Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Hack the Canon

March 28, 2017
Library Instruction Lab (LeFrak 113)

Hack the Canon: Feminist Artists, Sabra Moore and the Heresies Collective


The Barnard Archives recently acquired the papers of artist and activist Sabra Moore; this offers the Barnard community a chance to improve Wikipedia’s coverage of women artists working for social justice in the 1970s through the mid-1990s.



As with other edit-a-thons at Barnard, we see this as an opportunity to “hack the canon.” That is, by creating and improving Wikipedia entries, we aim to correct the omission of many women artists, LGBTQ artists, and artists of color from the art historical canon and general knowledge. Further, because Wikipedia’s contributors skew  white, cisgender, heterosexual, and male, we seize this opportunity to counterbalance that inequity with diverse voices from within Barnard’s community.

Held in partnership with members of Wikimedia NYC, this event will teach the fundamentals of creating and editing in Wikipedia and increase access to scholarship surrounding the Heresies Collective and related artists of the period.

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments shall be served! 

Check out the Facebook event page and RSVP on the Wikipedia Meetup page.

Mar. 28, 2017 - 6:30 PM