Wikimedia CH/Newsletter/03/2017

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Please find Wikimedia CH's newsletter for the month of March
If you wish to share an event or activity through this newsletter, please feel free to send us a message at Happy reading!



Reminder: WMCH's general Assembly will be taking place in Lucerne on the Saturday 8th April
Wikimedia CH's next General Assembly will be taking place at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. Please consult the program for the day:
- 10h15-14h00: WMCH General Assembly
- 14h00-15h00: Standing lunch/catering
- 15h00-15h45: Podium Discussion (with people from the uni, Wikimedia and Wikitolearn)
- 15h45-18h00: 2 workshops

  • One about becoming a new Wikipedia contributor
  • A second one about Wikitolearn for people teaching at the University

You may read further about these events via our website.


Save the date for WMCH's idea creation workshop that will be taking place on Saturday 6th May in Olten
Following last year's success of the first edition of the idea creation workshop, Wikimedia CH will be carrying out the second edition on Saturday 6th May in Olten. Save the date to join us to brainstorm and discuss projects submissions from members of the WMCH community to help build the association's Annual Plan 2018.

The Wikipedia project "les sans pagEs" officially created their non for profit association
The Wikipedia project "les sans pagEs" works at improving the visibility of Women on Wikipedia. The association was recently set up following the success of the "lets fill the gender gap" workshops in Geneva in 2015 and 2016. The initiative is supported by the Wikimedia Foundation. If you wish to support the initiative and become a member please use the following link.

What is coming up next?[edit]

WWHenderson20, CC-BY-SA 3.0

The registration for GLAM-on-Tour in Freiburg (28th April/1st May) is open until 8th April
The registration page for the 2nd edition of GLAM-on-tour is open until 8th of April.This year it will take place in Fribourg from 28th April to the 1st May. Right within the Röstigraben, the bilingual event will focus on the topic of Gutenberg and the counter-Reformation. If you are interested, feel free to read further about the event and register to participate via the project page in German and English.

Save the dates: Women Edit Switzerland 2017
Save the dates for Wikipedia Editing-Sessions for Women in 2017: May 11th, September 19th, October 18th and November 16th at the Impact Hub in Zurich from 6:30 to 9pm.

List of events[edit]

You may also consult the upcoming list of all the events happening in Switzerland through the Wikimedia CH website.

Date Events Location
03.04.2017 - 09h00 to 17h30 Information day for the French speaking area - project page on Wikipedia Vaud Cantonal Archives, Lausanne
08.04.2017 - 10h00 to 18h00 WMCH General Assembly Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
27.04 - 18h30 to 21h00 Wikipedia presentation to the association Femmes Juristes Suisse ( Register by sending an email to before the 24th April) Bénévolat Vaud, Lausanne
28.04. to 01.05.2017 - 19h00 to 12h30 GLAM-on-tour project page BCUF, Fribourg
29.04.2017 - 09h30 to 18h00 Open Education Day 2017 FHNW Brugg-Windisch, Bahnhofstr. 6, 5210 Windisch (area map)
06.05.2017 - all day Save the date for the WMCH idea creation workshop Olten
06.05.2017 - 18h30 to 21h00 Wikipedia Editing-Sessions for Women in 2017 Impact Hub, Zurich
09.06.2017 - 22h00 to 24h00 Swiss archive day 2017 WP:DE, WP:FR, WP:IT Multiple locations in Switzerland

About recent events[edit]

Art & Feminism 2017


The rhizomatic campaign Art + Feminism aims at improving the representation of women artists in Wikipedia and reducing the gender gap. Through workshops open to all, it takes shape throughout the world, on the different language versions of Wikipedia. In 2017 the marathon took place on several dates as well as in several cities in Switzerland, from 1 to 5th March in Geneva, 4th March in Lausanne, and 11th March in Basel. This year's third edition was a great success with more volunteers and qualitative contributions. Should you wish to participate to next year's edition, do get in touch with us, we look forward from hearing from you!

Check out the various project pages to see what was accomplished during those initiatives:
Geneva antenna
Lausanne antenna
Basel antenna

Call for action[edit]

We need you for the National Archives day 9th June 2017
Logo Swiss association of archivists

Wikimedia CH is currently on the lookout for motivated volunteers who wish to participate & help support Archives across Switzerland who wish to host edit-a-thons during the National Archives day on the 9th June 2017. This project is the result fo the collaboration between VSA-AAS and WMCH in order to help promote free knowledge. It is the opportunity to explain to Archives across Switzerland the importance of opening up content and helping them to put it up on Wikimedia projects, you may read more information here. Check out the wikipedia project pages and feel free to add your usernames should you wish to get involved.

They are talking about us[edit]