The first winner of the Wikimedia France Research Award is…
Can history be open source ? Wikipedia and the future of the past by Roy Rosenzweig, published in The Journal of American History in 2006.
This choice was made from thirty scientific publications on Wikimedia projects and free knowledge, directly submitted by the Wikimedia community. Among these publications, a jury of researchers working on these topics selected 5 finalists. Each Wikimedian, along with the jury members, was encouraged to give their opinion and vote among these five finalists to determine the most relevant.
Jury members and wikimedians for this publication described Roy’s article as a “very stimulating read” and Roy as ” a pioneer in digital history, incorporating new digital media and technology with history to explore new possibilities to reach a larger and diverse public audience.”, with significant impact in the field of digital history, almost 160 citations in other scientific publications, according to Google Scholar.
You can view the full publication here : http://chnm.gmu.edu/essays-on-history-new-media/essays/?essayid=42
and the dedicated website : http://researchaward.wikimedia.fr/en
Wikimédia France has decided to award the price of € 2,500 to the Center for History and New Media, founded in 1994 by Roy Rosenzweig.
The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media is honored to receive the award on behalf of Roy Rosenzweig.