The Art and Museum Library and Information Student Society (AMLISS) of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host its first edit-a-thon on April 7, 2015. Join AMLISS, Sloane Art Library staff, and the UNC community at UNC's Sloane Art Library (inside the Hanes Art Center) for an evening of social Wikipedia editing.
At the edit-a-thon, which is open to the public, we will create and improve Wikipedia articles on women in art. All are invited, with no specialized knowledge of the subject or Wikipedia editing experience required. A brief overview of the basics of Wikipedia editing will be given at the start of the edit-a-thon. We will have library resources and a list of suggested topics on hand.
Wikipedia's gender trouble is well documented. In a 2011 survey, Wikimedia found that less than 13% of its contributors are female. The reasons for the gender gap are up for debate: suggestions include leisure inequality, how gender socialization shapes public comportment, and the contentious nature of Wikipedia's talk pages. The practical effect of this disparity, however, is not. Content is skewed by the lack of female participation. Many articles on notable women in history and art are absent on Wikipedia. This represents an alarming aporia in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 7, from 5:00 to 8:45 p.m. Come when you can, stay as long as you would like.
WHERE: Sloane Art Library, Hanes Art Center, UNC-Chapel Hill campus.
WHO: Anyone and everyone!
- Experienced or new Wikipedians (We will provide assistance with Wikipedia formatting and syntax)
- Amateur historians or research pros (We will have a selection of resources available for your use; we can also pull additional materials from the Sloane Art Library Collection as needed)
- UNC faculty, staff, and students
WHAT TO BRING: A laptop. We'll help you access the University's wireless network.
WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOU ARRIVE:
- For parking options within a few blocks of the Hanes Art Center and the Ackland Art Museum, see here. Please see the Department of Public Safety’s Map of Visitor and Metered Parking for a complete list of visitor parking on UNC’s campus.
WILL THERE BE FOOD? Yes! We'll have pizza and soft drinks for participants.
Artists in NC Women Artists' artists files (Sloane Art Library) http://library.unc.edu/art/womenartists/:Edit
UNC Chapel Hill Faculty ArtistsEdit
- Joy Cox, Lecturer and Digital Lab Manager, UNC-CH
- Beth Grabowski, Zachary Taylor Smith Distinguished Term Professor, UNC-CH, Printmaking, Book Art, Design, Studio Pedagogy
- Sabine Gruffat, Assistant Professor, UNC-CH, Open source software, Physical computing, Kinetic and interactive installation, Tactical media, Computer animation, Digital media production, Sound art
- Susan Harbage Page, Assistant Professor, UNC-CH, Women's and Gender Studies
- Roxana Perez-Mendez, UNC-CH,Associate Professor, Sculpture
- Elin O’Hara Slavick, Distinguished Term Professor, UNC-CH, Conceptual Photography and Interdisciplinary Practices
- Hong-An Truong, Assistant Professor, UNC-CH,Video, Performance and Critical Theory
- Lien Truong, Assistant Professor, UNC-CH, Painting, Drawing and Mixed Media
- Jina Valentine, Assistant Professor, UNC-CH, Mixed Media and Text-based Art
Recipients of NC Arts Council Artist FellowshipsEdit
- Kiki Farish, drawing (Raleigh)
- Heather Gordon, painting (Durham)
- Maready Evergreen, drawing/printmaking (Durham)
- Stacey Kirby, performance art (Durham)
- Jeana Eve Klein, fiber (Boone)
More listings can be found on the NC Arts Council website http://www.ncarts.org/Resources/Directories/ArtistFellowshipRecipients.aspx
Art + Feminism Research ResourcesEdit
- Sloane Art Library Artists' Files
- Oxford Art Online, includes biographical info on artists (UNC campus/ONYEN access)
- Art Source (UNC campus/ONYEN access)
- Artist Biographical Dictionaries and other great resources in the Sloane Art Library
- WomenArts and
- WomenArts Network Artist Directory
- List of Directories of Women Artists
- Support Women Artists Now Day
- Jstor (subscription required - available w/ UNC onyen)
- Project MUSE (subscription required - available w/ UNC onyen)
- The Feminist Art Project at Rutgers University
- Ubu Web
- Digital Public Library of America
- Archives of American Art
- National Museum of Women in the Arts
- National Women's History Museum
- Women's History Sourcebook
- MoMA Learning
- Women Artists in the MoMA Online Collection
- Tate Learning
- The Getty Online
- New Museum Digital Archive
- Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum and
- Brooklyn Museum Feminist Art Base
- National Women's History Project
- Arts: Search
- Art and Feminism (book available at Sloane)
- The Reckoning: Women Artists of the New Millennium (book available at Sloane)
- After the Revolution: Women Who Transformed Contemporary Art (book available at Sloane)
- Canadian Art Database
- Sophia Smith Collection, Women's History Archives at Smith College
- Women & Artistic Expression, Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture, Duke University
- n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal
- Indiana University Bloomington, List of Open Access Art History Resources
- Getty Union List of Artist Names (ULAN)
- IAM Intense Art Magazine - Women in the fields of visual arts, fashion, design and architecture in Africa.
- Contemporary Arab Women's Art: Dialogues of the present, edited by Fran Lloyd (book available at Sloane)
- Canadian Women Artists History Initiative
- Artists in Canada
Sample citation for sources found in Sloane Art Library artists' files:
Wilmington Messenger, Wilmington, NC. 8 October 1888. Mary Beall Folder. North Carolina Women Artists Archive. Sloane Art Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
- Determining Notability of Creative Professionals
- Conflict of Interest in Wikipedia Editing
- Verifying Reliable Sources
- Art + Feminism Beginner Training Video Part 1- Making Simple edits on Wikipedia
- Art + Feminism Beginner Training Video Part 2 - Using your sandbox and adding citations
- Art + Feminism Beginner Training Video Part 3 - Best practices and Wikipedia policies
- Art + Feminism Advanced FAQ: Adding Images to Wikimedia Commons
- Art + Feminism Advanced FAQ: Creating New Pages on Wikipedia
- Art + Feminism Advanced FAQ: Talk Pages on Wikipedia
- Art + Feminism Advanced FAQ: Wikipedia Notability Guidelines
- Art + Feminism Advanced FAQ: Adding Infoboxes to Wikipedia Articles
- Art + Feminism Advanced FAQ: Advanced FAQ: Adding Images to Wikipedia Articles
Other local edit-a-thonsEdit
This is one of several edit-a-thons happening in Chapel Hill and Durham in March and April 2015. If you're in the area, please consider participating in the following meet-ups as well!
- 7 March 2015, Durham, NC: Art + Feminism Durham Edit-a-thon
- 25 March 2015, Duke University: Women at Duke Edit-a-thon
- 1 April 2015, UNC-Chapel Hill: American Indians in NC Edit-a-thon
- 8 April 2015, UNC-Chapel Hill: African American Soldiers in US Wars Edit-a-thon
- 16 April 2015, UNC-Chapel Hill: Women in Science Edit-a-thon
Please add your name below if you are planning to attend.
- JJ Bauer, Art Department Visual Resources Curator
- Josh Miller's Women's Studies class (instructor + 13 students), Department of Political Science
- Anne Ligon Harding, AMLISS webmaster (School of Information and Library Science)
- Kim Henze, AMLISS President (UNC: SILS/Art Dept)
- Sara Paschal, AMLISS Secretary (UNC, SILS)
- Ashlyn Velte, SLA Secretary (UNC, SILS)
- Heather Gendron, Head of the Sloane Art Library
- LilacLens (talk)
- Morgan McKeehan, Graduate Research Assistant, Sloane Art Library UNC-CH
- Frankcjones (talk) 02:48, 7 April 2015 (UTC) I've been assisting with edit-a-thons at UNC since 2013. While I can't be at this one in person, due to a schedule conflict, I'll be available online and watching my talk page from 5:00 - 6:00. Let me know if I can answer any questions or help in any way.
- Glott, Ruediger; et al. "Wikipedia Survey – Overview of Results" (PDF). United Nations University. Retrieved 24 November 2014.