Electrifying Women: a Wikithon – University of Leeds

18th January 2020

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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!

Book your FREE place HERE.

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: https://www.wes.org.uk/centenary-map . 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

Electrifying Women is funded by a grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Find out more here https://electrifyingwomen.org

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