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Wiki-Food and Mostly Women
May 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pmFree
Spend a day diversifying Wikipedia’s food-related topics
Help redress the Wikipedia gender imbalance by spending a day improving its coverage of food related topics, especially but not exclusively those related to women, in this Wiki-editathon.
Join a group of Wiki-editors, originally created by the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery and the British Library in 2014, which includes leading food scholars, students and interested amateurs, with members contributing from across the globe.
The group is part of a broader effort led by Wikipedia to redress imbalances in its current content. Although it’s ‘free and anyone can contribute’, Wikipedia discovered that over 90% of those who actually do so are white men. Join us to tackle this gender imbalance in the food-arena as a dedicated part of Wikipedia’s effort to improve these statistics across a spectrum of fields.
Participants of all backgrounds and experience levels are welcome. This event is only bookable by phone. When booking, participants will be asked their experience of editing Wiki, and details of any particular topic or individual they are interested in editing or writing about.