USC's School of Visual Art and Design teamed up with Art+Feminism to celebrate Women's History Month by holding an edit-a-thon. The event featured guest speakers discussing their projects, including Dr. Colleen Laird's Japanese Women Directors Project, and presentations from SVAD professors about their own efforts to amplify women artists and their work. The second half of the event was a technical demo on creating and editing Wikipedia pages, followed by attendees actively researching, writing, and editing. No prior experience was necessary, and everyone was welcome to participate in closing information gaps related to traditionally underrepresented artists. The event was sponsored by USC's Center for Asian Studies in the Walker Institute for International and Area Studies, the School of Visual Art and Design, and the Humanities Collaborative, with support provided by Film and Media Studies and Digital Research Services & Collections.
Featured at the 2023 Symposium
- Dr. Colleen Laird’s Japanese Women Directors Project, educational materials that can be experienced individually or incorporated into a classroom syllabus. Each Digital Dialogue contains suggestions for additional viewings and readings, as well as sample discussion questions.
- Dr. Amanda Wangwright’s Nühuajia in the News, primary sources on women artists in early twentieth-century China.
Meena Khalili presented Femme + Womxn + BIPOC Publication Resources + Organizations.
dedicated to women artists, designers, architects, film- and media- makers
Select Website Resources
- National Museum of Women in the Arts (artist profiles)
- AWARE Women Artists (19th and 20th century)
- AWA: Advancing Women Artists (Tuscany)
- Art HerStory (“female Old Masters”)
- A Wiki Edit-a-Thon Dedicated to Women Artists of Color (2020)
- The Women of Atelier 17: The Biographical Supplement by Christina Weyl
- Pioneering Women of American Architecture
- A List of Every Woman Artist Exhibited at the Jewish Museum
- Collection: Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art (Brooklyn Museum)
- Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History (Metropolitan Museum of Art): Essays (search “women”)
- Directory of Southern Women Artists (the Johnson Collection)
- Frauen-Kunst (Modern women artists in Austria and Germany)
- Jewish Women’s Archive / Art
- Amazons of Russian Alternative Art
- Women Film Pioneers Project
- Women They Talk About: Discovering America’s Female Film Pioneers (AFI)
- Historical Timeline of Feature Films Directed by African American Women (Sisters in Cinema)
- Edited By (Su Friedrich)
- Jewish Women’s Archive / film media: https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/topics/9878
Note: this is a selection of useful resources about women in art and media history. It does not pretend to be comprehensive. Not included, along with sites of which I’m unaware, are some of the many excellent and useful resources for contemporary women artists and media-makers or any of the many recent, current, and forthcoming exhibitions and programs dedicated to women in the arts and media.