Recognizing Women Artists: ART+FEMINISM @ Vanderbilt University Central Library
Why we edit
Wikimedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity, however, is not. Content is skewed by the lack of female participation. This represents an alarming absence in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge.
Let’s change that. Join us for a communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism. We will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, support and free lunch. Bring your laptop, power cord and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. People of all gender identities and expressions are invited to participate.
Two feminist historians kick off our event.
Pamela Gerrish Nunn, Dorothy K. Hohenberg Chair of Excellence, University of Memphis
11:00am Recognising Mid-19th Century Artists
Vivien Green Fryd, Professor, History of Art, Vanderbilt
11:20am Feminism 101 + Beyond
Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Time: 11:00am - 4:00pm CST
Host / Location: Vanderbilt University, Central Library, Special Collections, 419 21st Avenue South, Nashville TN 37203. Special Collections is on the 2nd floor.
Parking: Parking is available at Wesley Place Garage across 21st Ave. http://www.library.vanderbilt.edu/speccol/directions.php
Who should attend: People of all gender identities and expressions. Please ask your fellow attendees for their pronouns of choice!
Hashtag: #artandfeminism #noweditingAF
Please bring your laptop, power cord and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. For the editing-averse, we urge you to stop by to show your support. This event is free. Lunch and snacks will be served. Drop-ins welcome!
ALSO: Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the [Safe Space Policy] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/ArtandFeminism/Safespacepolicy)
Articles to Work On
Consider working on one of the artists listed on [Black Lunch Table's list](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/Black_Lunch_Table/Lists_of_Articles)
Helen Gardner, author of Art Through the Ages, a standard text for American art history classes