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WikiProject Women's History

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Clio, Muse of History, by Artemisia Gentileschi, 1632

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Welcome to WikiProject Women's History, a collaboration area for Wikipedians interested in improving coverage of women's history. The project's primary purpose is to provide support for members and any other editors in improving Wikipedia's coverage of women from a historical perspective. New members are always welcome! Just add your name to our participants list. You might also want to join one of our task forces. The project currently has two: Women in World War I and Women in technology.


Although we recognize that the definition of women's history as an academic field of study can be flexible and even problematic, this project focuses on:

  • the lives, activities, achievements, and experiences of women up to the mid-20th century
  • ongoing social and cultural movements and issues that affect women into the present but have historical precedents and origins
  • contemporary women as agents of historic change

A major goal of WikiProject Women's History is to incorporate the perspective of women's history in overview articles of historical periods or pre-1950 events which may currently lack such coverage. A history article (such as American Old West) should be included in this project if reliable sources exist for improving the coverage of women throughout or in a section that focuses on the experiences and contributions of women.

Topics of interest primarily because they reflect perceptions or views of women and their prescribed roles, as well as articles on current events without a verifiable historical dimension or on contemporary popular culture, may be more aptly covered by WikiProject Gender Studies, WikiProject Feminism, or other projects. WikiProject Women's History is not "WikiProject Women" or "WikiProject Women's Studies".

Criteria for inclusion[edit]

Below are more detailed criteria for including various types of articles under this project's banner. When in doubt, join us for a discussion. (For more on how these criteria were drafted and consensus on them was reached, see Women's History Scope Workshop.)


How you can help[edit]

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The following Categories are potentially of interest to this project, although not all of their articles may be within the project's scope.

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Women in history(13 C, 79 P)

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Women by occupation(129 C, 6 P)

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Female regents(1 C, 430 P)

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School and university projects[edit]

If you are using Wikipedia as an educational assignment, and your students will be writing or editing articles related to women's history, do drop us a note at our project's talk page.

There are many resources available to support such projects including:

Useful tools:

  • The Educational assignment tag can be used to mark an article as being/having been part of an assignment by placing the following at the top of the article's talk page:


    Be sure to click "save page" afterwards. There are further options for the template such as adding the date the assignment will end or a link to your project's write-up at Wikipedia:School and university projects, if you have one. There's more information at Template:EducationalAssignment.

  • The Article wizard helps you through the process of submitting a new article to Wikipedia. There are 6 sections to step through, then you'll be taken to the editing page. As each section is completed, the next becomes available.

See also:

Recognized content[edit]

  • The Featured Articles in the hand-maintained list below are relevant to our project, but do not necessarily carry the WikiProject Women's History banner.

Prominent women in need of peer-evaluation upgrade[edit]


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