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Infobox academic
Academic work
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{{{honorific_prefix}}}
{{{name}}}
{{{honorific_suffix}}}
[[File:{{{image}}}|{{{image_size}}}|alt={{{alt}}}|upright=1|{{{alt}}}]]
{{{caption}}}
Native name {{{native_name}}}
Born {{{birth_name}}}
{{{birth_date}}}
{{{birth_place}}}
Died {{{death_date}}}
{{{death_place}}}
Cause of death {{{death_cause}}}
Nationality {{{nationality}}}
Other names {{{other_names}}}
Occupation {{{occupation}}}
Years active {{{period}}}
Known for {{{known_for}}}
Title {{{title}}}
Board member of {{{boards}}}
Spouse(s) {{{spouse}}}
Children {{{children}}}
Awards {{{awards}}}
Website {{{website}}}
Academic background
Education {{{education}}}
Alma mater {{{alma_mater}}}
Thesis title [{{{thesis_url}}} {{{thesis_title}}}]
Thesis year {{{thesis_year}}}
School or tradition {{{school_tradition}}}
Doctoral advisor {{{doctoral_advisor}}}
Influences {{{influences}}}
Academic work
Era {{{era}}}
Discipline {{{discipline}}}
Sub discipline {{{sub_discipline}}}
Institutions {{{workplaces}}}
Doctoral students {{{doctoral_students}}}
Notable students {{{notable_students}}}
Main interests {{{main_interests}}}
Notable works {{{notable_works}}}
Notable ideas {{{notable_ideas}}}
Influenced {{{influenced}}}
Signature
[[File:{{{signature}}}|{{{signature_alt}}}|alt={{{signature_size}}}|{{{signature_size}}}]]
Notes
{{{footnotes}}}

To use the template, copy the wikitext below, and paste it in the top section of the article’s main page. If the article is not divided into sections, it should be placed on top. Then, fill out the data fields. You can omit any unused fields.

Blank template

{{Infobox academic
| honorific_prefix   = <!-- see [[MOS:HONOURIFIC]] -->
| name               = 
| honorific_suffix   = 
| image              = 
| image_size         = 
| alt                = 
| caption            = 
| native_name        = 
| native_name_lang   = 
| birth_name         = <!-- use only if different from full/othernames -->
| birth_date         = <!-- {{birth date and age|YYYY|MM|DD}}  -->
| birth_place        = 
| death_date         = <!-- {{death date and age|YYYY|MM|DD|YYYY|MM|DD}} (death date then birth date) -->
| death_place        = 
| death_cause        = 
| region             = 
| nationality        = 
| other_names        = 
| occupation         = 
| period             = 
| known_for          = 
| title              = 
| boards             = <!--board or similar positions extraneous to main occupation-->
| spouse             = 
| children           = 
| family             =
| awards             = <!--notable national level awards only-->
| website            = 
| education          = 
| alma_mater         = <!--will often consist of the linked name of the last-attended higher education institution-->
| thesis_title       = 
| thesis_url         = 
| thesis_year        = 
| school_tradition   = 
| doctoral_advisor   = 
| influences         = <!--must be referenced from a third party source-->
| era                = 
| discipline         = <!--major academic discipline – e.g. Physicist, Sociologist, New Testament scholar, Ancient Near Eastern Linguist-->
| sub_discipline     = <!--academic discipline specialist area – e.g. Sub-atomic research, 20th Century Danish specialist, Pauline research, Arcadian and Ugaritic specialist-->
| workplaces         = <!--full-time positions only, not student positions-->
| doctoral_students  = 
| notable_students   = <!--only those with WP articles-->
| main_interests     = 
| notable_works      = 
| notable_ideas      = 
| influenced         = <!--must be referenced from a third party source-->
| signature          = 
| signature_alt      = 
| signature_size     = 
| footnotes          = 
}}

Parameters

name
The name under which the academic is best known. This should usually be the same as the article name, and will default to {{PAGENAME}} if not specified.
image
Image. Use the name of the image file only, i.e. do not include "File:".
image_size
Width of the image. Default is frameless and should not normally need to be specified manually.
alt
Alt text for the image, for visually impaired readers. See WP:ALT. It should be specified if image is specified.
caption
Caption for image, if necessary; if the image is simply a headshot of the subject, a caption restating the subject's name is unnecessary
honorific_prefix
See MOS:HONOURIFIC
honorific_suffix
native_name
Name of the person in his or her native language, if not English and only if different from the name given in the article title, the lead sentence, and the |name= parameter
native_name_lang
The subject's native language, preferably as evidenced by his/ her publications, if not English
birth_name
Subjects name at birth;only specify if different from the |name= parameter, the |native_name= parameter, the article title, and the article lead sentence
birth_date
Date of birth; can be approximate; use {{birth date}} or related template where possible. For living people supply only the year unless the exact date is already WIDELY published (per WP:DOB)— treat such cases as if only the year is known, so use {{birth year and age}} or a similar option
birth_place
Place of birth
death_date
Date of death. Can be approximate. Use {{death date and age}} or related template where possible
death_place
Place of death; use city if possible, otherwise use country; do not give coordinates
death_cause
Cause of death, if relevant to article; e.g., accidental radiation poisoning
region
Should match region.
nationality
other_names
occupation
Should match full occupational description of most recent employment
period
known_for
title
Should match full occupational title; e.g., Distinguished professor, Associate professor, etc.
boards
Should be for board or similar positions extraneous to main occupation - not editorial boards in the person's subject
spouse
Should only be included if the spouse is independently notable or there is discussion in a reliable published source that confirms his/ her name and existence
children
See "spouse"
awards
Should be restricted to only major national-level awards related to academic work
website
Should be only an academic's own collegiate page or personal professional page
education
Should be explained in the main text of the article; Those that are not mentioned in the main text are subject to removal
alma_mater
Will often consist of the linked name of the last-attended higher education institution
thesis_title
Should match full thesis title
thesis_url
Should be where the these is available freely; not for commercial advertising usage
thesis_year
Year thesis was completed and registered with corresponding institution
school_tradition
doctoral_advisor
Should be explained in the main text of the article; Those that are not mentioned in the main text may be deleted
influences
Should be explained in the main text of the article and have a third party source; those that are not mentioned in the main text may be deleted
era
discipline
Major academic discipline - e.g. physicist, sociologist, New Testament scholar, Ancient Near Eastern linguist
sub_discipline
Academic discipline specialist area - e.g. Sub-atomic research, 20th Century Danish specialist, Pauline research, Arcadian and Ugaritic specialist
workplaces
Should be major academic tenures; do not include student or part-time positions or postdoctoral fellowships
doctoral_students
Only include those notable enough for WP articles. Should be explained in the main text of the article; Those that are not mentioned in the main text may be deleted
notable_students
Only those notable enough for WP articles. Should be explained in the main text of the article; Those that are not mentioned in the main text may be deleted
main_interests
Should be explained in the main text of the article; those that are not mentioned in the main text are subject to deletion
notable_works
Should be explained in the main text of the article; those that are not mentioned in the main text are subject to deletion
notable_ideas
Should be explained in the main text of the article; those that are not mentioned in the main text are subject to deletion
influenced
Should be explained in the main text of the article and have a third party source; those that are not mentioned in the main text are subject to deletion
signature
link to file containing subject's signature, if somehow relevant to the subject's personal history
signature_size
signature_alt
footnotes
For any footnotes needed to clarify entries above; this section is also often used to add additional notable information, typically if the scientist is a relative of another person with a wikipedia article

Example

C. S. Lewis
Example image not be used in article namespace.jpg
C.S. Lewis aged 50
Born Clive Staples Lewis
(1898-11-29)29 November 1898
Belfast, Ireland
Died 22 November 1963(1963-11-22) (aged 64)
Oxford, England
Nationality British
Occupation Novelist, academic, broadcaster
Spouse(s) Joy Davidman (m. 1956; d. 1960)
Academic background
Alma mater Oxford University
Academic work
Institutions Magdalen College, Oxford & Magdalene College, Cambridge
Main interests Christian apologetics
Notable works The Chronicles of Narnia
Mere Christianity
The Allegory of Love
The Screwtape Letters
The Space Trilogy
Till We Have Faces
Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life
{{Infobox academic
| name               = C. S. Lewis 
| image              = Example-serious.jpg 
| caption            = C.S. Lewis aged 50
| birth_name         = Clive Staples Lewis 
| birth_date         = {{birth date|1898|11|29|df=yes}} <!--For living people supply only the year unless the exact date is already WIDELY published, as per [[WP:DOB]]. Treat such cases as if only the year is known, so use {{tl|birth year and age}} or a similar option.-->
| birth_place        = [[Belfast]], Ireland
| death_date         = {{death date and age|1963|11|22|1898|11|29|df=yes}}
| death_place        = [[Oxford]], England
| nationality        = British
| occupation         = Novelist, academic, broadcaster
| spouse             = {{marriage|[[Joy Davidman]]|1956|1960|reason=died}}
| alma_mater         = Oxford University
| influences         = 
| workplaces         = [[Magdalen College, Oxford]] & [[Magdalene College, Cambridge]]
| main_interests     = [[Christian apologetics]]
| notable_works      = ''[[The Chronicles of Narnia]]'' <br />''[[Mere Christianity]]''<br />''[[The Allegory of Love]]''<br />''[[The Screwtape Letters]]''<br />[[The Space Trilogy]] <br /> ''[[Till We Have Faces]]''<br />''[[Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life]]''
| notable_ideas      = 
| influenced         = 
| signature          = 
| signature_size     = 
| footnotes          = 
}}

Microformat

The HTML markup produced by this template includes an hCard microformat, which makes the person's details parsable by computers, either acting automatically to catalogue articles across Wikipedia or via a browser tool operated by a reader, to (for example) add the subject to an address book or database. For more information about the use of microformats on Wikipedia, please see the microformat project.

Sub-templates

Date-of-birth ("bday") information will only be included in the microformat if {{birth date}}, or {{birth date and age}} are used in the infobox. (Do not use these if the date is before 1583). Be cautious about using these if the person is still living, per WP:DOB.

To include a URL, use {{URL}}.

Please do not remove instances of these sub-templates.

Classes

hCard uses HTML classes including:

  • adr
  • agent
  • bday
  • birthplace
  • category
  • country-name
  • deathdate
  • deathplace
  • extended-address
  • family-name
  • fn (required)
  • given-name
  • honorific-prefix
  • honorific-suffix
  • label
  • locality
  • n
  • nickname
  • note
  • org
  • role
  • url
  • vcard

Please do not rename or remove these classes nor collapse nested elements which use them.

Tracking categories

See also

TemplateData

TemplateData
This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools.

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TemplateData for Infobox academic

An infobox for articles about academics

Template parameters

Parameter Description Type Status
Honorific prefix honorific_prefixhonorific prefix

To appear on the line above the person's name

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Name name

The name under which the academic is best known. This should usually be the same as the article name, and will default to {{PAGENAME}} if not specified.

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Honorific suffix honorific_suffixhonorific suffix

To appear on the line below the person's name

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Native_name native_name

no description

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Fullname fullname

no description

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Native_name_lang native_name_lang

no description

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empty
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Image image

Use the name of the image file only, i.e. do not include "File:".

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Image_name image_name

no description

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Image size image_size

Width of the image. Default is frameless and should not normally need to be specified manually.

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Imagesize imagesize

no description

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Alt alt

no description

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Caption caption

no description

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Birth name birth_namebirth name

The birth name of the academic. Only specify if different from name.

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Birth date birth_datebirth date

Date of birth. Can be approximate. Use {{birth date}} or related template where possible. For living people supply only the year unless the exact date is already WIDELY published, as per WP:DOB. Treat such cases as if only the year is known, so use {{birth year and age}} or a similar option.

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empty
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Place of birth birth_placebirth place

no description

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Death date death_datedeath date

Date of death. Can be approximate. Use {{death date and age}} or related template where possible.

Default
empty
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Death place death_placedeath place

Place of death

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Death_cause death_cause

no description

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Region region

no description

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Residence residence

no description

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Nationality nationality

no description

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Othernames othernames

no description

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Other_names other_names

no description

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Occupation occupation

Should match full occupational description.

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Titles titles

Should match full occupational title.

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Period period

no description

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Known_for known_for

no description

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Title title

no description

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Boards boards

no description

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Religion religion

no description

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Denomination denomination

no description

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Spouse spouse

no description

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Children children

no description

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Awards awards

no description

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Signature signature

no description

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Signature_size signature_size

no description

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Signature alt signature alt

no description

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Signature_alt signature_alt

no description

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Education education

Should be explained in the main text of the article; Those that are not mentioned in the main text may be deleted.

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Alma mater alma_materalma mater

Will often consist of the linked name of the last-attended higher education institution.

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Thesis_title thesis_title

no description

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Thesis_url thesis_url

no description

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Thesis_year thesis_year

no description

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School_tradition school_tradition

no description

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Doctoral_advisor doctoral_advisor

no description

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Influences influences

no description

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Era era

no description

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Discipline discipline

Major academic discipline - e.g. Physicist, Sociologist, New Testament scholar, Ancient Near Eastern Linguist.

Default
empty
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empty
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empty
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Sub-discipline sub_discipline

Academic discipline specialist area - e.g. Sub-atomic research, 20th Century Danish specialist, Pauline research, Arcadian and Ugaritic specialist.

Default
empty
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empty
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empty
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Workplace workplaceswork_institutionswork institutionswork_institutionwork institution

Should be major academic tenures, not student or part0-time positions or postdoctoral fellowships

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Doctoral_students doctoral_students

no description

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Notable students notable_studentsnotable students

Only those notable enough for WP articles. Should be explained in the main text of the article; Those that are not mentioned in the main text may be deleted.

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Main_interests main_interests

no description

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Notable works notable_worksnotable worksnotableworks

Should be explained in the main text of the article; Those that are not mentioned in the main text may be deleted.

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Notable_ideas notable_ideas

no description

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Influenced influenced

no description

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Principal_ideas principal_ideas

no description

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Website website

no description

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Footnotes footnotes

no description

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