Everyone's a historian now
All of my non-humanities readers know that there is historical content on Wikipedia cribbed from previously published information, but may not be aware of other "croud-sourcing" scholarship that is producing entirely new historical information. Stephen Mihm's article in the Boston Globe highlights several different projects using the Internet and its communities to examine American History in new ways. It's too bad there aren't more crowds of ancient Greeks and Romans around today to source like this.
Via Dan Cohen, who I missed at the NEH/CNR last October, but get to meet this weekend at THATCamp.