March 8, 2019

Rewriting Diversity: Editing Wikipedia and Opening Science

Episode Summary:

The podcast this episode will report directly from an ‘Edit-a-thon’ that aims to celebrate International Women’s Day 2019 by improving diversity on Wikipedia pages. The podcast will investigate what the challenges to diversity in science are and how the Open Science movement can help.

Organising Institutions:

Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC), Berlin Institute of Health (BIH), Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, and Leibniz Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP)


Dr Karin Höhne

Dr Jess Wade

Dr Alice White

Dr Wing Ying Chow (Ying)

Steph (Attendee and Science Communicator)


How to Edit a Wikipedia Page - BBC Article

Wellcome Library

Inferior, Angela Saini (The book that inspired Jess Wade)

Reimagining Open Science Through a Feminist Lens


'We have so many women doing incredible work so we just wanted to make them visible'

'Men's work is more likely to accepted and more likely to be cited'

'One of the things that excites me about Wikipedia is that it is a great gateway for people who might never have clicked on a journal article'

'Anything you can do in your pyjamas is a good thing'



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