Royal Armoury write women’s history March 8

By on March 1, 2017

On March 8, International Women’s Day, organizes Royal Armoury write cottage Art + Feminism. It is born out of a global initiative where volunteers since 2014 provided near 300 Wikipedia Print houses worldwide. All with the same desire to improve representation among Wikipedia writers and to include the forgotten people in our common history. Since its inception has thousands of articles about women in history been written.

But still missing today articles on many notable and famous women in history and art. The majority of those who write on Wikipedia are men.

– It’s both fun and good that we organize write cottage Art + Feminism. It is important for us that all the knowledge that is produced here at the museum, also will be available to all! Wikipedia is an encyclopedia where everyone can contribute, and since this imbalance is clear, we believe it is our responsibility and everyone’s to try to change it and overall improve the information on Wikipedia, says Linnéa Karlberg, digital coordinator at the Royal Armoury.

Write cottage held on Wednesday, March 8 in the Royal Armoury stensal, at Slottsbacken 3. Drop in at 12-20. The prompt is to write about a person that you think is missing in the historiography on Wikipedia.

Wikipedians and personnel from the Royal Armoury is in place for instructions and assistance. All who want shall bring their own computer and relevant reference.

Detailed information and suggestions for topics and other information: here >>

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