GLAM/Newsletter/September 2018/Contents/Norway report
Women in Red; Researhers Days 2018; The 2019 edition of #wikinobel
Women in Red
Together with OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University and The National Library in Oslo, a Women in Red project was started in Norway in September 2018 (project page). Taking part in the project are a group of students who are doing this as part of their curriculum for a bachelor in archive- library- and information studies. A part time position financed by Wikimedia Norge and The National Library by matching funds is also part of the project and will focus on using the collections at The National Library on the wiki projects have. So far, uploads have been made to Wikimedia Commons and WikiSource and lots of edits on Wikipedia and Wikidata have been done. The project will highlight the work of women recently in public domain who both wrote books and were photographers, but are pretty much forgotten today.
Researchers Days 2018
In September 2018 we took part in the annual Researchers Days festival by organizing a Wikimedia Norge event. At the Researchers Days festival various institutions working with research and knowledge are invited to showcase their work to the public. The festival is organized by The Research Council. At the 2018 Researches Days we’re building on the momentum from our 2017 event “How to write women back into history?”. This year's event was about considering different ways of making women more visible in the arts and culture and we presented our Women in Red project.
Take a look at this list made by Balansekunst about the language gap! It's written for music journalists but makes up a good list for writing about many other things as well.
The 2019 edition of #wikinobel
This year's #wikinobel will be the 24 October at The Nobel Peace Center, organized by Wikimedia Norge, the Swedish embassy and The Nobel Peace Center. The event will be about women and peace and the gap between male Nobel peace laureates and female laureates. Facebook event can be read here. Do join if you are in Oslo!