With a couple of students we are working on various topics relating to the dynamics of RDF and Wikidata. The public dumps in RDF cover the past couple of months:
I'm wondering is there a way to get access to older dumps or perhaps generate them from available data? We've been collecting dumps but it seems we have a gap for a dump on 2017/07/04 right in the middle of our collection. :) (If anyone has a copy of the truthy data for that particular month, I would be very grateful if they can reach out.)
In general, I think it would be fantastic to have a way to access all historical dumps. In particular, datasets might be used in papers and for reproducibility purposes it would be lift a burden from the authors to be able to link (rather than having to host) the data used. I am not sure if such an archive is feasible or not though.
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