Women in Physiology Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon
|Dates:||17 October 2019|
|Times:||10:00 - 16:00|
|What is it:||Workshop|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Science and Engineering|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Current University students|
Join the University in its Ada Lovelace celebrations and help improve the gender diversity of Wikipedia.
Mathematician Ada Lovelace has long-been recognised as one of the first computer programmers from her involvement in work carried out in the 1800s. Since 2009, her contribution to the sciences is honoured annually with events which aim to raise the profile of women in science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM), and to create new role models for girls and women. Many such events are based on Wiki edit-a-thons, where groups come together to increase the number of women editing and profiled in Wikipedia.
This event focuses specifically on notable women researchers in the field of physiology, many of whom still do not have a Wikipedia biography despite their significant contributions to the discipline. The event will take place as two sessions:
Session 1, 10.00 - 13.00: Talks on Women in Physiology and Gender Disparity in Wikipedia
University of Manchester, North Campus. Sackville Street Building B-Floor Entrance Hall
10.00 - 10.10: Opening statement by Prof Dame Nancy Rothwell
10.10 - 10.40: Prof. Sue Wray, University of Liverpool: 'Women in Physiology'
10.40 - 11.20: Dr Jess Wade BEM: Gender disparity and Wikipedia
11.20 - 11.40: Dr Duncan Hull: Why Bother Editing Wikipedia?
11.40 - 11.50: Andy Mabbet: Using images in Wikipedia (tbc)
11.50 - 12.00: Closing remarks and instructions for Session 2.
12.00 - 13.00: Lunch
Session 2, 13.00 - 16.00: Wiki Edit-a-thon
University of Manchester, North Campus. Renold Building Room H1. Please bring your own laptop.
Try it yourself, experienced and non-experienced editors welcomed. You will be placed in small groups and given full guidance on how to research, create and update wiki pages. The session will be facilitated by experienced wiki-editors who will be on hand to help and answer any questions you have. Attendees will receive free Wikimedia goodies to support them to continuing editing in the future.
Travel and Contact Information
B Floor Entrance Hall
Sackville Street Building