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Jennifer Miller and Class Participate in HERstory Edit-a-thon Event

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Department of English Lecturer Dr. Jennifer Miller and her Women’s Speculative Fiction class will participate in “Preserving HERstory in Texas: A Wikipedia Edit-a-thon” on March 28, 2018. The event coincides with Women’s History Month and is part of a move to increase the number of women editors as well as the number and quality of articles about women on Wikipedia. Dr. Miller’s students will revise existing Wikipedia articles about speculative fiction and, more generally, women’s creative work. Special Collections Archivist Samantha Dodd is coordinating the event, which is sponsored by UTA Libraries and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. According to Dodd, the event was created to “serve as a general introduction for students to the backend of Wikipedia” and “pique their interest.” In the future, Dodd hopes to create a “more in-depth training series where students will spend several weeks learning the ins-and-outs of this resource from the idea stage, to the research, writing, publication, and review stages.”