalaitis

Tea Alagic

Jane Chambers

Quiara Alegría Hudes

The Kilroys List ("Gender parity initiative to end the systematic underrepresentation of female and trans* playwrights in the American theater.")

Meg Miroshnik (associated with Kilroys' List)

Dominique Morriseou

Moxie Theatre 

Lynne Nottage

Kathy Perkins

Alice Reagan

Tanya Saracho (associated with Kilroys' List)

Seema Seouko

Ntozake Shange

Delicia Turner Sonnenberg

Meiyin Wang 

Marisa Wegrzyn (associated with Kilroys' List)

Women’s Project Theater/WP Theater

Motofuji Akiko

Alicia Alonso​

Lauren Anderson​

Brianne Bland (principal ballet dancer, Washington Ballet; trained at the Goh Ballet)

Brava Theater/Brava! for Women in the Arts (professional arts organization performing feminist and multicultural work)

Marie-Anne de Cupis de Camargo  

Dixie Durr 

Farzaneh Kaboli

Yuriko Kajiya

Taheyya Kariokka

Angela Leigh​

Bebe Miller

Gret Palucca

Françoise Prévost  

Rina Schenfeld

Lisa Race

Donna Uchizono  

Grete Wiesenthal

Bridgett Zehr

Anni Albers

Jocelyn Bain-Hogg

Roz Chast

Rincke Dijkstra (listed in Feminist Art Movement entry but no separate entry on the artist)

Maria Eichhorn (listed in Feminist Art Movement entry but no separate entry on the artist)

Ilse Fehling

Helen C. Frederick

Marguerite Friedlaender-Wildenhain

Barbara Hall (listed in Requested Articles for Visual Arts)

Heather Hart

Christine and Irene Hohenbüchler (listed in Feminist Art Movement entry but no separate entry on the artist)

Dorothy Marder (listed in Requested Articles for Visual Arts)

April Marten

Yuki Ogura

Rae Pleasant

Yumi Sakugawa

Lou Scheper

Alma Siedhoff-Buscher

Zulma Steele

Henrietta Ward

Florence Cane

Olivia Gude 

Maria Montessori (citations rely heavily on one text) 

Reference Resources