Submissions:2019/Wikidata-fying Northeastern University's "Women Writers in Review" initiative

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This submission has been noted and is pending review for WikiConference North America 2019.


Wikidata-fying Northeastern University's "Women Writers in Review" initiative


Inclusion and Diversity

Type of session:



"Women Writers in Review" is an initiative of the Digital Scholarship Group at Northeastern University where I serve as Visiting Scholar. The initiative encompasses pre-20th-century English language women writers, their works, reviews of their works, and ratings of the reviews assigned by academics. It supports research into the transatlantic reception and readership of early texts by women. Reception history rubrics exist, and using structured data to understand "cultures of reception" enables analysis, identification, and depiction of gender bias. With the assistance of others, I've developed a Wikidata model to depict this research. The session will includes approaches to this work, and how this model creates an opportunity for other academic institutions to contribute their unique data sets.

Academic Peer Review option:


Author name:

Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight

E-mail address:

Wikimedia username:


Affiliated organization(s):

Northeastern University; WikiWomen's User Group; Women in Red; WMDC

Estimated time:

30 minutes

Preferred room size:

seats 30-40

Special requests:


Have you presented on this topic previously? If yes, where/when?:

Presentation1 of this topic occurred at LD4 conference (Boston, May 2019); it was an introduction to an idea. Presentation2 occurred at Wikimania (Stockholm, August 2019); it articulated preparation for the "data dump" and property proposal process. Presentation3 will occur at Wikidatacon (Berlin, October 2019); this will be subsequent to the "data dump". WCNA will be Presentation4; it will include additional learnings subsequent to Wikidatacon and, hopefully, an announcement of other academic insitutions who will add their "cultures of reception" data.

If your submission is not accepted, would you be open to presenting your topic in another part of the program? (e.g. lightning talk or unconference session)

Yes; lightning talk.