Wikipedia:Meetup/Providence/Brown Wadewitz Memorial 2014

Writing for Wadewitz: An Adrianne Wadewitz Memorial Edit-a-Thon
Thursday May 22, 1:30-6pm, Digital Scholarship Lab in Rockefeller Library at Brown University

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When: May 22, 1:30-6pm
Where: Digital Scholarship Lab in Rockefeller Library at Brown University.

What to bring: Your laptop and a power adapter.
Cost: Free

You do not need to be an experienced Wikipedia editor in order to attend, just bring a willingness to learn.

Hashtags: #wadewitz and #wikiwomen
Facebook:WikiWomen’s Collaborative and FemTechNet.

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This edit-a-thon is part of a worldwide series of tributes.


Dr. Adrianne Wadewitz was an influential member of the Wikipedia community who died suddenly in April 2014. This loss has deeply affected Wikipedia and the academic world. Her work is recognized internationally as helping to encourage more women to contribute to Wikipedia to tackle the gender gap and systemic bias in its content. Wadewitz was one of the first academics to bring Wikipedia into the classroom as part of the Wikipedia Education Program, working with her students to improve Wikipedia instead of writing traditional term papers. At the time of her death, she was Mellon Digital Scholarship Fellow at Occidental College. She had over 50,000 edits and wrote numerous featured and good articles, including Mary Wollstonecraft.

You can read more about Wadewitz and her contributions via The Wikipedia Signpost, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, and the Omaha World-Herald.


Tentative: Subject to Change:
1:30pm-1:45pm:Check-in and welcome
1:45pm-2:30pm: Beginner intro to Wikipedia editing, Q&A, self-organization
2:30pm- 5:00pm: Editing Time
5:30 - 6:00pm:Wrap-up and Thanks



  1. FaulkTest (talk) 20:34, 7 May 2014 (UTC)
  2. Dialectric (talk) 08:20, 17 May 2014 (UTC)
  3. Iscamaya (talk) 20:09, 22 May 2014 (UTC)
  4. Vashti James (talk) 20:11, 22 May 2014 (UTC)
  5. --BrownBear2014 (talk) 20:46, 22 May 2014 (UTC)
  6. --Mylonas (talk) 21:08, 22 May 2014 (UTC)
  7. --Telepathic a game
  8. 18concord (talk) 21:47, 22 May 2014 (UTC)


  1. I'll try to show up around 4pm Kzirkel (talk) 14:54, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

Unable to attend, but wish to be informed about future meetupsEdit

A Little Editing HelpEdit


More coming soon. Until then, here are some possible topics to start thinking of (feel free to add your own). Also see WikiWomen's History Month To-do List, which links to a lot of other great to-do lists.

Women in Providence/Rhode Island/New England HistoryEdit

Articles in Need of CreationEdit

Articles in Need of Editing and ExpansionEdit

Women in PoliticsEdit

  • Victoria Claflin Woodhull, 19th-century stockbroker, first female candidate for U.S. President, printed first English version of Marx's Communist Manifesto

Women in the SciencesEdit

Much of this is taken from the 2013 Ada Lovelace Wikipedia Write-In at Brown:

Articles in Need of CreationEdit

Articles in Need of Editing and ExpansionEdit

Women in the ArtsEdit


Through Brown LibrariesEdit

Links coming soon:

Online Resources from the Pembroke CenterEdit

Free OnlineEdit

Through Rhode Island Historical Society (RIHS)Edit

Resources from Past Write-InsEdit

2014 Art and Feminism Wikipedia Write-InEdit

2013 Ada Lovelace Write-In at Brown Women in STEM:Edit

More Women in STEMEdit

Bedi, J.E. "Innovative Lives: Exploring the History of Women Inventors". Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation. Smithsonian.
Satrom, Heater. "Papers Illustrates Woman Inventor's Life and Work". Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation. Smithsonian.

  • Subject: Marion O'Brien Donovan.

Women of Invention: Women Inventors and Patent Holders (Library of Congress) Bibliography


Rhode Island WomenEdit

Laxton, Glenn V. Hidden History of Rhode Island: Not-to-be-Forgotten Tales of the Ocean State. Charleston, SC: History Press, 2009.

Women in R.I. History: Making a Difference. Providence: Providence Journal Co., 1994.

Women in STEMEdit

Gornick, Vivian. Women in Science: Then and Now. Revised 25th Anniversary Edition. New York: The Feminist Press (NYU), 2009.
Jardins, Julie Des. The Madame Curie Complex. New York: The Feminist Press (NYU), 2010.


  1. New article on Annette Coleman (pending review)
  2. Added to the Joice Heth article, including images. --Iscamaya (talk) 20:19, 22 May 2014 (UTC)
  3. Revisions and citations added to Nancy Elizabeth Prophet's page
  4. New article on Sarah Elizabeth Doyle
  5. BrownBear2014 Revised and Added to E-Science librarianship including adding [pioneering female information studies scholars to E-Science Librarianship] and [important female leader in providing e-Science librarianship skills to librarians] --BrownBear2014 (talk) 20:52, 22 May 2014 (UTC)
  6. added new images to Providence Athenaeum, also added an "Athenaeum Today" section, which I hope someone will fill!
  7. Enhanced article on Maud Howe Elliott -- Mylonas (talk) 21:09, 22 May 2014 (UTC)
  8. New article on Christiana Carteaux Bannister
  9. Worked on the Sarah Doyle article
  10. uploaded public domain image of Christiana Carteaux Bannister to Wikimedia Commons; added it and another image, and a short bibliography to her newly create page!
  11. linked Sarah Doyle article to Pembroke and Sarah Doyle Center entries