Did you know that only 17% of the biographical subjects and 9% of the editors on Wikipedia are women? The 1,000 Women in Religion Project – a major initiative of the AAR/SBL Women’s Caucus – is working to raise up the under-recognized work of women in the world’s religious and wisdom traditions by adding 1,000 women in religion onto Wikipedia.
In this workshop participants will sign up as wiki-editors, learn the basics of editing, create their personal talk pages, do hands-on editing and start their first article by outlining the all-important lead paragraph.
This is not a workshop for the technologically elite.
We will walk you through the process one easy step at a time. Come join us in this practical, down to earth, effort aimed at lifting up the work of women in religion in ways that reform the gender biases that shape our systems of knowledge production.
FREE OF CHARGE
The facilitator is Colleen Hartung of Holy Wisdom Monastery
Coordinator of the Ministry for Families and Children
Colleen D. Hartung, Ph.D, is developer and coordinator of the Ministry for Families and Children at Holy Wisdom Monastery in Madison, Wisconsin. She completed her doctoral studies at Chicago Theological Seminary in 2015. Her current research interests lie at the intersection between feminism, ritual theory, Derridian philosophies and theology with an emphasis on liturgical hospitality in an ecumenical context as a site of resistance, renewal and innovation. She is the author of a contribution to Polydoxy: Theology of Multiplicity and Relation titled "Faith and Polydoxy in the Whirlwind" (edited by Catherine Keller and Laurel C. Schneider, Routledge, 2012). She serves on the Women’s Caucus of AAR Leadership Team and is Chair of the 1000 Women in Religion project.