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Come help document and celebrate the achievements of women to kick off Women’s History Month! On Saturday February 27, Saint Joseph’s University will host a lecture and Wikipedia edit-a-thon. Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia that anyone can access and edit, is the 7th most visited website in the world and currently has over 5 million English-language articles written by average people. Yet, just 13% of Wikipedia contributors are women. Come learn what you can do about it. No technical skills or previous experience with editing Wikipedia required.
Dr. Michelle Moravec (digital humanist, blogger, and Associate Professor of American History/Women and Gender Studies at Rosemont College) will begin the day with a lecture entitled “Write Women Back Into History.” Dr. Moravec will talk about interventions into women’s history on Wikipedia as part of a long history of efforts by non-historians to write women back into our understanding of the past.
Join us for coffee from 9-9:30 AM, lecture from 9:30-10:45 AM, and edit-a-thon from 11 AM – 1:30 PM. Lunch is included for edit-a-thon participants!
This event is co-sponsored by the Communication Studies Department and the Women’s Center at SJU.
Registration is required. Please register by February 25 at this link: http://www.sju.edu/int/academics/cas/commstudies/moravec.html
Forward any questions to Rachael Sullivan at email@example.com.
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