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The list of historians on Poland is very short (although there are masses of them) yet faulted. It contrary-to-facts suggests Norman Davies is a historian on exclusively contemporary Polish history; in reality, he writes also on old Polish history (e.g. "God's Playground. A History of Poland"). It also alleges Pawel Jasienica is an "amateur historian." What is meant by "amateur" here? Unreliable? Also, of all the names of historians on various countries, only by these two's names bios are provided. Why? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:40, 27 August 2016 (UTC)

Request for comments in the article “Diesel engine”[edit]

Hello. I have opened a request for comments in the article Diesel engine regarding the contribution of George Brayton to the development of this type of engines. I am posting this to invite editors who are knowledgeable on the history of internal combustion engines to contribute to the discussion. Mario Castelán Castro (talk) 19:36, 29 August 2016 (UTC).

Merger notice - Al-Baqi cemetery[edit]

I have tagged Demolition of al-Baqi, which is in the interest of this WikiProject, for merger into Al-Baqi'. The discussion takes place at Talk:Al-Baqi'#Merger of Demolition. --HyperGaruda (talk) 07:30, 17 September 2016 (UTC)

GAR: Joachim Helbig[edit]

Input for the above community reassessment would be welcome. K.e.coffman (talk) 06:31, 27 September 2016 (UTC)

Dispute over redirect for Irish slave trade[edit]

Some additional opinions and input would be appreciated in this discussion. Basically, the original page focused on the subject of "Irish slavery" in the Americas (which most historians consider a misnomer at best). The page was deleted and made a redirect to Indentured Servitude after this AFD, but has since been recreated, with the new article focusing on the history of slavery in Ireland. There appears to be a consensus that the new page should be moved to Slavery in Ireland, but no agreement on what the soon-to-be-vacant "Irish slave trade" article should redirect to. Would much appreciate it if a few more people could weigh in on what's appropriate - thanks in advance! Fyddlestix (talk) 18:26, 7 October 2016 (UTC)

How many articles on progress do we need?[edit]

See merge suggestion at Talk:Social_progress. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 02:54, 11 October 2016 (UTC)

Template for Deletion: Knight's Cross recipients in the Bundeswehr[edit]

FYI, Template:Knight's Cross recipients in the Bundeswehr and Bundesgrenzschutz has been nominated for deletion. The related discussion is here: Entry on the Templates for discussion page. Thank you. K.e.coffman (talk) 03:36, 11 October 2016 (UTC)

Women in Red[edit]

WikiProject Women in Red wants your biographies

I have taken the liberty of adding a link from this project's collaboration section (diff), to a redlist of *women historians for whom we have no biography article. Right now, there are five times as many biographies of men as there are of women on wikipedia. I hope this project will lend its support to addressing this imbalance by creating biographies for women within your project's scope. More generally, WikiProject Women in Red has very many redlists covering perhaps 100,000 notable women for whom we have no biography. thanks --Tagishsimon (talk) 18:05, 23 October 2016 (UTC)