World Music Day 2024 at St Cecilia's - help write women onto Wikipedia!

Fri Jun 21 2024 at 12:00 pm to 04:40 pm

St Cecilia’s Hall: Concert Room & Music Museum, The University of Edinburgh | Edinburgh

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World Music Day 2024 at St Cecilia's - help write women onto Wikipedia!
Join us to celebrate World Music Day 2024 by helping to include some amazing women composers & musicians, past and present, on Wikipedia!
About this Event

"Women in Red" - a Wikipedia editathon for World Music Day 2024 celebrating the lives and contributions of all the inspiring women composers, artists, musicians and instrument makers of Scotland (and around the world) missing from the world's go-to site for information. #InspireInclusion

Wikipedia is the 8th most visited website in the world but lacks diversity in its editors and its articles. Only 19.83% of biographies on English Wikipedia, the world's go-to source of information, are about women. Women are not a minority and we can #ChooseToChallenge the paucity of stories currently shared on the open web and #InspireInclusion. This event will focus on improving the representation of inspiring women online.

Participants will learn how to edit Wikipedia pages during this in person meetup at the St. Cecilia's Hall Museum (on Niddry Street, Edinburgh) and will be supported over the afternoon to help create new pages for notable individuals (and instruments) not currently on Wikipedia and/or help improve already existing Wikipedia pages.

NB: You will need to bring a laptop and charger along to take part. No prior knowledge required as training will be provided for those with no Wikipedia editing experience.

You'll learn a new digital skill in a social & supportive setting and meet like-minded event participants all passionate about improving representation online to help close the gender gap for the benefit of millions of readers all around the world.


  • 12:00 pm – 12:10pm: Welcome
  • 12:10 pm - 12:50pm: 'Hidden women of St Cecilia's' - a guided tour from Jenny Nex.
  • 12:50 pm - 1:20pm: Lunch break.
  • 1:20 pm - 1:30pm: 'Unknown women composers' - short intro talk by Luke Whitlock.
  • 1:30pm – 2:30pm: Wikipedia training from Ewan McAndrew and Ellie Whitehead.
  • 2:30 pm – 4:20pm: Research and Editing with aim to publish by 4:40pm.
  • 4:20pm – 4:40pm: Publishing your edits, recap and event close.

Contact @emcandre on Twitter, [email protected], or [email protected] for help.

Join us as we help make Wikipedia better!

Then you can check how long it takes for it to appear in Google's top ten results!

Have a look at the event page to see if there are pages you would like to help edit/create and if you fancy learning more about Wikipedia ahead of time then you can view the Wiki Basics site.

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St Cecilia’s Hall: Concert Room & Music Museum, The University of Edinburgh, 50 Niddry Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom


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