Richland Library Main
Promoting Women in the Arts in the Digital Era
Friday, March 24, 2023 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
In celebration of Women’s History Month, USC’s School of Visual Art and Design is once again joining forces with Art+Feminism, a global movement committed to building communities and closing information gaps related to gender, feminism, and the arts.
This event kicks off with a series of short talks about ongoing efforts to increase women artists’ visibility on the internet and in digital humanities projects. Guest speaker, Dr. Colleen Laird, assistant professor of Japanese Popular Culture at the University of British Columbia, will discuss her Japanese Women Directors Project, a digital dialogue series and website. Then SVAD professors will present efforts of their own and others that amplify women artists and their artworks: Dr. Amanda Wangwright will discuss her digital research project on women artists in modern China, Dr. Susan Felleman will survey other online resources related to women in arts and media, Dr. Anna Swartwood House will share her recent Wikipedia research and revisions, and Prof. Meena Khalili will share a few publications adding to the design canon specific to Motherhood, and the Black, Brown, and Latinx experience in design.
For the second half of the event, SVAD's Prof. Evan Meaney will give a technical demo on the basics of creating and editing Wikipedia pages. Then attendees will jump into actively researching, writing, and editing! While no prior Wikipedia experience is necessary, attendees are asked to create a Wikipedia account before the event. Additional tutorials for beginners, art history reference materials, and extra support will be provided. While some computers will be available, attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop, power cord, and extension cord. Anyone and everyone regardless of experience, gender, or background is welcome to attend and participate. Edit-a-thon participants are those that would like to close information gaps in the arts and bring attention to traditionally underrepresented artists, especially those who may have been overlooked due to race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, or geographic region.
This event is sponsored by USC’s Center for Asian Studies in the Walker Institute for International and Area Studies, the School of Visual Art and Design, and the Humanities Collaborative. Additionally support provided by Film and Media Studies and Digital Research Services & Collections