Community Hours: Closing Wikipedia’s Gender Gap(s)?
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Quantifying and Assessing the Impact of Two Feminist Interventions
Recent research from Isabelle Langrock and Sandra González-Bailón at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania evaluates the work of Art+Feminism and another feminist edit-a-thon, 500 Women Scientists, in closing Wikipedia’s gender gap. They look at over 11,000 Wikipedia biographies, and find that while women’s pages are usually shorter and less frequently viewed than men’s biographies in the same professional categories, pages that are edited by Users associated with the edit-a-thons are, on average, longer and viewed more. This work shows that these feminist edit-a-thons are indeed working to close information gaps related to gender, feminism, and in the case of Art+Feminism events, the arts, beginning with Wikipedia.
We invite you to join us on Monday, September 19 at 5:00 pm UTC for a special Community Hour session featuring Isabelle Langrock sharing more about her research.
The meeting will be held in English. We will do our best to accommodate interpretation requests made at least one week in advance (September 12). Please let us know if you need any access accommodations to participate in this meeting.
Please register by 1700 UTC on Friday, September 16. The meeting link will be sent to all registered participants. If you do not receive the link, please email email@example.com
Data/Internet Connectivity Reimbursement
For Community Hours attendees who reside in regions where expenses for private internet/data costs are prohibitively expensive, Art+Feminism is able to offer a $5 USD stipend to offset costs. The form will be available at the session.