We’re delighted to announce that we will be hosting another edit-a-thon to celebrate International Women’s Day 2018. 2018 also marks the centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918, the legislation that first gave women the right to vote in national elections in the United Kingdom. The focus of our edit-a-thon will be on women in politics and art in the long nineteenth century.
*Please note the change to the date of this event. This is to ensure that participation will not compromise attendees’ participation in the upcoming UCU strike.*
The edit-a-thon will take place on Friday 9 March 2018, in room 317, School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London. It will be run as a drop-in session open to all from 10.30am to 4pm. It will also be possible to participate remotely. There will be some short introductory talks to get you started, and our workshop tutors will be available to answer questions in person and via email and Twitter throughout the day.
You can prepare for the workshop by setting up your Wikipedia account and following our four easy steps to get ready for the day. Please bring your laptop to the session. Hot drinks and light refreshments will be provided.
The edit-a-thon is organised in connection with the upcoming exhibition ‘Deeds Not Words: Who Got the Vote in 1918?’, based at SOAS, University of London, and the Cartoon Museum.