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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

Niall of the Nine Hostages[edit]

I'd appreciate some other input into Niall of the Nine Hostages. Another editor, Wjhonson (talk · contribs), keeps asking for a cite that Irish annals other than the Annals of the Four Masters are sources for Niall. I've given him a cite to a relevant secondary source, Byrne's Irish Kings and High-Kings, which devotes a whole chapter to the question of Niall's historicity and the sources for it. He's demanded detailed cites of primary sources, and I've explained to him in the talk why that's inappropriate - that would be original research and way too detailed for a footnote in the lede, and most of the references to Niall in the annals are indirect, to his sons, but give us valuable information on the man himself, his dates and context. I've linked examples. But he just keeps putting the citation tag back in. Somebody help! --Nicknack009 (talk) 19:51, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

Lists, lists, lists[edit]

I'm grouping these together because they're somewhat related, and I don't want to clog up the talk page.

On List of historical societies, for example in #Local societies, there are lots and lots of redlinks. I have cleaned up some of them, but it would be useful if there was some sort of consensus which could be put in a notice for criteria for inclusion.

Regarding List of Statewide and Local Partners of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, it seems that the list is very specific, and most of the contents are probably not notable.

Any thoughts, or is this best discussed elsewhere? —George8211 / T 20:15, 7 August 2015 (UTC)

RfC on Iran nuclear deal[edit]

See RfC here: talk:Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. Your input is appreciated! Iran nuclear weapons 2 (talk) 15:17, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

Translating history pages?[edit]

I found some bilingual glossaries that are related to both world history and U.S. history: WhisperToMe (talk) 03:00, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

Alternative_theories_of_the_location_of_Great_Moravia requires more editors and attention - new article[edit]

Alternative_theories_of_the_location_of_Great_Moravia needs more editors looking over it and needs improvement of references and content. I have put up a request at Wikipedia:Guild of copyeditors for a content clean-up but the content itself and the ideas presented needs more specialist knowledge/expertise than an average user can provide. Dr Crazy 102 (talk) 13:11, 10 September 2015 (UTC)

United States Reconstruction Era help needed[edit]

An anonymous editor has added some US Reconstruction Era history to the article Eufaula, Alabama with this edit. I don't know if the new material is balanced or even factual. The opinion of someone who knows more than I would be appreciated. Thank you,  SchreiberBike | ⌨  02:10, 11 September 2015 (UTC)

The edit has been reverted.  SchreiberBike | ⌨  16:45, 13 September 2015 (UTC)

Re-organization of WikiProject Women[edit]

There currently is a discussion about the future organization of Wikipedia:WikiProject Women and several other women-related Wikiprojects and taskforces at the above link. Some aspects may be of interests to editors of this project and your participation in the discussion would be appreciated. Headbomb {talk / contribs / physics / books} 12:19, 13 September 2015 (UTC)

Merging science and technology categories[edit]

FYI, there is a suggestion to merge the history of science and history of technology category trees, see WP:Categories_for_discussion/Log/2015_September_12#Science_and_technology -- (talk) 05:15, 14 September 2015 (UTC)

GA reassessment for History of Japan[edit]

History of Japan, an article that you or your project may be interested in, has been nominated for a community good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status may be removed from the article. Hijiri 88 (やや) 07:08, 20 September 2015 (UTC)

Aelfric problems[edit]

There's mismatches/issues with Ælfric of Crediton, Malmesbury Abbey, and Alfred of Malmesbury.

Alfred of Malmesbury uses an obsolete source -- see Aelfric of Eynsham. If the same Aelfric was indeed both Abbot of Malmesbury (see and Bishop of Crediton circa 977-9 then the dates fit. Malmesbury Abbey lists both Alfred of Malmesbury, as well as Aelfric of Eynsham per an 1870 text.

I believe the following should occur:

  1. Aelfric of Crediton should be updated to indicate that:
    1. he was Abbot of Malmesbury Abbey
    2. that he was also known as Alfred
    3. that he was misidentified as Aelfric of Eynsham by William of Malmesbury
  2. Malmesbury Abbey should replace both Alfred and Aelfric of Eynsham with Ælfric of Crediton
  3. Alfred of Malmesbury should be converted to a redirect to Ælfric of Crediton


Hydronium Hydroxide (talk) 11:57, 24 September 2015 (UTC)

Article request[edit]

When I was doing research for different topic I came across lot of anthropological, historical researched references to Pole-star worship This is a request to develope a good article on this issue. (Pl.avoid ocnfusion,Pole worship is distinct)

Thanks and regards Mahitgar (talk) 06:14, 28 September 2015 (UTC)