Dr. Frima Fox Hofrichter, Professor in the History of Art and Design Department and a feminist art historian of the Early Modern period, served as an Old Masters’ expert consultant to the Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, sponsored by Project Continua and the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum, with simultaneous editing across the U.S. and Canada.

The Edit-a-Thon marks the 50th anniversary of Judy Chicago’s Dinner Party (housed in the Brooklyn Museum), in which women artists first “got a seat at the table.” Names of women at the Dinner Party were now to be fully included in Wikipedia, a medium otherwise known for its gender bias.

Dr. Hofrichter has also been invited to participate in the international conference, Considering Women in the Early Modern Low Countries, to be held in Antwerp, Belgium in Spring 2015.

Article can be found in the Brooklyn Paper http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/37/6/24-feminist-wikipedia-editing-2014-02-07-bk_37_6.html

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