Submissions:2024/WikiProject Report: Women in Religion

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This submission has been noted and is pending review for WikiConference North America 2024.



Title:

WikiProject Report: Women in Religion

Type of session:

Panel

Session theme(s):

Community Engagement, Diversity & Inclusion, Research, Technology

Abstract:

The Women in Religion WikiProject was founded in 2018, with three significant goals: to increase the content about women in religion on Wikipedia; to train others interested in learning how to edit and contribute to Wikipedia and Wikidata; and to create reliable, secondary sources about women in religion. To that end, we have been involved in several impactful projects; most recently, the publication of three monographs of biographies about notable women in religion (with a fourth currently in the planning stage) and experimentations with AI to assist editors in using that technology to increase content about underrepresented people and topics on Wikipedia. We also have monthly zoom planning sessions and editathons. This panel will report on our projects and the signficant contributions we've made to Wikipedia and to Wikidata. Websites: WikiProject (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Women_in_Religion), Usergroup (https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Women_in_Religion_User_Group)

Author name(s):

Christine Meyer, Colleen Hartung, Rosalind Hinton, Win Whelan, Clifford Anderson, others

Wikimedia username(s):

Figureskatingfan

E-mail address:

christinewmeyer@gmail.com

Affiliated organization(s):

Able to attend without scholarship?

Yes

Estimated length of session

45 minutes

Will you be presenting remotely?

Okay to livestream?

Livestreaming is okay

Previously presented?

Yes, Wikimania, religious conferences

Special requests: