Aphra Behn and The burney Society

Conference 2017


The Aphra Behn Society and the Burney Society of North America will host a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Wednesday, November 1st from noon to 5:00 in 644 College Hall as a pre-conference event in honor of Adrianne Wadewitz. This event is free and open to the public.


The event supports women's studies, cultural literacy, technological literacy, and the ongoing use of Wikipedia and Wikipedia editing in and out of the classroom. Kelly Doyle, West Virginia University's Wikipedian in Residence for Gender Equity, will conduct training, and provide an introduction to Wikipedia editing practices. We will provide wifi, snacks, and on-site support. (Bring your laptops and gear.) 

All conference attendees are encouraged to participate. Just check the box on the registration form.

The event aims to promote:

Women in the arts, 1640-1830
Wikipedia feminist activism
Public humanities

The event supports women's studies, cultural literacy, technological literacy, and the ongoing use of Wikipedia and Wikipedia editing in and out of the classroom.