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2014

Adrianne Wadewitz

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Crowdsourcing History: The Shape Of Historical Uncertainty And Dispute On Wikipedia, Adrianne Wadewitz, Alex Stinson Dec 2013

Crowdsourcing History: The Shape Of Historical Uncertainty And Dispute On Wikipedia, Adrianne Wadewitz, Alex Stinson

Adrianne Wadewitz

In this paper, we explore the degree to which Wikipedia exposes the complicated ambiguity of historical scholarship and historiography. In particular, we show how Wikipedia’s internal processes and community practices during the development and review of encyclopedia articles encourages discussions of historiography.