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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 -- (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)

Requesting verification on Battle of Lyncestis[edit]

I'm hoping someone at this WIkiProject can take a look at Battle of Lyncestis. I originally tagged it as a suspected hoax, because a google search for the title yielded zero results and the refs are poorly formed. The author has pointed to some references, but none seem to identify the battle by name. Could someone please take a look at this article, make sure the content is valid, and figure out if there's a better title that's backed up by sources? Thanks so much! Swpbtalk 14:12, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

Proper terminology for the lead of Almohad Caliphate[edit]

For those interested, there is currently a discussion at Talk:Almohad_Caliphate#Caliphate.2C_dynasty regarding whether the Almohad Caliphate should be referred to as a caliphate or a dynasty in the lead. MezzoMezzo (talk) 16:23, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

Massive History GAN backlog[edit]

Sorry to be that person again, but I'd be grateful for everyone to have a look at the Good Article Nomination backlog for World History and see if they can do anything to help improve it. There are currently 30 articles waiting and only five under review. Some have been waiting since February! —Brigade Piron (talk) 20:32, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

RfC Notification regarding Chevalier d'Eon[edit]

There is currently an RfC on the proper use of pronouns in the article Chevalier d'Eon, which falls within the scope of this Wikiproject. The RfC can be found here. Your comments and discussion on the matter would be appreciated. 0x0077BE [talk/contrib] 14:48, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

Moving Novorossiya to New Russia[edit]

There’s some debate about this proposal. If you have a minute, please chime in at Talk:Novorossiya#Requested moveMichael Z. 2014-09-23 18:10 z

npp for category tool[edit]

Please comment. Gryllida (talk) 23:35, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

Discussion about icon use at Infobox former country[edit]

Please see a discussion relevant to this project I started at Template talk:Infobox former country#Deprecate easter-egg links in successor/predecessor timeline? Fut.Perf. 11:59, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

History of Somalia POV[edit]

I threw a NPOV dispute tag on History of Somalia (1991–2006) and am considering delisting it as a Good Article. It is highly biased to anarcho-capitalism and disproportionately draws from obscure libertarian sources, giving this undue weight. --Gerrit CUTEDH 19:05, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:47, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Criteria for being an outright revisionist (of history)[edit]

What criteria are needed for an article to proclaim that a person is a "historical revisionist"?

"In 2014, the prize was awarded to the controversial playwright and historical revisionist Peter Handke" --Pankycont (talk) 18:58, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

This version [1] of the article, is not a victim of section blanking/edit warring. --Pankycont (talk) 19:12, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

I was actually about to remove the "historical revisionist" section, but there was an edit conflict... The section is not neutrally written and a similar section was duly modified at the Peter Handke article. Iselilja (talk) 19:16, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
  • (edit conflict) Normally we only repeat what is reported in reliable sources. If the assertion is something that reasonable people are likely to see as negative, then you probably want multiple RS sources saying the same thing. In most cases if there is a potential for controversy it is better to hedge the wording a bit... i.e. "John Doe is an author and historian who is regarded by some (or many) as an historical revisionist. Remember WP:BLP applies and we have to be very careful when reporting posting potentially negative stuff about someone. Also if there is any doubt we have to avoid absolutes. Thus it is OK to call John Wayne Gacy a serial killer since he was convicted in a court of law. But otherwise we would say alleged or suspected. When discussing purveyors of weird pseudo-history etc you may also wish to refer to WP:FRINGE and WP:DUE. -Ad Orientem (talk) 19:17, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

Need assessment[edit]

National archives- new article about the concept of a national archives. My goal is C-class so provide feedback as appropriate. Chris Troutman (talk) 06:28, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

history of music[edit]

Are there any editors who primarily work on the history of music for this Wiki project? Miguel Pena (talk) 20:32, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

Imperial index[edit]

Imperial index - Is this something genuinely used by historians, or something invented by the creator of the page? Oiyarbepsy (talk) 03:35, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

I'd say a hoax, but that's me. At a minimum, in the absence of independent sources to the page, its original research. TomStar81 (Talk) 05:05, 29 October 2014 (UTC)
The page creator admitted to making it up - User talk:Nejc Kincl. Oiyarbepsy (talk) 14:32, 29 October 2014 (UTC)
In that case, I've gone ahead and 86'ed the the pages. TomStar81 (Talk) 14:39, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

George Buck[edit]

Hello! I've been working on this article about the British historian George Buck, who wrote the first history defending King Richard III, among other things. Should it get the History project banner? Does it need more history-related cats? Thanks for any assistance. -- Ssilvers (talk) 15:37, 5 November 2014 (UTC)