• Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Date: Saturday 18 January 2020
  • Location: Edward Boyle Library - Launch Map
  • Interval:
  • Cost: Free event
  • Type: Lectures and seminars
  • Open to: General public
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Learn how to edit Wikipedia and add to the history of women in engineering at this free Wikithon at the University of Leeds

Join Electrifying Women, an AHRC funded project based at the University of Leeds, to edit and add information about historical women engineers to Wikipedia.

Training and historical resources (including suggested women engineers) will be provided.

This is a free event, open to everyone!

Training will be delivered by volunteer Wikipedia editor Nigel Pepper at the Edward Boyle Library at the University of Leeds.

We can help you to develop your digital skills and learn how to edit Wikipedia in order to harness the power of the web. Complete beginners and experienced editors are both welcome to attend - we'll provide training for anyone new to editing.

WARNING: Editing Wikipedia can become addictive... and it's FREE!

This event is being run in conjunction with the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) who are celebrating their centenary in 2019 – one hundred years of women forging careers in the field of engineering. They have created an ever growing WES Centenary Trail map that uses Wikipedia and Wikidata pages to illustrate the number and variety of women who have left a legacy of achievement in the field of engineering.

By creating and improving the Wikipedia entries of inspirational historical women engineers you can help to really put them on the map! Don’t worry if the idea of creating a whole new page sounds daunting. Some of the most valuable work is done by people adding new information and improving data.

On the day we will also be demonstrating how working with Wikidata can make women’s history more searchable and accessible.

Take a look at @WESCentenary or @ElectrifyingWmn on Twitter or @wes_centenary on Instagram to learn more about some of the brilliant women engineers who don’t have a Wikipedia page … yet.

Discover more about the Electrifying Women project, and follow them on Twitter @ElectrifyingWmn Email: electrifyingwomen@gmail.com

Electrifying Women is funded by a grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council. 

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