Dear colleagues,

Please disseminate to interested colleagues as appropriate – this event is open 
to all.

We’ve moved our #Vote100 Wikipedia editing event<tinyurl.com/Votes100> to the 
University of Edinburgh’s central campus and the Teaching Studio LG.07 at David 
Hume Tower Building. The event is part of the Festival of Creative Learning and 
2018’s celebration of one hundred years since the Representation of the People 
Act (1918)<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Representation_of_the_People_Act_1918> 
came into force and women were finally given the right to vote, almost fifty 
years after the Edinburgh Seven fought for and won the right to train and 
practice as doctors. #Vote100 #FCL18
Festival of Creative Learning events – Free and open to all!


  1.  #Vote100 Wikipedia editing event (22 February 
2018).<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:University_of_Edinburgh/Events_and_Workshops/Vote100_and_Women_in_Medicine_editathon#Booking>
  2.  Wikidata 
Hackathon<https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wikidata-hackathon-festival-of-creative-learning-tickets-42286041689>
 – Learn how to edit Wikipedia’s most exciting sister project (21 Feb).
  3.  Histropedia 
workshops<https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/histropedia-knowledge-from-wikipedia-visualised-as-dynamic-timelines-tickets-42286933356?aff=ehomecard>
 – create bespoke visually dynamic 
timelines<http://histropedia.com/showcase/wikidata-viewer.html?q=%23Timeline%20of%20University%20of%20Edinburgh%20Alumni%20%0A%0ASELECT%20?Person%20?personLabel%20?dob%20?Gender%20?Country%20?article?precision%20?image%20?Occupation%20?rank%0AWHERE%20%7B%0A%0A%0A%20%20%20%20?person%20wdt:P31%20wd:Q5%20.%20%23%20human%0A%20%20%20%20?person%20wdt:P69%20wd:Q160302%20.%20%23PlaceOfEducation%0A%20%20%20%20?person%20wdt:P19%20?birthPlace%20.%0A%20%20%20%20OPTIONAL%20%7B%20?person%20wdt:P18%20?image%20.%7D%20%23image%0A%20%20%20%20OPTIONAL%20%7B%20?person%20wdt:P106%20?occupation%20.%7D%20%23occupation%0A%20%20%20%20OPTIONAL%20%7B%20?person%20wdt:P21%20?gender%20.%7D%20%23gender%0A%20%20%20%20OPTIONAL%20%7B%20?birthPlace%20wdt:P17%20?country%20%7D%20%23place%20of%20birth%0A%20%20%20%20?person%20p:P569/psv:P569%20?dobNode%20.%20%23date%20of%20birth%0A%20%20%20%20?dobNode%20wikibase:timeValue%20?dob%20.%0A%20%20%20%20?dobNode%20wikibase:timePrecision%20?precision%20.%0A%20%20%20%20?article%20schema:about%20?person%20.%0A%20%20%20%20?article%20schema:isPartOf%20%3Chttps://en.wikipedia.org/%3E.%0A%0A%20%20%20?person%20wikibase:sitelinks%20?rank%20.%0A%0A%20%20%20%20SERVICE%20wikibase:label%20%7B%0A%20%20%20%20%20%20%20bd:serviceParam%20wikibase:language%20%22en%22.%0A?gender%20rdfs:label%20?Gender%20.%0A?person%20rdfs:label%20?Person%20.%0A?country%20rdfs:label%20?Country%20.%0A?occupation%20rdfs:label%20?Occupation.%0A%20%20%20%20%7D%0A%7D%0A%0AORDER%20BY%20DESC%20(?rank)&md=true&g=article&l=article&t=Person&s=dob&sp=precision&i=image&c=Country,Occupation,%20Gender&f=Country,Occupation,%20Gender&v=t>
 in minutes (20 Feb).

This email is to invite you take part in the event where you can learn how to 
edit, meet supportive colleagues, have refreshments and help address 
Wikipedia’s systemic bias by publishing a new article of your choice about a 
suffragette, a notable women in medicine or any of the incredible women missing 
from Wikipedia e.g. Bessie Watson, the Scottish child suffragette and 
piper<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_(Bessie)_Watson>. More 
suggestions for pages to edit are very welcome.

Bring a friend, bring two! We have a very large room, food and drink and lots 
of pages to create. No editing experience necessary, full training will be 
provided and it’s super easy (& fun) to do.

Only 17.39% of biographies on Wikipedia are about notable women so there are a 
great many notable women missing (both historic and contemporary) from 
Wikipedia and from Google’s top search results.

I hope you can find time to attend as we could greatly use your support.

Best wishes,

Ewan

Ewan McAndrew
Wikimedian in Residence

Tel: 07719 330076
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