American historian Roy Rosenzweig died this week, at the age of 57. Rosenzweig, the director of the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, was the author of Can History be Open Source? Wikipedia and the Future of the Past, which appeared in the Journal of American History, and is one of the few scholarly articles examining Wikipedia in-depth.
A series of monthly wiki-related chats have begun recently. Wiki Wednesdays have various structures depending on the particular meeting location; some focus on featured speakers, while others have round-robin talks, and some are unstructured. Most events are held on the first Wednesday of each month. This month, events were held in the San Francisco Bay Area, Portland, Oregon, Montreal, Vancouver, and Ann Arbor, Michigan. New events are scheduled for London and Chicago on Wednesday, November 7.