with support from wikipedia, TrowelBlazers is organising a wikipedia editathon at the Natural History Museum, London on the 19th October. It’s part of our contribution to (almost) International Earth Science Week 2013* (13-19th October), International Archaeology Day (19th October), and Ada Lovelace Day (15th October), *and* our festivities to celebrate our 50th (!) post which is due that week.
We’ve lined up a panel of expert historians to help make the day go with a swing, and as well as getting training in wikipedia editing, attendees can expect a panel discussion about the fascinating interconnections between Dorothea Bate, Dorothy Garrod and Gertrude Caton-Thompson (and the many women who worked with them). We’re also working on obtaining special permission to bring out fossil specimens collected by some of these trowelblazing women from the NHM’s special collections.
Spaces are limited – so if you want to come along you must book here: https://trowelblazerswiswiki.eventbrite.com
If you have expertise in any of these women, and would like to add to our team of experts, we’d love to hear from you!

* Frustratingly, in the UK Earth Science Week is actually being celebrated in an entirely different week to rest of the world owing to a clash with Biology week over here. But such is life!