Edinburgh University Wikipedia:Meetup
About the Edinburgh University Wikipedia:Meetup
Our mission is to grow and support a community of Wiki-editors at the University of Edinburgh with the express purpose to raise the profile of local history and events.
In the spirit of open access education and advancing web literacy, students, staff, academics and friends are invited to a monthly lunch hour of knowledge creation.
We will have a themed program of article writing and image/picture creation that changes on a monthly bases: informed by either University, citywide or international activity.
We wish to acknowledge that much of our community's Wikipedia editing skill are owed to the passions of Ally Crockford NLS Wikimedian in Residence. Ally has also written much of the following instruction, which was most helpful during the Women, Science and Scottish History on Wikipedia: University of Edinburgh 2015 Innovative Learning Week editathons.
How do I prepare?
Once you have registered to attend an session, there are a few things you can do to prepare before you attend:
- Create a Wikipedia account
- If you are joining online, please prepare in advance using this preparation & joining information
- Learn about editing if you like: visit the Wikipedia Tutorial, or Getting started on Wikipedia for more information
- Think about what article you would like to edit - you can even prepare some materials to bring with you on the day
Information about the research material available for use will be provided here as topics are confirmed. Participants are encouraged to make full use of the University of Edinburgh's extensive online resources, such as databases and e-journals, as well as any of their own research material that they may have access to.
Additional resources are available through the National Library of Scotland's digital galleries and licensed digital collections. Any NLS reader has free access to the licensed digital collections with an online account, and if you are not a reader, you can become one quickly and easily by registering as a new user or a new online user using any residential address in Scotland.
If it is your first time editing Wikipedia, you might find some of the following instructional videos helpful.
Video: Creating a user page
Video: Talk pages
Video: Basic editing techniques
Video: Improving an article on Wikipedia
Video: Creating an article on Wikipedia
Video: Understanding Wiki Categories
Once you have signed up and created your Wikipedia account, why not add your username below? Don't worry about formatting if you aren't sure, we can help you on the day!
- Eugenia Twomey (User:ETwomey)
- Christine Sinclair (User:CMSinclair)
- Gavin Willshaw (User:gweduni)
- Anne-Marie Scott (User:Ammienoot)
- Ally Crockford (User:ACrockford)
- Jo Spiller (User:Spillerjzy)
- Sarah Ames (User:semames)
- Ianthe Sutherland (User:Ianthe88)
- Claire Knowles (User:Seesmith)
- Alison McNaughton
- Alex Burford (User:Salomemaloney)
- Nic S (User:Nic s 001)
- Ellen Spaeth
- Stewart Lamb Cromar (User:Cromar)
- Edinburgh Seven
- Isabel Thorne
- Edith Pechey
- Matilda Chaplin
- Margaret Todd
- Helen Evans
- Mary Anderson
- Pechey-Phipson Sanatorium for Women and Children
- Bruntsfield Hospital
- Masson Hall
- Cama Hospital for Women and Children
- Edinburgh University Women’s Union
- Edinburgh Association for the University Education of Women
- Elsie Inglis Memorial Hospital
- Scottish Women's Hospitals for Foreign Service
- Elsie Inglis' maternity hospice at 219 the High Street
- Edinburgh School of Medicine for Women
- Louisa Stevenson
- Elsie Inglis
- Emily Blackwell
- Christian Guthrie Wright
- Frances Simson
- Jessie MacLaren MacGregor - one of the two women to first graduate from the University of Edinburgh's medical school in 1898
- Mona Geddes - (also Alexandra (Mona) Mary Chalmers Watson) one of the two women to first graduate from the University of Edinburgh's medical school in 1898
- Emily Bovell
- Mary Anderson (also Mary Anderson Marshall)
- Sarah Mair
- Flora Stevenson
- Marion Newbigin
- Margaret Houldsworth
- Mary Crudelius
- David Masson
- Noreen Murray
- Elsie Stephenson - being worked on by en:user:semames
- Robert Christison
- Agnes McLaren
- Kate Fraser - being worked on byen:user:semames
- Margaret Fairlie
- Margaret Ida Balfour - Scottish physician and medical pioneer in India being worked on by Gweduni
- Gertrude Herzfeld
- Isabel Emslie Hutton - Mental health pioneer and author - being worked on by Quirey
- Alexandra Mary Chalmers Watson - (Mona; née Alexandra Mary Geddes, 1872–1936), medical practitioner and head of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps
- Louise McIlroy
- Margaret Menzies Campbell - Dental surgeon and author. First woman ever to be granted an Honorary Dental Fellowship by the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.