Meetup/UNC/Art + Feminism 2015

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The Art and Museum Library and Information Student Society (AMLISS) of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host its first edit-a-thon on April 7, 2015. Join AMLISS, Sloane Art Library staff, and the UNC community at UNC's Sloane Art Library (inside the Hanes Art Center) for an evening of social Wikipedia editing.

Sloane Art Library entrance at Hanes Art Center, UNC - Chapel Hill

At the edit-a-thon, which is open to the public, we will create and improve Wikipedia articles on women in art. All are invited, with no specialized knowledge of the subject or Wikipedia editing experience required. A brief overview of the basics of Wikipedia editing will be given at the start of the edit-a-thon. We will have library resources and a list of suggested topics on hand.


Wikipedia's gender trouble is well documented. In a 2011 survey, Wikimedia found that less than 13% of its contributors are female.[1] The reasons for the gender gap are up for debate: suggestions include leisure inequality, how gender socialization shapes public comportment, and the contentious nature of Wikipedia's talk pages. The practical effect of this disparity, however, is not. Content is skewed by the lack of female participation. Many articles on notable women in history and art are absent on Wikipedia. This represents an alarming aporia in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge.


WHEN: Tuesday, April 7, from 5:00 to 8:45 p.m. Come when you can, stay as long as you would like.

WHERE: Sloane Art Library, Hanes Art Center, UNC-Chapel Hill campus.

WHO: Anyone and everyone!

  • Experienced or new Wikipedians (We will provide assistance with Wikipedia formatting and syntax)
  • Amateur historians or research pros (We will have a selection of resources available for your use; we can also pull additional materials from the Sloane Art Library Collection as needed)
  • UNC faculty, staff, and students

WHAT TO BRING: A laptop. We'll help you access the University's wireless network.


  • For parking options within a few blocks of the Hanes Art Center and the Ackland Art Museum, see here. Please see the Department of Public Safety’s Map of Visitor and Metered Parking for a complete list of visitor parking on UNC’s campus.

WILL THERE BE FOOD? Yes! We'll have pizza and soft drinks for participants.

Suggested Topics[edit]

Artists in NC Women Artists' artists files (Sloane Art Library)[edit]

  • Rosalie Hook
  • Annie Hooper
  • Ethel Hughes
  • Mary Duffy Hughes
  • Lucia Johnson
  • Helen Lockie Jones and Family
  • Katheryn Kortheuer
  • Adelaide Kron
  • Elizabeth Kron
  • Helen MacMillan Lane
  • Clare Leighton
  • Margaret Walthour Lippitt
  • Mary Pascard Lynch
  • Elizabeth Reeves Lyons
  • Elizabeth Hamrick Mack
  • Sue McClure
  • Marianna Manasse
  • Mary Anne Mason
  • Ruth Huntington Moore
  • Margaret Warner Morley
  • Katherine Morris
  • Margaret Munch
  • Mary Arnold Nash
  • Primrose Paschal
  • Ida Isabella Poteat
  • Irene Price
  • Mabel Pugh
  • Heslope Purefoy
  • Mary Graves Rees
  • Jenny Rembert
  • Wautell Selden
  • Mitzi Shewmake
  • Jean Patterson Simons
  • Ruth Faison Shaw

  • Edith Branson Smith
  • Julie Speight
  • Martha Strawn
  • Beth Sutherland
  • Gilda Morena Syverson
  • Mary Tannahill
  • Monika Teal
  • Florence Thomas
  • Mary Leath Thomas
  • Rosie G. Thompson
  • Helen Thrush
  • Mary Tillery
  • Susan Toplikar
  • Sarah Everett Lee Toy
  • Kathy Triplett
  • Patricia Turlington
  • Lena Alice Tuttle
  • Caroline Hickman Vaughan
  • Elizabeth Vitezy
  • Katherine E. Vogel
  • Jayne Davis Wall
  • Katherine Wolf Webb
  • Bernice West
  • Bessie Willard
  • Cordelia Williams
  • Ethel Williams
  • Jane Iredell Meares Williams
  • Martha Grove Williams
  • Mary Lyde Hicks Williams
  • Anne Woodson
  • Bayard Wootten
  • Virginia Wright-Frierson
  • Ellen Zahorec
  • Mary Ann Zotto

UNC Chapel Hill Faculty Artists[edit]

  • Joy Cox, Lecturer and Digital Lab Manager, UNC-CH
  • Beth Grabowski, Zachary Taylor Smith Distinguished Term Professor, UNC-CH, Printmaking, Book Art, Design, Studio Pedagogy
  • Sabine Gruffat, Assistant Professor, UNC-CH, Open source software, Physical computing, Kinetic and interactive installation, Tactical media, Computer animation, Digital media production, Sound art
  • Susan Harbage Page, Assistant Professor, UNC-CH, Women's and Gender Studies
  • Roxana Perez-Mendez, UNC-CH,Associate Professor, Sculpture
  • Elin O’Hara Slavick, Distinguished Term Professor, UNC-CH, Conceptual Photography and Interdisciplinary Practices
  • Hong-An Truong, Assistant Professor, UNC-CH,Video, Performance and Critical Theory
  • Lien Truong, Assistant Professor, UNC-CH, Painting, Drawing and Mixed Media
  • Jina Valentine, Assistant Professor, UNC-CH, Mixed Media and Text-based Art

Recipients of NC Arts Council Artist Fellowships[edit]

  • Kiki Farish, drawing (Raleigh)
  • Heather Gordon, painting (Durham)
  • Maready Evergreen, drawing/printmaking (Durham)
  • Stacey Kirby, performance art (Durham)
  • Jeana Eve Klein, fiber (Boone)

More listings can be found on the NC Arts Council website

Art + Feminism Research Resources[edit]

Sample citation for sources found in Sloane Art Library artists' files:

Wilmington Messenger, Wilmington, NC. 8 October 1888. Mary Beall Folder. North Carolina Women Artists Archive. Sloane Art Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Wikipedia Help[edit]

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Video tutorials[edit]

Other local edit-a-thons[edit]

This is one of several edit-a-thons happening in Chapel Hill and Durham in March and April 2015. If you're in the area, please consider participating in the following meet-ups as well!


Please add your name below if you are planning to attend.

  • JJ Bauer, Art Department Visual Resources Curator
  • Josh Miller's Women's Studies class (instructor + 13 students), Department of Political Science
  • Anne Ligon Harding, AMLISS webmaster (School of Information and Library Science)
  • Kim Henze, AMLISS President (UNC: SILS/Art Dept)
  • Sara Paschal, AMLISS Secretary (UNC, SILS)
  • Ashlyn Velte, SLA Secretary (UNC, SILS)
  • Heather Gendron, Head of the Sloane Art Library
  • LilacLens (talk)
  • Morgan McKeehan, Graduate Research Assistant, Sloane Art Library UNC-CH
  • Frankcjones (talk) 02:48, 7 April 2015 (UTC) I've been assisting with edit-a-thons at UNC since 2013. While I can't be at this one in person, due to a schedule conflict, I'll be available online and watching my talk page from 5:00 - 6:00. Let me know if I can answer any questions or help in any way.


  1. Glott, Ruediger; et al. "Wikipedia Survey – Overview of Results" (PDF). United Nations University. Retrieved 24 November 2014.