User:Rjensen

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I’m Richard Jensen, a retired history professor living in Montana. I have added 91,000 edits to Wikipedia since 2005, primarily in the area of American history and modern history. My specialty is beefing up the bibliographies, as well as adding content in political, economic, social and military history. Back the 1990s, I set up H-Net, a network with over 100 e-mail discussion lists for humanities scholars and graduate students. For 20 years I was the daily editor of the H-ETHNIC discussion group on ethnicity and immigration. I have done research on military history in libraries and museums around the world. I have been active in the Wikimedia education program for several years, as a member of the planning committee that set up the Wikipedia Education Foundation. I serve currently as a regional ambassador. I wrote two grants in 2014 to run workshops on Wikipedia editing for academic librarians and local history librarians. They were funded by Humanities Montana, and the Missouri Humanities Council. I have given presentations at Wikimania 2012, and at several history conferences in the US and Canada on Wikipedia. My Wikimania talk on July 13, 2012 explains how wiki editors refought the war of 1812 --it is online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbdC__-JUNY I revised the talk to also explore how Wikipedia operates like a frontier society. It is now (Oct 5 2012) in print as "Military History on the Electronic Frontier: Wikipedia Fights the War of 1812," The Journal of Military History 76#4 (October 2012): 1165-82; a version is online here