Wikimedia CH/50Y Swiss Women's Suffrage/Events

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Events Overview

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Edit-a-thon BCUF & "Les (in)connues" / 19. January 2021

The Cantonal and University Library of Fribourg (BCUF) organizes a Wikipedia atelier in combination with the visit of "Les (in)connues", which introduces six women who have contributed to its history. This event is lead by Galahmm, co-founder of the Noircir Wikipédia project and secretary of Les sans pagEs, with the participation of the Museum of Art and History of Fribourg (MAHF) and the support of Wikimedia CH. For additional information and registration follow this link.


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Solothurner Filmtage: Women in Film / 20. - 27. January 2021

The 56. Edition of the Solothurner Filmtage Switzerland will take place in an online format. The collective «Who writes his_tory?» organizes a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon around the topics Women in Film and Women Filmmakers. The workshop takes place on January 26th from 10am onwards. You want to participate? Follow this link.


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Wikipedia for Peace: 50Y Women's Suffrage / 01. - 07. February 2021

This year's Wikipedia for Peace will take place online and focuses on the 50 years Women's Suffrage in Switzerland. This event is organized by the Service Civil International Switzerland and Wikimedia CH. Further information and registration? Follow this link.


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Edit-a-thon EPFL: Women in Science / 11. February 2021

EPFL and Wikimedia CH organize an Edit-a-thon focusing on women scientists. The online workshop takes place on February 11, from 2 - 7 pm. Further information and registration? Follow this link.


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Edit-a-thon Historical Museum Olten: Women Pioneers / 27. February 2021

On the occasion of the exhibition "Women Pioneers. An Appreciation" the Historical Museum in Olten, presents women from several centuries who helped to shape society within the scope of the possibilities at that time. Luisa Bertolaccini from the Historical Museum in Olten, has accepted to exclusively lead us through the closed exhibition via video streaming in German language. For the open Wikipedia writing workshop, lead by Diego Haettenschwiler, additional digitized material will be prepared and accessible. The event takes place from 10 am to 4.30 pm online. For additional information regarding the program and registration please follow this link.


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Edit-a-thon Historical Museum Lucerne: Having a Voice / 27. March 2021

The Historical Museum Lucerne presents the exhibition "Having a Voice". The Wikipedia Edit-a-thon is accompanied by the collective «Who writes his_tory?», with the support of Art + Feminism. The workshop will focus on articles regarding women's suffrage in Switzerland and will take place form 12 to 5 pm. You can attend without prior knowledge, just bring your own laptop.


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Edit-a-thon: Women for Wikipedia / 11. May 2021

Participate in the 6. edition of 'Frauen für Wikipedia', a project launched in cooperation with SRF, Ringier and Wikimedia CH. For further information please consult the project page.


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Edit-a-thon ETH Library: Professors Images & Biographies / 15. May 2021

The ETH Library Zurich has started a specific WikiProject regarding portraits of professors and their respective biographies. The ETH Library has digitized over 900 portraits and uploaded the collection to Wikimedia Commons. The Wikipedia Edit-a-thon is accompanied by Diego Haettenschwiler, a very active Wikipedian and Member of Wikimedia CH. Additional information and registration possibilities will be available soon under this link.


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In-Person Edit-a-thon: Frauenbewegungen-Mouvements féministes Biel-Bienne / 29. May 2021

Organised by the Biel Frauenstreik collective, this workshop is part of a Wikimedia project that celebrates the women of Biel that fought for the rights of women and the social movements they created to further their cause in Biel and in Switzerland. Bilingual workshop, French and German. For further information please consult the project page.


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Online Edit-a-thon Zurich Tanzt: Zurich Dance Professionals / 30. May 2021

The Edit-a-thon at Zurich tanzt is a cooperation between SAPA, the Swiss Archives on Performing Arts, Zurich tanzt, Wikimedia CH and «Who writes his_tory?». On May 17, SAPA will present the Zurich dance film role online with video excerpts from pieces by Zurich dancers from 1979 to 2000. On May 30, 2021 from 10 am to 4 pm, a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon will be carried out, in which systematic contributions to the dance professionals will be created or improved. Additional information and registration possibilities will follow soon.


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Edit-a-thon Gosteli Foundation / 28. August 2021

The Gosteli Foundation is an archive on the history of women in Switzerland. Under the lead of Diego Haettenschwiler, a Wikipedia writing workshop will take place at the Gosteli archives in Worblaufen, Bern. You can attend without prior knowledge, just bring your own laptop. For registration please follow this link.


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Edit-a-thon Historical Museum Baden: Women in Lexicons / 26. September 2021

Women in the Lexicons! A Wikipedia writing workshop at the Historical Museum in Baden for those interested on the occasion of 50 years of women's suffrage, focusing on the industrial history, with Edith Werffeli, cultural anthropologist, and under the expert guidance of Wikimedia CH.


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Edit-a-thon think tank foraus: Women in Foreign Affairs / 25. - 26. October 2021

In collaboration with the think tank foraus - Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy, Wikimedia CH organizes an in-person 2-day writing workshop whose aim is to give visibility to women in the field of international affairs and foreign policy. Participants will have the opportunity to write Wikipedia articles as well as blog posts featured on foraus’ website. Additional information and registration possibilities will follow soon.


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Edit-a-thon Château de Morges: Women and Power / Fall 2021

In cooperation with Château de Morges and Château de Chillon, Wikimedia CH organizes a Wikipedia writing atelier with focus on the women's role in the face of political, religious and military powers in Switzerland and Europe (16th - 20th centuries), based on their exhibition "Le sexe faible?".


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Edit-a-thon Swiss National Library: Vote Now! / Fall 2021

On the occasion of the exhibition Vote Now! The Swiss National Library and Wikimedia CH are planning to offer a Wikipedia workshop. What are the limits of political participation at the federal level? How have they changed over the past fifty years? How can participation be created? The exhibition asks these questions - and uses the collections as a space for reflection.