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WikiJournal of Humanities published first article[edit]

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The WikiJournal of Humanities is a free, peer reviewed academic journal which aims to provide a new mechanism for ensuring the accuracy of Wikipedia's humanities, arts and social sciences content. We started it as a way of bridging the Wikipedia-academia gap. It is also part of a WikiJournal User Group along with Wiki.J.Med and Wiki.J.Sci. The journal is still starting out and not yet well known, so we are advertising ourselves to WikiProjects that might be interested.


  • Invite submissions from non-wikipedians
  • Coordinate the organisation of external academic peer review
  • Format accepted articles
  • Promote the journal


If you want to know more, please see this recent interview with some WikiJournal editors, the journal's About page, or check out a comparison of similar initiatives. If you're interested, please come and discuss the project on the journal's talk page, or the general discussion page for the WikiJournal User group.

As an illustrative example, Wiki.J.Hum published its first article this month!

  • Miles, Dudley; et al. (2018). "Æthelflæd, Lady of the Mercians". WikiJournal of Humanities. 1 (1): 1. doi:10.15347/wjh/2018.001. ISSN 2639-5347.

T.Shafee(Evo&Evo)talk 09:35, 26 November 2018 (UTC)

Silent Night's 200th anniversary is on December 24th[edit]

Autograph (c. 1860) of the carol by Franz Gruber

Hi all. "Silent Night" was first performed on Christmas Eve in 1818, and consequently will appear on the Main page in the "On this day" section on December 24th. As the article is within the scope of this Wikiproject I figured editors here might be interested in improving it before then. There are no major issues with it that I can see, but it's also rather short and I feel certain it could be significantly expanded if interested editors had a go at it. I'd be happy to help out, of course, but as this isn't remotely my field I fear I have very little to contribute. Any takers? (PS. Cross-posting this to WP:CM and WP:SONGS as the most relevant Wikiprojects with recent activity.) --Xover (talk) 10:11, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

RILM Music Encyclopedias[edit]

I just had a chance to examine a resource RILM Music Encyclopedias - scanned/encoded versions of 54 dictionaries/encyclopedias. It's available at my public library but not from home (perhaps some academic institutions make it available from home for alumni). The list of encyclopedias is very interesting - I know a number of these works are among the only places to find biographical information on certain musicians:

  • Algemene muziekencyclopedie
  • Annals of Opera
  • Band Music Notes
  • Biographical Dictionary of Afro-American and African Musicians
  • Biographical Dictionary of Musicians: With a Bibliography of English Writings on Music
  • Biographical Dictionary of Russian/Soviet Composers
  • Biographie universelle des musiciens et bibliographie générale de la musique
  • Biographisch-bibliographisches Quellen-Lexikon
  • Blasmusik-Lexikon: Komponisten – Autoren – Werke – Literatur
  • Broadway: Its History, People, and Places: An Encyclopedia
  • Československý hudební slovník osob a institucí
  • Concise Garland Encyclopedia of World Music
  • Conductors and Composers of Popular Orchestral Music: A Biographical and Discographical Sourcebook
  • Dictionary of American classical composers
  • Dictionary of Music and Musicians (A.D. 1450–1889)
  • Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes
  • Dictionnaire de la musique: Les hommes et leurs œuvres
  • Dictionnaire de la musique: Science de la musique: Formes, techniques, instruments
  • Dictionnaire de musique
  • Dictionnaire des œuvres de l’art vocal
  • Dizionario degli editori musicali italiani, 1750–1930
  • Dizionario e bibliografia della musica
  • Dizionario universale dei musicisti (Schmidl)
  • Enciclopédia da música brasileira
  • Encyclopedia of American Gospel Music
  • Encyclopedia of Music in the 20th Century
  • Encyclopedia of Recorded Sound
  • Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ
  • Encyclopedia of the Blues
  • Encyclopédie de la musique et dictionnaire du Conservatoire
  • Garland Encyclopedia of World Music
  • Gothic- und Dark Wave-Lexikon: Das Lexikon der schwarzen Szene, von Ambient bis Industrial, von Neofolk bis Future Pop und von Goth-Rock bis Black Metal
  • Großes Sängerlexikon
  • Handwörterbuch der musikalischen Terminologie
  • Historical Dictionary of the Music and Musicians of Finland
  • Hollywood Songsters: Singers Who Act and Actors Who Sing: A Biographical Dictionary
  • Hugo Riemanns Musik-Lexikon
  • International Encyclopedia of Women Composers
  • Komponisten der Gegenwart
  • March Music Notes
  • Melodramma italiano: Dizionario bio-bibliografico dei compositori
  • Neues Historisch-biographisches Lexikon der Tonküstler
  • Opernlexikon
  • Paris Opéra: An Encyclopedia of Operas, Ballets, Composers, and Performers
  • Percussionists: A biographical dictionary (JRG)
  • Steirisches Musiklexikon
  • Tin Pan Alley: An Encyclopedia of the Golden Age of American Song
  • The 20th century violin concertante
  • Παγκοσμιο Λεξικο Της Μουσικης [Pagkosmio Lexiko Tes Mousikes]

Hope this is of some use. - kosboot (talk) 00:37, 13 December 2018 (UTC)