On the last February 5, Mexico celebrated 100 years of the promulgation of the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States of 1917. Besides governing the country, organizing the government and establishing the rights and obligations of Mexicans, the importance of this document for global history, is that it is the first such document in the world to set out social rights, rights current to date and which served as models in other documents. As a way to commemorate this date, along with holding another patriotic symbol, the Mexican flag (February 24), Wikimedia Mexico, Museo Soumaya and CARSO Center for the Study of Mexican History (CEHM), organized the first edit-a-thon in the CEHM, one of the most important centers of research, preservation and dissemination of documentation on the history of Mexico.
The articles to edit and create, revolved around issues such as constitutionalism and the history of Mexican flags. For that reason we include in this edition documentation, coins and bills, and photographs of the period that goes from the end of the government of Porfirio Diaz and the beginning of the Mexican Revolution, to the Constituent Congress and government of Venustiano Carranza. All these sources belong to the CEHM funds, some of this stay in a temporary exhibition in the Museo Soumaya.
At the end of the event, Josefina Moguel, curator of the exhibition and Coordinator of the Historical Archive at CEHM, and Alfonso Miranda, director of Museo Soumaya, offered a general tour of the libraries that make up the Center.
Twenty-four people were involved during the event. Of which 3 did so remotely and 21 edited in person. Of this area, two important aspects were that there were two new editors with no prior experience in Wikipedia, and that 71.42% of the participants were women.
In total, we edited 8 new articles, and we improved 16. Also, for Wikimedia Commons, 330 images were donated by the CEHM, which are in the process of being uploaded.
Participants in the CEHM Library
Poster by Edit-a-thon
Bill of Veracruz by the of the Provicional Government of Mexico of 1914