Women’s Classical Committee UK Wikipedia editathon


The University of Manchester is delighted to host the next Women’s Classical Committee UK free training event and editathon, supported by Wikimedia UK.

Wikipedia holds around 200 biographies of classicists, of which, at the start of this initiative, only approximately 10% were dedicated to women. This WCC UK’s second event of its kind, this year alone, is taking steps towards redressing the gender imbalance by training and encouraging classicists to edit Wikipedia with this focus.

The event will take place at the University of Manchester, M13 9PL, from 10.00-18.00 on September 15, 2017.

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Department of Classics & Ancient History at Manchester, this event is free to attend. Lunch and coffee will be provided. Places are limited, so it is essential to register as early as possible. Participants with disabilities are welcome; if you need particular support to enable you to take part, please let us know. Some additional places are available for attendance via Skype – if you would like to register for one of these, please indicate this in your email.

For registration, please email the organisers, Lili Agri (dalida.agri AT manchester.ac.uk) and Kate Cook (kate.cook AT manchester.ac.uk) by September 10, 2017.


Child-friendly policy

The Women’s Classical Committee UK is committed to making our events as inclusive as possible, and recognises that the financial and practical challenges of childcare often impede people from participating in workshops and conferences. Anyone who needs to bring a dependent child or children with them in order to participate in one of our events is usually welcome to do so, but we ask you to inform of us this in advance so that we can take them into account in our event planning and risk assessment. The safety and well-being of any children brought to our events remain at all times the responsibility of the parent or carer. While we do our best to ensure that rest and changing facilities are available for those who may need them, this will depend on the individual venue we are using.  Again, please contact us in advance to discuss your needs, and we will do our best to accommodate them.

If you would like to bring a child or children to this event, please contact Kate Cook (see email address above) as soon as possible to discuss possible arrangements.

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