Celebrate women in archaeology, palaeontology and geology – by creating and improving Wikipedia articles!
19th October, 10.30am-5pm
Natural History Museum, London
Join TrowelBlazers (trowelblazers.tumblr.com) in a one-day Wikipedia editathon dedicated to improving the Wikipedia pages of key women in archaeology, palaeontology and geology.
Women we intend to focus on include: Dorothea Bate, Dorothy Garrod, Gertrude Caton-Thompson, Elinor W. Gardner, Etheldred Bennett, Nina Layard, Margaret Murray, Helen Muir-Wood, Grace Crowfoot
Join in online here (use the talk page for discussion!):
There will be practical training in how to edit a wikipedia page, support and resources on-hand to make editing easier, and we’ve even lined up a team of experts (biographers and historians) to talk about trowelblazing women and to lend their expertise.
There will also be a unique opportunity to see fossils from the NHM collections collected by these pioneering women - fossils not normally on display to the general public!
This event is open to those new to Wikipedia and to experienced contributors. Female editors are especially encouraged to attend.
Help us improve the visibility of a host of forgotten women in science! We can think of no better way to celebrate International Archaeology Day, Earth Science Week AND Ada Lovelace Day.
** Please bring reference material and a laptop if you have them **
For more information contact: Tori Herridge from Team TrowelBlazers (firstname.lastname@example.org) or John Cummings, Wikimedian in Residence at the Natural History Museum (email@example.com)
Wiki event page: https://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Trowel_Blazers_event
Twitter hashtags: #WISWIKI, #TrowelBlazers50, #ESW13 , #ALD13, #IAD13
Women we would like to work to improve the wikipedia pages of, to highlight their contributions to Geology, Palaeontology and Archaeology
Geology and Palaeo
Anna Maria Bisi
Jole Bovio Marconi
Michela Schiff Giorgini
Elisabeth E.C.L. During Caspers
Maria Ludwicka Bernhard
Elise Jenny Baumgartel
Amelia Blanford Edwards
Myrtle Florence Broome
Amice Mary Caverly
Joan Du Plat Taylor
Janet A. Gourlay
Henriette Antonia Groenewegen-Frankfort
Marga Masson Hardie Hasluck
Mercy Money-Coutts Seiradaki
Caroline Nestmann Peck
When & Where
TrowelBlazers is a grass-roots, crowd-sourced intitiative which celebrates the contribution of women to archaeology, palaeontology and geology - past and present.
We blog here: trowelblazers.com
We tweet here: @trowelblazers
And are on facebook here: facebook.com/TrowelBlazers