Webinar: Wikipedia and Women in Science
This Zoom webinar aired June 25, 2020. Watch a recording in the player above.
Learn how to contribute to Wikipedia and use that knowledge to close the gender gap that exists in representing women in science. Wikipedia is the fifth-most visited website globally yet it still lacks complete profiles about women in science. With your help, we can change that.
As a bonus, Dr. Warren Wagner, a botanist at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, and Dr. Elizabeth Harmon, a digital curator at our Smithsonian Institution Archives, provide insights into the legacy of Dr. Vicki Funk, who initiated the list of women in science and the importance of recovering the stories and contributions of women in science. Together, Funk, Harmon, and many Smithsonian scientists and researchers have compiled a list of more than 400 women in science who have not been fully recognized on Wikipedia.
This event was a collaboration between the Smithsonian’s American Women's History Initiative and the National Museum of Natural History. #BecauseOfHerStory
Related Event: 2021 Wikipedia & Women in Science Edit-a-thon
Free Training, Thursday, March 25, 2021
During this training, attendees of all experience levels will learn the basics of how to edit Wikipedia by updating articles related to the history of women in science at the Smithsonian Institution in connection with the Funk List. Presenters will share how editors might research the work of these women in the absence of personal papers and institutional records.