ResearcHERs Wikipedia Edit-a-thon 2017

This event was held on the 25th August 2017 simultaneously at Parkville and Southbank campuses. Opened by the Provost, Professor Margaret Sheil, the day featured a range of sessions on different aspects of Wikipedia, training and informing on content creation, Wikipedia protocols and guidelines, and Wikidata. View the event's Wikipedia page here.

Overall, as part of this event, 38 pages were created, 17 new users made accounts, and 74 revisions were made. A number of articles were created on the day for a variety of notable women working in many fields, including pages for:

  • Mildred Barnard
  • Kathleen Funder
  • Jean Laby
  • Diane Lemaire
  • Philippa Maddern
  • Lorna McConchie
  • Dulcie Hollyock
  • Constance (Connie) Frazer
  • Alice Hoy
  • Kiffy Rubbo
  • Hilda Bastian
  • Jocelyn Hyslop.

As part of the exercise, a new category was created for the University of Melbourne, and 112 pages were added to it

3CR Radio interviewed Dr. Hannah McCann, Lecturer in Gender Studies at the University, one of the organisers:

Read Pursuit article Balancing the history books, one Wikipedia entry a time written by Dr. Mary Tomsic (ARC Postdoctoral Research Associate, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne) and Deborah Thomas (Senior Policy & Strategy Advisor, University of Melbourne) published 11 December 2017.

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon "I Made the Internet Smarter Today" 2018

A second Wikipedia Edit-a-thon was held on Friday 31 August 2018.  The event saw new and experienced Wikipedians come together for a relaxed day of Wikipedia editing, discussions, and upskilling. At lunchtime, we joined colleagues at La Trobe University for a virtual "#shutupandWiki" session, an hour of intensive editing.  A highlight was "I Made the Internet Smarter Today" badge-making.