@bthall What's citizen science?
@arturovm "Citizen science (CS; also known as community science, crowd science, crowd-sourced science, civic science, volunteer monitoring, or networked science) is scientific research conducted, in whole or in part, by amateur (or nonprofessional) scientists." [Wikipedia article]
@bthall There's some pretty incredible historians (with and without university backgrounds) in the SCA - mainly focused on histories of materials, objects or processes, but sometimes outside of that too.
And a lot of community teaching goes on in all sorts of areas, often out of sheer necessity - the skills in demand among members often aren't taught by any formal institutions, so the community has to teach one another.
@bthall the only things I can quickly think of are various genealogic efforts and citizen history as noted in this article:
@PonderingCreek No I hadn't; I'm quite new to looking into CS, but I've been curious about the matter of inquiry along the laity for a while. 😊 I'll check this out once I get to campus. 💌
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