On 14 and 15 September, the Women Gastronomes Edit-a-thon took place, promoted by the Los Recetarios collective, the National Library of Spain, Wikimedia Spain and the Madrilenian Academy of Gastronomy, with the support of the University of Cadiz and The Foodie Studies. The aim was to create, complete and disseminate Wikipedia articles by women chefs, recipe writers, writers, scientists, businesswomen, artisans, journalists, sommeliers, agronomists, nutritionists and technologists, and in short, gastronomes.
The activity was set within the framework of the life of Emilia Pardo Bazán, who left a profound mark on the construction of culinary and gastronomic writing in Spain. As part of the exhibition "Emilia Pardo Bazán: the challenge of modernity", the National Library of Spain wanted to showcase one of the writer's great passions, gastronomy.
The event was twofold: on the 14th an online introductory and training session was held on how to edit on Wikipedia, and on the 15th the editing session was held in two venues, the National Library of Spain and the Regional Archive of the Community of Madrid. The activity was both face-to-face and online, and a total of 26 people participated and 57 articles were edited, 49 of which were new.
Wiki Loves Monuments
During September we organised the local edition of Wiki Loves Monuments. In total, 4758 images were obtained thanks to the participation of 117 people. On this occasion we had the sponsorship and support of the Autonomous National Parks Organisation, which collaborated in the dissemination of the competition and sponsored several of the prizes. Among these, there were those dedicated to the best images of monuments and biosphere reserves, part of the competition for the cultural heritage they include. At the same time, throughout the month we proposed an online editing challenge focused on monuments in which 13 people participated and more than 40 articles were created.
Wiki Takes Ávila
In the framework of the International Congress on Socialisation of Heritage in the Rural Environment, which was held between 13 and 19 September in various locations in the province of Ávila, we participated with a session on "Wikitakes. How to show what there is in the rural world", in which our experience in organising this type of activities to document rural heritage and make it visible through Wikimedia projects was presented. In addition, several of the participants toured several places in Avila and Salamanca to continue reducing the number of municipalities without photographs on Wikipedia, as part of the project that we have been developing since 2015.