User:Alarichall

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Alaric Hall is an academic working on north-west European medieval history, literature and language, and on modern Icelandic culture. See further http://www.alarichall.org.uk.

For some of his opinions about Wikipedia, see https://alarichall.wordpress.com/2014/05/04/are-you-an-academic-who-vandalises-wikipedia-then-stop-it.

He also looks after the account https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:NSBReynolds.

He loves http://rcmap.hatnote.com and http://listen.hatnote.com/.

A short Wikipedia bibliography[edit]

These are some of my favourite studies on Wikipedia (as of summer 2017):

  • Adler, Melissa, 'Wikipedia and the Myth of Universality', Nordisk Tidsskrift for Informationsvidenskab og Kulturformidling, 5.1 (2016), 9-13. http://ntik.dk/2016/Nr1/Adler.pdf
  • Ármann Jakobsson, 'Beware of the Elf! A Note on the Evolving Meaning of Álfar', Folklore, 126 (2015), 215-23, DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0015587X.2015.1023511 (Not on Wikipedia as such, but it starts by criticising a Wikipedia article I'd rerwitten, and I later edite the article in the light of the publication—a nice story of scholarship doing its job.)
  • Fallis, Don, 'Toward an Epistemology of Wikipedia', Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 59 (2008), 1662-74 http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105728
  • Goodwin, Jean, 'The Authority of Wikipedia', in Argument Cultures: Proceedings of OSSA 09, ed. by J. Ritola (2009), pp. 1-21. http://scholar.uwindsor.ca/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1144&context=ossaarchive.
  • Impey, Chris David, Martin Formanek, Sanlyn Rebecca Buxner, Matthew C. Wenger, 'Twenty Seven Years of Tracking Undergraduate Science Knowledge and Beliefs', Electronic Journal of Science Education, 21.4 (2017), 41-64. http://ejse.southwestern.edu/article/view/17315/11409
  • Ford, Heather, 'Fact Factories: Wikipedia and the Power to Represent' (unpublished D.Phil. thesis, University of Oxford, 2015). https://www.researchgate.net/publication/282643334; DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.4068.9361
  • Ford, Heather, ‘Wikipedia and the Sum of All Human Information’, Nordisk Tidsskrift for Informationsvidenskab og Kulturformidling, 5.1 (2016), 9-13. http://www.ntik.dk/2016/Nr1/Ford.pdf
  • Jemielniak, Dariusz and Eduard Aibar, 'Bridging the Gap Between Wikipedia and Academia', Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 67 (2016), 1773–76. http://www.uoc.edu/webs/eaibar/_resources/documents
  • Mai, Jens-Erik, 'Wikipedians' Knowledge and Moral Duties', Nordisk Tidsskrift for Informationsvidenskab og Kulturformidling, 5.1 (2016), 15-22. http://www.ntik.dk/2016/Nr1/Mai.pdf
  • Mesgari, Mostafa, Chitu Okoli, Mohamad Mehdi, Finn Årup Nielsen, and Arto Lanamäki, ' “The Sum of All Human Knowledge”: A Systematic Review of Scholarly Research on the Content of Wikipedia', Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 66 (2015), 219–45; https://spectrum.library.concordia.ca/978652/ (the various other Wikipedia literature reviews by these authors are also amazing!)
  • Sanger, Lawrence M., 'The Fate of Expertise after Wikipedia', Episteme, 6 (2009), 52-73; DOI: https://doi.org/10.3366/E1742360008000543
  • Wray, K. Brad, 'The Epistemic Cultures of Science and Wikipedia: A Comparison', Episteme, 6 (2009), 38-51; DOI: https://doi.org/10.3366/E1742360008000531 (Wray is a useful go-to if you want to cite someone who has misunderstood Wikipedia!)

Barnstars[edit]

Working Man's Barnstar.png The Working Man's Barnstar
For knowledge, skill and diligence in improving a variety of articles related to medieval studies and oral tradition -- DavidOaks (talk) 20:42, 1 January 2009 (UTC)
Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
For an excellent blog post and sterling work creating and editing articles! Best, Matty.007 13:21, 10 May 2014 (UTC)
Asia medal.svg The Asian Month Barnstar
Thanks for your great contribution in Wikipedia Asian Month 2015! --AddisWang (talk) 14:29, 17 December 2015 (UTC)