Editathon, Swansea University Medieval Women January 2015

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Medieval Women Edit-a-thon, 28th January 2015, was arranged by the College of Arts & Humanities and the AHRC-funded 'Women Negotiating the Boundaries of Justice' project at Swansea University.
Editathon Poster

The remaining few, left after 6 hours of editing!

The editathon was arranged mainly for students and university staff, with a few experienced Wikipedians also assisted including the newly appointed Wikipedian in Residence at the National Library of Wales Jason.nlw. The event was held at the University Library, Training Room 3 at Singleton campus. Twitter @womenhistlaw.

A team from the James Lydon research centre at Trinity College Dublin participated remotely in the editathon and updated the pages of notable women of medieval Ireland.

Maria working hard on a new article in Greek: Φιτζεραλντ, Κόμισσα Ντέσμοντ (Katherine FitzGerald, Countess of Desmond).
Swansea University 1st Editathon; January 2015
Two Wiki editors, hard at work
Editathon Editors at work.jpg
Translating article into Greek.jpg
Lucy Scanlon
The Editathon team at work.jpg

Theme[edit | edit source]

The purpose of the day was to help raise the profile of medieval and early modern women on Wikipedia in any language; to date languages included English, Welsh and Greek. Many notable women only appear in the articles of their husbands, fathers, or other male family members; they deserve coverage in their own right. This Edit-a-thon entailed both - creating new pages for medieval women who id not yet have their own wikipedia articles and enhanced existing pages by adding relevant information, citations, or links. There was a particular focus on Welsh and Irish women.

This event was run as part of an exciting new AHRC-funded project which explores women's access to justice in various parts of Britain and Ireland between the twelfth and eighteenth centuries. Researchers from Swansea University, Cardiff University, and Glasgow University are collaborating to discover the ways in which women participated in the legal process. More info at: 'Women Negotiating the Boundaries of Justice: Britain and Ireland c.1100-c.1750

In Swansea[edit | edit source]

  1. Llywelyn2000 14:47, 27 November 2014 (UTC) - Robin Owain - Presenting a few wiki-skills, tips and advise.
  2. srbswansea - Sparky Booker - Women negotiating the boundaries of justice, Swansea University
  3. Whistlaw - Deborah Youngs - Women negotiating the boundaries of justice, Swansea University
  4. Ajwswansea 08:26, 10 December 2014 (UTC) Alison Williams Swansea University
  5. Ham II 14:23, 8 January 2015 (UTC) – Marc Haynes – Accredited wiki skills trainer and graduate in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies!
  6. jason.nlw - Jason Evans, Wikipedian in Residence at The National Library of Wales
  7. Gscswansea 11:25, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  8. samsheep - Sam Oakley - Research Librarian, Swansea University
  9. RickTurner62 11:25, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  10. LaurelinT
  11. LucyScan Lucy Scanlon - Swansea University
  12. A+HSubLib 11:25, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  13. Bethan581994
  14. Gemmalmond 11:26, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  15. Chris Paul Clark 11:27, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  16. David Smitherman 11:27, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  17. Kimingram 11:28, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  18. Biebrach 11:28, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  19. Minklet 11:29, 28 January 2015 (UTC) - Mike Mantin, Research Fellow, Swansea University
  20. morrisrebekah - Rebekah Morris, Swansea University

7 others were present but did not edit, or shared a computer.

From Dublin[edit | edit source]

  1. thegreatearl - Caoimhe Whelan - Trinity College Dublin
  2. Stina523 – Christina Wade - Gendered symbolism in Viking burial in Ireland, Trinity College Dublin
  3. Blackmaryted 17:13, 20 January 2015 (UTC) - Martha Dalton - Trinity College, Dublin
  4. Notairesenchae – Cherie N. Peters - Peasants and commoners in early medieval Ireland, Trinity College Dublin

Remotely from...[edit | edit source]

Total trained editors: 31

Edits[edit | edit source]

New Pages[edit | edit source]

Edited pages[edit | edit source]

Minor edits (or 'practice runs'!)[edit | edit source]

Trainers[edit | edit source]

  1. Robin Owain (WMUK)
  2. HAM II

Apologies[edit | edit source]

  • Toni Sant
  • Roberta Wedge

Photos from the day[edit | edit source]

[taken by the university, on Flickr]

Follow up[edit | edit source]

Publicity[edit | edit source]

First ever Wikipedia www.swansea.ac.uk - Edit-a-thon in Wales takes place at Swansea University