Wikithon: Women in Leeds

A Victorian cartoon showing women talking.
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Celebrate some of the amazing women of Leeds past and present, by learning how to edit pages on Wikipedia and address its gender imbalance in this informal workshop.

With over 53 million articles, Wikipedia is hugely influential and has given the public more access to knowledge than ever before. However, Wikipedia is heavily weighted towards men, with just 18.44% of biographies on the UK site dedicated to women, and only 9% of contributors identifying as female.

Be inspired for ideas in the workshop by Leeds Libraries and Leeds Museums collections and the British Library exhibition, Unfinished Business: The Fight for Women’s Rights.

This is a friendly and practical session and no previous experience of editing Wikipedia is required.

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This is part of a series of events for Unfinished Business developed in partnership between the British Library and Leeds Libraries.

Image: Leeds Libraries collection


Name: Wikithon: Women in Leeds
Where: Online
When: -
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546
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