2021 YEG Art + Feminism: Writing queer art history into Wikipedia

February 24th, 2021 1:00pm - 2:30pm MST

March 17th, 2021 1:00pm - 2:30pm MST

March 24th, 2021 1:00pm - 4:00pm MST

Mitchell Art Gallery, MacEwan University Faculty of Fine Art & Communications, MacEwan University Library, University of Alberta Library, and the Alberta University of the Arts
YEG Art + Feminism Edit-a-thon details

YEG Art + Feminism is going virtual this year! Inspired by the Mitchell Art Gallery exhibition Dress & Escapism: Performance of Identity through Drag and Burlesque Costume 2021 YEG A + F is writing queer art history into Wikipedia 

February 24 Critically Reading Wikipedia

Join us via Zoom for the first YEG A + F event in our Wikipedia edit-a-thon series, as we discuss how to critically examine the construction of Wikipedia and the ways you can contribute and engage in editing as information activism!
The event will also feature a collaborative group activity with the aim of creating a crowdsourced list of articles to work on for the final edit-a-thon. We will be asking participants to go to Wikipedia and start making note of what is missing or poorly represented.


March 17 Research Sprint 

Join us for a virtual Research Sprint as we build on our crowdsourced list and identify sources that can be used to create and edit the Wikipedia pages in our edit-a-thon. The afternoon will begin with a short lecture on Wikipedia’s verifiability policy, what Wikipedia means when it asks for a reliable source , and assist you in finding good quality sources about our local arts community.  

March 24 Let’s Edit! 

We will start with a 20 minute Wikipedia training refresh session, participants will gather in breakout rooms on Zoom and put their digital skills into practice in a supportive setting and work collaboratively to improve representation online for the benefit of people everywhere. There are several ways in which participants can contribute in addition to writing such as adding citations, doing additional research, grammar edits, etc, and training and support throughout the event will be available. 

Join us as we work on creating better representation on Wikipedia that captures the rich history of LGBTTQIA+ visual artists, musicians, authors, burlesque, drag queens and activists in Edmonton, Alberta, and environs.