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Was Voltaire wrong about William Penn's 1683 treaty with the Lenape Indians?[edit]

There is a discussion here about William Penn's 1683 treaty with the Lenape Indians, and specifically whether Voltaire's famous quote ("...a treaty never written, never broken") from his 1764 Dictionnaire philosophique was incorrect. Could someone please take a look at it? Thanks! --Guy Macon (talk) 16:51, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Greater Romania (political concept)[edit]

Would you please tell us your opinion on this matter? All comments are welcome.Fakirbakir (talk) 16:09, 10 May 2014 (UTC)

Medieval censorship[edit]

New article with no citations, 2 sources named but one was a student's website.[1] Dougweller (talk) 10:00, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

A quick glance suggests it's an essay. I will take a closer look when I have a few minutes. But this article has serious problems and I'm not sure it's fixable without a major rewrite. Seriously thinking about AfD right now. Any other opinions? -Ad Orientem (talk) 13:04, 14 May 2014 (UTC)
I really hate to delete thoughtfully written content but if the author doesn't respond, I tend to agree with AfD. Chris Troutman (talk) 21:39, 14 May 2014 (UTC)
I dropped a note on the author's talk page. Hopefully she will pop over and help out with this. -Ad Orientem (talk) 18:06, 15 May 2014 (UTC)
It definitely looks like an essay, perhaps something written for a class. As you can see, I deleted some material from a student's website, it might even be the same person or a student at the same university. Dougweller (talk) 20:19, 15 May 2014 (UTC)
I agree. If the author gives some indication of intending to fix it, I think he/she should be given that opportunity. But if we don't hear from them in the next 24hrs or so, I will send it to AfD. -Ad Orientem (talk) 20:39, 15 May 2014 (UTC)
Of course, I think the solution of the AfD is WP:USERFY. I'd be willing to take on that content unless we userfy it to the original author. Chris Troutman (talk) 21:31, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

German private army post-WWII?[edit]

This story from Der Spiegel looks fascinating:

" Files Uncovered: Nazi Veterans Created Illegal Army"
http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/wehrmacht-veterans-created-a-secret-army-in-west-germany-a-969015.html

I can't easily think of an article title for this, since it doesn't seem to have any clearly defined name, but this is definitely article-worthy, if it can be supported by multiple sources. Are there any other reports to back it up? -- Impsswoon (talk) 21:01, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

The german wiki has some content on this that includes some additional links to sources. https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Schnez#Geheimarmee
This appears to be a good english translation of that article (not just a google trans) http://operation-gladio.net/albert-schnez
A start would be to make the article about the person as the German wiki does. Gaijin42 (talk) 21:19, 14 May 2014 (UTC)
I've just done so: see Albert Schnez. Thanks. -- Impsswoon (talk) 21:44, 14 May 2014 (UTC)
And also for the Schnez-Truppe, the thing itself. Stubs created and interwiki links generated, I'll let those rest for the time being as article seeds. The story itself seems to be in the news, so no doubt others will come along in due course and fill them in. -- Impsswoon (talk) 22:10, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

Discussion regarding due weight for views on Middle Eastern clothing[edit]

I started a discussion at Talk:Hijab#Unintentional_pushing_of_fringe_views about historical representation of the Eastern head covering associated with Muslim people. Community participation and assistance would be much appreciated. MezzoMezzo (talk) 04:55, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

One of your project's articles has been featured[edit]

Today's Article For Improvement star.svg

Hello,
Please note that French Revolutionary Wars, which is within this project's scope, has been selected as one of Today's articles for improvement. The article was scheduled to appear on Wikipedia's Community portal in the "Today's articles for improvement" section for one week, beginning today. Everyone is encouraged to collaborate to improve the article. Thanks, and happy editing!
Delivered by Theo's Little Bot at 01:00, 19 May 2014 (UTC) on behalf of the TAFI team

Leaflet For Wikiproject History At Wikimania 2014[edit]

Are you looking to recruit more contributors to your project?
We are offering to design and print physical paper leaflets to be distributed at Wikimania 2014 for all projects that apply.
For more information, click the link below.
Project leaflets
Adikhajuria (talk) 14:58, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride 2014[edit]

You are invited to participate in Wiki Loves Pride 2014, a campaign to create and improve LGBT-related content at Wikipedia and its sister projects. The campaign will take place throughout the month of June, culminating with a multinational edit-a-thon on June 21. Meetups are being held in some cities, or you can participate remotely. All constructive edits are welcome in order to contribute to Wikipedia's mission of providing quality, accurate information. Articles related to LGBT history may be of particular interest. You can also upload LGBT-related images by participating in Wikimedia Commons' LGBT-related photo challenge. You are encouraged to share the results of your work here. Happy editing! --Another Believer (Talk) 19:12, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

See my comment on the talk page. -Ad Orientem (talk) 15:35, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

Royal intermarriage Good Article nomination[edit]

I've been working on expanding the Royal Intermarriage article now for a little while and have just nominated it for Good Article Status. As it falls within the scope of the portal, a review from any of you would be much appreciated. Many thanks. Sotakeit (talk) 10:45, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Leaflet For Wikiproject History At Wikimania 2014 (updated version)[edit]

Please note: This is an updated version of a previous post that I made.

Project Leaflet WikiProject Medicine back and front v1.png

Hi all,

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

One of our initiatives is to create leaflets to increase the discoverability of various wikimedia projects, and showcase the breadth of activity within wikimedia. Any kind of project can have a physical paper leaflet designed - for free - as a tool to help recruit new contributors. These leaflets will be printed at Wikimania 2014, and the designs can be re-used in the future at other events and locations.

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

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

• Tech projects/Tools, which may be looking for either users or developers.

• Less known major projects: Wikinews, Wikidata, Wikivoyage, etc.

• Wiki Loves Parliaments, Wiki Loves Monuments, Wiki Loves ____

• Wikimedia thematic organisations, Wikiwomen’s Collaborative, The Signpost

The deadline for submissions is 1st July 2014

For more information or to sign up for one for your project, go to:

Project leaflets
Adikhajuria (talk) 13:16, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/History of the Jews in Nepal[edit]

Howdy all. This AfD is about an article on what is ostensibly a historical topic. Please, please, some historians, please have a look at the AfD. Drmies (talk) 23:06, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

It's only up for deletion because Ubikwit (talk · contribs) was stalking Sairp (talk · contribs). Sairp made a trivial copyedit, so Ubikwit had to burn the whole article down to the ground. As far as I can tell, Ubikwit has now driven Sairp off wikipedia, and I'm not going to volunteer for that treatment again, so I'm staying well away from the AfD. bobrayner (talk) 01:48, 27 June 2014 (UTC)
I took a look at that Wiki cluster-bleep yesterday and about halfway down something in my brain clicked and said "Nope. An apparition of the Virgin Mary could not persuade me to touch this mess." Filed under reason 1027 for why I have zero interest in being an Admin. -Ad Orientem (talk) 00:47, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

Madeleine McCann requests for comments[edit]

I have started two requests for comments at Talk:Madeleine McCann. 159.92.1.1 (talk) 18:54, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

@159.92.1.1: No, your RfCs are at Talk:Disappearance of Madeleine McCann. Chris Troutman (talk) 19:11, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Interpreting Domesday[edit]

Hello Historians. Is anyone able/willing to provide a little assistance in interpreting sources regarding entries in the Domesday Book? I'm unfamiliar with the terms used and don't want to misinterpret anything. Thanks. PaleCloudedWhite (talk) 08:16, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

100th Anniversary of World War I[edit]

Does anyone know why the 100th anniversary of arguably the most important geo-political event since the French Revolution is getting such short shrift on the Front Page? Even the "On this day" section has, with very few exceptions, almost studiously ignored the events that lead up to, and now the actual outbreak of the Great War. -Ad Orientem (talk) 12:36, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

Wiki Education Foundation hiring an experienced humanities editor[edit]

Wiki Education Foundation is hiring two experienced Wikipedia editors for part-time (20 hours/week) positions: Wikipedia Content Expert, Sciences and Wikipedia Content Expert, Humanities. The focus of these positions is to help student editors do better work, through everything from advice and cleanup on individual articles, to helping instructors find appropriate topics for the students to work on, to tracking the overall quality of work from student editors and finding ways to improve it. We're looking for clueful, friendly editors who like to focus on article content, but also have a strong working knowledge of policies and guidelines, and who have experience with DYK, GAN, and other quality processes.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 16:21, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

Majestic 12[edit]

There is currently a discussion on the Fringe Theories Noticeboard concerning the article Majestic 12 that may be relevant to this project. Comments from interested editors are welcome. -Ad Orientem (talk) 17:54, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

Draft:Division of Korean History by period[edit]

FYI, there's a notice about this draft article at WT:KOREA -- 65.94.169.222 (talk) 06:51, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

New essay: Historical portraits[edit]

I've been drafting a new essay that I thought people in this project might be interested in: User:Future Perfect at Sunrise/Historical portraits. Comments welcome! Thanks, – Fut.Perf. 08:59, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Do you expect comments at the talkpage of the draft in your userspace or you intend to move this draft to the main space?--Antidiskriminator (talk) 09:04, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
I'd say we can first discuss it on its talkpage where it is now, and then maybe move it into Project space if there's enough of a positive response. Fut.Perf. 09:10, 18 August 2014 (UTC)