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WCCWiki Workshop 2018

26 July 2018

The next Women’s Classical Committee Wikipedia Project (#WCCWiki) workshop and editathon will be held at the Department of Greek and Latin, UCL, on September 20th 2018. The workshop will be led by Kelly Foster (an experienced Wikipedia trainer), Claire Millington (KCL) and Emma Bridges (ICS).

This workshop will take place from 12-5pm. Exact schedule TBC.

Wikipedia holds around 200 biographies of classicists, of which, at the start of this initiative, only approximately 10% were dedicated to women. This is the WCC UK’s third event of its kind, taking steps towards redressing the gender imbalance by training and encouraging classicists to edit Wikipedia with this focus.

Places are limited, so registration through Eventbrite is essential. This event is free to attend thanks to the support of the Leventis Fund. Refreshments will be provided. The workshop will take place in G09 (Otto Skutsch Room), Gordon House, UCL. The venue is on the ground floor and access is step free. There is an accessible toilet and nearby rest space.

People not attending the event in person can join in with the online editing session: our chat channel, irc://freenode/wccwiki, will be open from 1pm onwards.

Read Victoria Leonard’s article on the #WCCWiki project in the THE: How we doubled the representation of female classical scholars on Wikipedia.

See videos from previous editathons.