How does information get into Wikipedia? Who puts it there? Who edits it? (And why aren’t there more women?)
When women first matriculated to study medicine in the UK, it was at the University of Edinburgh. It didn’t go down too well – in fact, it caused a riot. Wikipedia tells us about Edinburgh Seven, but there is much more to say. And the University of Edinburgh has the evidence.
As part of the University’s Innovative Learning Week, the Moray House School of Education is joining forces with the Information Services team, the School of Literature, Languages and Cultures, EDINA and the National Library of Scotland to help people learn to edit Wikipedia, using content from the University archives.
This will be happening on campus over four afternoons, but it’s open to distance learning students, alumni, staff, and members of the public as well as campus-based students. You can sign up for as many sessions as you want while places are available.
For more information, see https://wikimedia.org.uk/wiki/Women,_Science_and_Scottish_History_editathon_series
Follow on Twitter at #ILWeditathon
Marshall Dozier and Christine Sinclair