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Wiki-edit-a-thon

Join us Friday, March 13th from 1-4 pm at Milham Room 100 in the Harriet Irving Library for The Charlotte Smith Beachy Head Wiki-edit-a-thon!  

This is a public humanities event, led by students in Dr. Elizabeth Effinger's ENGL 3400 class, and in partnership with UNB Libraries and Art+Feminism, an international organization dedicated to expanding women’s place in Wikipedia both in terms of content and as content-creators.

Despite her status as one of the Romantic era’s most influential poets, Charlotte Smith fell into obscurity in later life and soon after her death, disappeared from both art and academia for nearly 200 years. This will soon change!  We will bring attention to Charlotte Smith through editing the Wikipedia page for her final—and most ambitious—work. Participants will undergo hands-on training in digital editorial practices to edit and expand the Wikipedia entry for Beachy Head. Special remarks will be made by Dr. Elizabeth Dolan (Lehigh University), Deputy Provost for Graduate Education, and leading Charlotte Smith scholar; and Jeannie Bail (UNB Libraries), Director of Learning & Research Services.

All are welcome as we recognize Charlotte Smith’s magnum opus!  Light refreshments will be served.

Follow us on Twitter @smithbeachy and email questions to Dr. Elizabeth Effinger, eeffinge@unb.ca.