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European history articles have been selected for the Wikipedia 0.8 release[edit]

Version 0.8 is a collection of Wikipedia articles selected by the Wikipedia 1.0 team for offline release on USB key, DVD and mobile phone. Articles were selected based on their assessed importance and quality, then article versions (revisionIDs) were chosen for trustworthiness (freedom from vandalism) using an adaptation of the WikiTrust algorithm.

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Who is Fred Kautz? - UNDUE issues connected with Hitler's Willing Executioners[edit]

Hello history people,

I've noticed that on the pages connected with the controversy about Daniel Goldhagen's writing - Hitler's Willing Executioners, Hans-Ulrich Wehler, Hans Mommsen Eberhard Jäckel, and also the historian Theodor Schieder, there is reference made to "Fred Kautz", a Canadian historian. He makes some fairly strong comments about some of the people mentioned above. Because of this I checked out who he was, puzzled that he didn't have a wiki article. It turns out he's a "freelance" writer, not an appointed academic, who has written two books. The first is the attack on Goldhagen's critics, published by a minor non-academic publishing house, and the second, written in German in 2004 appears to be unnotable - certainly ignored in English. Should his views be given such weight, especially in the HWE page? VsevolodKrolikov (talk) 04:23, 27 September 2010 (UTC)

Getting Started[edit]

Hi I'm a big fan and admirer of European History. I was looking the Task Force and Project listings to find one that sounded interesting. I was wondering what are the steps to becoming a member of this Task Force, I'd be eager to donate time to help out. I understand that I'm a fairly new Wikipedia User and that may cause a little apprehension, but I'm really eager to help out and I'd really appreciate any feedback anyone could give me. Thanks! (so you know, I had an account that I started last year and that I was a big contributor on but I lost my password so I started this account a few days ago.) Magister Scienta (talk) 19:40, 22 December 2010 (UTC)

Citation templates now support more identifiers[edit]

Recent changes were made to citations templates (such as {{citation}}, {{cite journal}}, {{cite web}}...). In addition to what was previously supported (bibcode, doi, jstor, isbn, ...), templates now support arXiv, ASIN, JFM, LCCN, MR, OL, OSTI, RFC, SSRN and Zbl. Before, you needed to place |id={{arxiv|0123.4567}} (or worse |url=http://arxiv.org/abs/0123.4567), now you can simply use |arxiv=0123.4567, likewise for |id={{JSTOR|0123456789}} and |url=http://www.jstor.org/stable/0123456789|jstor=0123456789.

The full list of supported identifiers is given here (with dummy values):

  • {{cite journal |author=John Smith |year=2000 |title=How to Put Things into Other Things |journal=Journal of Foobar |volume=1 |issue=2 |pages=3–4 |arxiv=0123456789 |asin=0123456789 |bibcode=0123456789 |doi=0123456789 |jfm=0123456789 |jstor=0123456789 |lccn=0123456789 |isbn=0123456789 |issn=0123456789 |mr=0123456789 |oclc=0123456789 |ol=0123456789 |osti=0123456789 |rfc=0123456789 |pmc=0123456789 |pmid=0123456789 |ssrn=0123456789 |zbl=0123456789 |id={{para|id|____}} }}

Obviously not all citations needs all parameters, but this streamlines the most popular ones and gives both better metadata and better appearances when printed. Headbomb {talk / contribs / physics / books} 02:48, 8 March 2011 (UTC)

Extended parameters[edit]

I know I haven't been involved much lately, but I decided to boldy implement the extended quality parameters, in part because some were actually in use. The data should update at Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/European history articles by quality statistics soon, and therefore on the mainpage, but in the interim the data can be viewed here: Template:WikiProject European history/class.--Doug.(talk contribs) 08:37, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

Members who vanished in 2009 suddenly rediscovered[edit]

I just noticed that myself along with 34 others, including the founder of the project, were removed with this vandal edit in 2009 and nobody every reverted it! I just copy-pasted the old user list, so we're all back. If someone actually wants to move all the users to a subpage or even clean up the list by removing banned/non-existent users and maybe moving inactive users (based on Wikipedia actions, not activity for the project which is nearly impossible to measure) to a separate subsection, then go for it.--Doug.(talk contribs) 19:49, 5 July 2011 (UTC)

Svein, King of Norway[edit]

There is a dicussion of this man's status as King and his article title at Talk:Svein, King of Norway. If interested please join in the discussion.--Queen Elizabeth II's Little Spy (talk) 04:49, 7 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK nomination for C. A. Patrides[edit]

The DYK nomination for C. A. Patrides needs to be reviewed.

Did you know

Thanks!  Kiefer.Wolfowitz 23:44, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

RfC: East Germany[edit]

Discussion at Talk:East Germany#Satellite state of the USSR or not[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:East Germany#Satellite state of the USSR or not. Should this article describe East Germany (the former German Democratic Republic) as a satellite state of the former USSR?"" Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 15:52, 10 January 2012 (UTC)

Portal:History[edit]

Is up for FPOC. This is one of the highest (if not the highest) visibility portal on Wikipedia, I recommend commenting on it! Cheers, ResMar 23:15, 10 January 2012 (UTC)

WikiWomen's History Month[edit]

Hi everyone. March is Women's History Month and I'm hoping a few folks here at WP:European history will have interest in putting on events (on and off wiki) related to women's roles in within European history. We've created an event page on English Wikipedia (please translate!) and I hope you'll find the inspiration to participate. These events can take place off wiki, like edit-a-thons, or on wiki, such as themes and translations. Please visit the page here: WikiWomen's History Month. Thanks for your consideration and I look forward to seeing events take place! SarahStierch (talk) 20:34, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

FAR[edit]

I have nominated Byzantine Empire for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Ten Pound Hammer(What did I screw up now?) 19:24, 23 February 2012 (UTC)

Ancient Civilizations Textbook[edit]

Hello all! I’m working with the Saylor foundation to create a series of original, crowd-sourced textbooks that will be openly licensed and freely available on the web and within Saylor’s free, self-paced courses at Saylor.org. We are using Wikibooks as a platform to host this project and hope to garner the interest of existing members of the Wikibooks and Wikipedia community, as well as bring in new members! We thought that some of your members may be interested in contributing to our book Saylor.org's Ancient Civilizations of the World.--Thomas Simpson (talk) 17:49, 13 September 2012 (UTC)

New article on film One Hundred Years of Evil[edit]

I've created this new article. If you've got additional input for secondary sources, please feel free to suggest them at the article's talk page, I'd really appreciate it. :) Cheers, — Cirt (talk) 01:29, 21 October 2012 (UTC)

Deletion of articles tracing historical dynasties[edit]

Several requests to delete articles entitled "Line of succession to the former throne of X" (e.g. Württemberg, Tuscany, Two Sicilies) have recently been proposed for deletion from Wikipedia by Pat Gallacher. Although Wikipedians from various projects are being notified of these requests for removal, I think those who monitor this page may also appreciate being notified. FactStraight (talk) 03:12, 16 November 2012 (UTC)

RFC at Talk:History of Vojvodina[edit]

Your attention is drawn to Talk:History_of_Vojvodina#Request_For_Comment_re:_WikiProject_Banners_on_this_page. Regards, Peacemaker67 (send... over) 02:09, 5 February 2013 (UTC)

Europeans share common ancestors who lived 1,000 years ago[edit]

Pls see Talk:Genetic history of Europe#Europeans share common ancestors who lived 1,000 years ago -- Moxy (talk) 02:32, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

Do you read Fraktur?[edit]

If you read Fraktur, the old German blackletter typeface (as shown here), you may want to add this template to your userspace: {{User:Alarob/frak}}

Using it will automatically put you in the skill category "Wikipedians who can read Fraktur." — ℜob C. alias ÀLAROB 03:32, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

Looking for help citing the following[edit]

Hi,

I am working towards overall improvements to the Treaty of Versailles article. The following is from the territorial changes section. I have not been able to find any information that backs it up, yet it does not seem prudent to just delete it since it does add some background context. Can anyone confirm if the overall points are correct and at the same time provide some inline citations to support the paragraph?

"Germany′s borders in 1919 had been established nearly 50 years earlier, at the country′s official establishment in 1871. Territory and cities in the region had changed hands repeatedly for centuries, including at various times being owned by the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Kingdom of Sweden, Kingdom of Poland, and Kingdom of Lithuania. However, Germany laid claim to lands and cities that it viewed as historically "Germanic" centuries before Germany′s establishment as a country in 1871. Other countries disputed Germany′s claim to this territory. In the peace treaty, Germany agreed to return disputed lands and cities to various countries."

Regards, EnigmaMcmxc (talk) 21:50, 3 June 2013 (UTC)

gun control rfc[edit]

There is an RFC that may be of interest to this group at Talk:Gun_control#RFC. Subject of the RFC is "Is the use of gun restriction legislation or other confiscations by totalitarian governments (Nazi, Communist etc) accurately described as "Gun Control". Are such instances appropriate for inclusion in the Gun Control article. (Details at RFC in article)" Gaijin42 (talk) 16:02, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

this rfc could use additional input. Gaijin42 (talk) 02:24, 12 July 2013 (UTC)

Horrible Histories[edit]

Hi. We're having a discussion on the fate of Horrible Histories TV show at: Horrible Histories (2009 TV series)#Moving on. As a relevant Wikiproject, we would greatly appreciate it if you would voice your opinion on the talk page, or to have a crack at editing and improving it. Thankyou for your time. :)--Coin945 (talk) 13:22, 30 June 2013 (UTC)

Good article reassessment requested for Spanish Civil War article[edit]

Spanish Civil War, an article that you or your project may be interested in, has been nominated for a community good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status may be removed from the article.Isthisuseful (talk) 21:27, 10 July 2013 (UTC)

List of Romanian words of possible Dacian origin[edit]

The List of Romanian words of possible Dacian origin article has been proposed for deletion. Your opinions are welcomed. --Norden1990 (talk) 17:35, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

Proposed restrictions on styles & titles of former royals[edit]

Proposed restrictions on styles & titles of former royals A proposal is now pending to !vote to ban use of titles, honorifics and styles historically associated with titled members of no longer reigning families or to require that wherever such titles are mentioned in a Wikipedia bio, article or template that a disclaimer must be attached informing the reader that the title/style is not legal or is a courtesy title only. You may read opinions and express your views here. FactStraight (talk) 22:53, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

Western Europe[edit]

Western Europe, e.g. France, Spain is missing from the geographic listing.--Felix Folio Secundus (talk) 15:18, 14 December 2013 (UTC)

World War I reparations[edit]

Hi, I have already posted this elsewhere, but have so far gained little feedback. As the reparations article links to this project, I am hoping some members will be able to help.

I am currently working on the World War I reparations article. I have hit a bump on Bulgarian reparations. Thus far, I have established the following:

1 - Treaty of Neuilly established that Bulgaria had to pay 2.250 billion Gold francs in reparations.(Treaty of Neuilly, Article 121)
2 - In 1923, the Bulgarian reparation sum was "revised downwards" to 550 million gold francs "plus a lump sum payment of 25 million francs for occupation costs".(Marks, Myths of Reparations, pp. 234-5)
3 - Between the treaty signing and April 1922, 173 million gold francs were paid (1)
4 - Between 1925 and 1929, Bulgaria paid a further 41 million gold francs, before reparations were abandoned at the Lausanne conference of 1932.(2)

Does anyone have any additional information (including sources) to expand the above, especially in the following two areas: 1 - Do the above figures represent total Bulgarian reparation payment, and if not what were they?
2 - Did an event, such as the Dawes Plan for example, occur to revise down the Bulgarian reparation payments?

I will continue to search for information, but any help provided would be much appreciated.EnigmaMcmxc (talk) 13:53, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

CfD discussion for societies and cultures[edit]

There is a discussion going on right now at WP:Categories for discussion that involves changing the category names for all cultures, from, for example, "Afghan society" to "Society of Afghanistan". I can see that next will be changing "German culture" to "Culture of Germany" and the like. This would be for all ethnicities, nationalities and cultures.
If you would like to weigh in, the conversation is occurring at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2014 March 27#Society by country. Liz Read! Talk! 15:21, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

Disappeared (Northern Ireland)[edit]

I have just started a new article on Disappeared (Northern Ireland), which might be of interest to this WikiProject. GiantSnowman 18:43, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Daesitiates[edit]

Dear historians: This old Afc submission is about to be deleted as a stale draft. Is this a notable topic, and should the page be kept and improved instead? —Anne Delong (talk) 23:24, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

Renaming and moving: Greater Romania > Interwar Romania[edit]

Your comments on the requested move of the article Greater Romania are welcome here. Borsoka (talk) 18:22, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

Leaflet for Wikiproject European History at Wikimania 2014[edit]

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Hi all,

My name is Adi Khajuria and I am helping out with Wikimania 2014 in London.

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This is particularly aimed at highlighting less discoverable but successful projects, e.g:

• Active Wikiprojects: Wikiproject Medicine, WikiProject Video Games, Wikiproject Film

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Adikhajuria (talk) 12:12, 27 June 2014 (UTC)