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2020 Virtual Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Home

Hosted by the UofL University Libraries and presented virtually on Thursday, May 14 and Thursday, May 21 from 2-4 pm.

Wikipedia Help

Beginner's guide to Wikipedia - Everything you need to know to get started. 

Wiki markup cheatsheet - Refer to this cheatsheet as you create and edit articles. 


Your first article - Starting from scratch? Learn how to create an article on Wikipedia. 

Editing on Wikipedia - Best practices for editing existing articles. 

Citing sources - How to craft references for Wikipedia articles.


Art + Feminism resources - Everything you need to participate in the Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon.


Art + Feminism YouTube Channel - Tutorials to guide you through the basics of editing on Wikipedia.


Feeling stuck? Don't hesitate to ask for help!

Resources

Kentucky Women Artists - This site was created by Betty Lyn Parker and Susan Knoer with a grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women and includes a growing list of women artists from Kentucky who were born before 1950 with as much biographical information as the researchers can find. Some artists already have Wikipedia pages that can be expanded; others still need to be created.

Kentucky Online Arts Resources - artists active or closely identified with the state of Kentucky.

Start Here!

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WELCOME! Thank you for your participation and contribution today. Please do the following to get set up and ready to edit. 

1) Join the first event on Thursday, May 14, 2-4 pm via Microsoft Teams. Join the second event on Thursday, May 21, 2-4 pm via Microsoft Teams

2) View the Quick Start Guide

3) If you haven't already, create a Wikipedia account 

4) Go to the Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon dashboard and sign in to record your participation.

5) Choose an artist and start writing! Work on a topic of your own or choose from the list of suggested articles. Post who you’re researching in chat in order to avoid multiple editors working on the same artist. Each article is first come, first served!

6) Consult the databases, e-books, and websites listed on the Remote Resources and Services guide to find research to support your article. We recommend starting with Oxford Art Online

7) Need help? Ask your questions in the chat and Courtney Baron, your librarian, will share her screen to walk you through the research and editing processes.

Share your progress on social media with the following hashtags:

#artandfeminism

#noweditingAF

Suggested Artists

Here is a list with links to Wikipedia entries and other resources to get you started. 

Suggested women artists with connections to Kentucky. These artists are either from Kentucky, worked in Kentucky, exhibited in Kentucky, or have holdings in Kentucky museums like the Speed Art Museum.

  1. Enid Yandell - Wikipedia article.
  2. Alma Lesch - Wikipedia article.
  3. Lucille Caudill Little - Wikipedia article.
  4. Mary Spencer Nay - Wikipedia article.
  5. Beatrice Levy - Wikipedia article
  6. Patty Prather Thum - Wikipedia article.
  7. Ebony Patterson - Wikipedia article.
  8. Marie Hansen - Wikipedia article.
  9. Martha Holmes - Wikipedia article.
  10. Adele Brandeis - Wikipedia article.
  11. Marcia Hite - Wikipedia article
  12. Mary Alice Hadley - mentioned in the Wikipedia article on Louisville Stoneware.
  13. Marion Long - Wikipedia article.
  14. Ellen Emmet Rand - Wikipedia article.
  15. Nancy Rexroth - Wikipedia article.

Other lists with women artists identified as needing Wikipedia pages, expansions, or updates:

Artists from Kentucky list on Wikipedia.

‚ÄčCrowd-sourced list of suggested articles. This includes specific projects and biographies to expand.

Artist profiles from the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Worklist from WikiProject Women Artists.

Black Lunch Table's list of visual artists from the African Diaspora who are underrepresented on Wikipedia.

Director, Bridwell Art Library

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Basic Rules for Editing in Wikipedia

Here are a few basic rules for creating and editing articles in Wikipedia:

Copyright: paraphrasing and citations are necessary. Do not copy/paste text from another website or source - paraphrasing and citation is necessary.

Neutral point of view: all articles must be written from a neutral point of view, representing views fairly and without bias.

Verifiability: all articles must have citations from verifiable, reliable sources.

Usually, academic and peer-reviewed articles are the most reliable sources. Other sources include textbooks, magazines, journals, newspapers, and books.

No original research: all articles must link to reliable, published sources. Articles may not contain your own interpretation or new analysis of published material.

Conflict of interest: You should not edit pages that represent a conflict of interest.

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