Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon


Date: Tuesday 26 May, 2020 - Tuesday 30 Jun, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Venue: Online, United Arab Emirates

Join us for the kick-off of the “Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon” focusing on female Emirati and UAE resident artists and making them more visible on the popular online encyclopedia. Cristiana de Marchi and Maraya Art Centre invite participants to get together virtually and be part of a workshop group that will start working on entries for artists such as Shaikha Al Mazrou, Dr Najjat Makki, Nujoom Al Ghanem and many more.

Cristiana de Marchi and Maraya Art Centre are initiating an online workshop that is inspired by the Edit-a-thon (an editing marathon) format, where a group of volunteers is gathered to compile Wikipedia pages dedicated to underrepresented categories of individuals. Following a call for contributions to Wikipedia pages, with a subject matter focused on women artists in the UAE (both local and long-term residents), this initiative aims to improve the representation of regional women artists and practitioners on Wikipedia who are generally underrepresented. Remotely bringing together participants to create, share, and improve Wikipedia articles about women artists and makers in and from the region, the pages will be then edited to conform the Wikipedia standards and uploaded by Maraya Art Centre on the popular public encyclopedia. Interested participants should please contact