The goals of this wikiproject are: a) to improve Wikipedia's coverage of history by creating, expanding, and maintaining history-related articles. b) to provide guidelines and recommendations for articles that describe all aspects of history. c) to serve as the central point of discussion for issues related to history in Wikipedia, d) to maintain the
history portal and its
sub-portals, e) to answer queries about history on the
reference desk, especially the
humanities reference desk.
While analyzing the outline, please answer the following questions (and fix the outline as needed):
What's missing? Is the structure of the outline (sections and indents) representative of the subject? Does the outline help understand the relationships between the topics presented in the best way possible?
The overall purpose of the outline is to help readers comprehend the subject by showing what belongs to it, and within the subject what belongs to what.The outline is a taxonomy of the subject, and also serves as a table of contents and navigation aid to browse Wikipedia's articles (and article sections) about the subject.
It is also a useful tool for the WikiProject to analyze, plan, develop, and revise history-related material. It is a hub from which to organize historical topics.
It was built as a "
reverse outline", a
structural model of an existing work, which in addition to being a summary of the work, can reveal the gaps and other weaknesses for revision purposes.Please help improve it. It's our bird's eye view.Thank you.
Most articles within
Category:History and its sub-categories are within our scope. There are already several other history projects with more specific scopes so the majority of our work is on articles that do not seem to fall into other projects' scopes. For further clarification:
Articles with a "History" section, however long, are not in our scope
"History of..." articles are within our scope
As of 24 July 2021, there are 36,952 articles within the scope of WikiProject history, of which 297 are
featured. This makes up 0.58% of the articles on Wikipedia and 3.04% of featured articles and lists. Including non-article pages, such as talk pages, redirects, categories, etcetera, there are 113,722 pages in the project.
The list of basic history topics is intended to provide an overview of the coverage of history on Wikipedia. It is rapidly becoming one of the best history browsing tools on Wikipedia. The List of history topics page provides a history link for every subject for which there is a list on that page, still has some redlinks. Some of those redlinks can be edited to point to existing article sections (in the main article for the corresponding subject), while the rest need articles or sections created so that they can be pointed to them.
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The goal of this project is to serve as an active resource, where other editors can seek help or get questions answered, or get help with any topical efforts they may be working on. and also, at some point, we will try to resume various basic wikiproject tasks such as article assessment, working on group projects. to that end, we may create some sort of list here of active volunteers, or editors, or just anyone who can occasionally take a little time to answer questions, help with various tasks and efforts.
For purposes of helping coordinate project activities, the users listed below have indicated a willingness to perform such functions.
Please feel free to contact them directly if you have questions regarding this project which either haven't been responded to here or regarding any other matters you believe are relevant to this project.
coordinators are generally responsible for maintaining all of the procedural and administrative aspects of the project, and serve as the designated points-of-contact for procedural issues. They are not, however, endowed with any special executive powers.
Coordinators. The primary responsibility of the regular coordinators for the WikiProject, as well as the page coordinators, are the maintenance and housekeeping work involved in keeping the project and its internal processes running smoothly; this includes a variety of tasks, such as keeping the announcement and open task lists updated, overseeing the assessment and review processes, managing the proposal and creation of task forces, and so forth.
There is fairly little involved that couldn't theoretically be done by any other editor, of course, in only a few places have the coordinators been explicitly written into a process, but since experience suggests that people tend to assume that someone else is doing whatever needs to be done, it has proven beneficial to formally delegate responsibility for this administrative work to a specified group.
The coordinators also have several additional roles. They serve as the project's designated points of contact, and are explicitly listed as people to whom questions can be directed in a variety of places around the project. In addition, they have (highly informal) roles in leading the drafting of project guidelines, overseeing the implementation of project decisions on issues like category schemes and template use, and helping to resolve disputes and keep discussions from becoming heated and unproductive.
Page Coordinators. Page coordinators can do the roles above as well, but they do so mainly as facilitators to keep the page itself formatted and up to date, to facilitate discussion here on this page to proceed smoothly, and to encourage a full and free exchange of useful and helpful information to occur on the pages of this WikIProject.
Key editors. these are highly skilled and experienced editors, who play a key role in editing or improving important topical areas related to history. they are available to answer any questions. they have concurred with the overall structure and direction of this WikiProject.
Working Group Coordinators. These coordinate any of one or more of the four core working groups for this WikiProject. "Working Groups" are defined as groups that correlate with the widely-accepted core functions of all WikiProjects, throughout Wikipedia; the existence of these Working Groups is on a semi-permanent basis, regardless of whether they have any members or not.
Task Force Coordinators. These coordinate any of one or more of the Task Forces for this WikiProject. Task Forces are centered around a specific task that pertains either to the core subject area, or some specific task or project, that is specific to the WikiProject itself. they can change, be created, or dissolved, based on the changing needs and activities of the WikiProject. therefore, for WikiProject History, there are some task forces that are centered upon historical topics, others upon historical eras, and various others for sundry types of areas. these are subject to continual change and development, as the project itself may dictate.
Assistant Coordinators. Editors who fulfill specific roles to assist coordinators in specific project areas and tasks.
WikiProject Members. Editors who are active members of this WIkiProject.
WikiProject Volunteers. Editors who volunteer to help with specific efforts or activities at this WikiProject.
WikiProject Liaisons. Editors or coordinators from other Wikiprojects.
Admin Partners. Admins who serve in a supporting role to regularly communicate to provide assistance as needed.
Project Consultants. These are any editors who seek to provide input or assistance to the project on a periodic basis, but do not seek to take on any administrative duties here. so these could include coordinators or editors from other WikiProjects who wish to help out, any experienced editors, any admins who wish to help out or, or absolutely any other interested editors at all, regardless of their experience, who simply wish to provide their input or assistance, at any time, and wish to volunteer for some support role here to do so.
Collaboration working group serves to improve articles that have been assessed by the
assessment department by assigning large groups of editors to improve those articles. Help can be requested for an article you are working on or you have found abandoned. A list of open tasks can also be found in a section above.
Outreach working group acts as a central location for various member outreach work, including project newsletters, recruitment and welcoming banners, and other related initiatives.
Current active members:
Informal subgroups are any individual subgroup that any editor wishes to set up, on an informal or formal basis, for the purpose of gathering any group of editors together. This will be to enable editors to form their own subgroups for working with and communicating with other editors, but without taking on the formal roles and responsibilities of an official task force.
These subgroups could be formed based on any criteria at all. so any editor could form a subgroup for communicating with editors who are new to this topical area. or it could be an informal group for brainstorming ideas for a particular topic, or a particular editing drive, or group effort, or for a specific effort to delve into a particular topic, or to set up a single new article or set of articles, or for any other reason.
Our reason for setting up this new type of subgrouping is simple; history is a very broad and varied field. We would like to encourage all editors to take an active role here, as much as they might wish. so if you wish to set up any such subgroup, please feel free to post a notice on the talk page. We will be glad to help to promote any such efforts here. thanks!!
Task forces are where the major work of the WikiProject gets done.
We will have Task Forces set up here to write about each of the topical areas covered by WikiProject History.
Please choose a Task Force below that matches the area that you most wish to work on. If you don't see an area listed that you want to work on, then please feel free to simply add it. thanks!!!!
Covers political history as an area and as an ongoing topical subject for ongoing development. Please note, "political history" is a broad phrase; it refers to the central flow of history itself, as it pertains to the changes in society in general, as well as politics, and government, which most affect society, countries, world politics, and world history as a whole.
by delineating this as a subject area, we can enable editors to give this area specific attention, separate, apart, and unique from other established areas of history, all of which also receive broad and extensive coverage here at Wikipedia.
Below is a list of members; click the link labeled "show" on the right side of the screen, to view this information. Please add your name by adding your "signature," i.,e. in order to include the date and time that you joined. thanks!! --
talk) 14:01, 6 April 2021 (UTC)
talk·contribs) American History (esp. 20th cent.) , English/British, European History, Medieval history (esp. arms and armour). I also have a passion for ancient history, religious history, and politics.
talk·contribs) 03:47, 13 December 2015 (UTC) – I'm an amateur Historian and really interested in History, particularly in the 19th and 20th century on all levels.
talk·contribs) I'm fairly knowledgeable in "big-picture" World History, especially on the Medieval period and Asian history
talk·contribs) My best skills would lie in Irish history, French history since 1870, Central European History - the Holy Roman Empire and the successors to that state and its bordering nations - as well as the history of the New York City area.
talk·contribs)-- I'm interested in the study of the History of Zamindars, Rajas, Maharajas in India before Independence of 1947. :)
talk·contribs) - probably mostly Indonesian "histories" (which is what I've been working on for 18months) and any related. Also, a sprinkling of architectural histories. Other histories from time to time, particularly my own Australian.
talk·contribs) -- History of the United States, The War of 1812, U.S. Civil War, World War I & II, Ancient China Qin through Qing, Three Kingdoms era, and various technological Advancements throughout history.
talk·contribs) 01:07, 16 May 2009 (UTC) - Ancient Civilisations (Ancient China, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Rome), Middle Ages, U.S. History, Australian History and the Renaissance.
JL 09 (
talk·contribs) - Pre-hispanic History of the Philippines, Chronological lists of Filipino monarchs, biographies and histories of Spanish and American (including military governors) governor-generals of the Philippines.
talk) 11:16, 15 November 2009 (UTC) - Anything really but british history and roman history are my strong points.
User:Intro96 Intrested in all history and quite knowledgable about it.
Saukkomiestalk 02:06, 18 December 2009 (UTC) I am dedicated to writing and reworking articles that could pass muster to be published in a peer-reviewed journal. My focus is on Neolithic peoples, but I am fascinated by all historical subjects.
Saukkomiestalk 16:23, 23 January 2010 (UTC) I'm usually busy editing European Neolithic to Iron Age articles. I consider myself a professional historian (I have degrees, have published, and work in the field of history).
talk) 02:25, 26 March 2010 (UTC) Interested in Roman history, also medieval, Irish, and 20th century history
talk) Interested mainly in early to high medieval history in Europe, Byzantium, the political transformations of the 10th and 11th century, the political history of the Catholic church, and military history (especially small scale tactics of medieval warfare)
talk) 17:48, 24 August 2010 (UTC) I'm interested primarily in Western history and biography, and historical fiction from authors who do the research
TALK 28 Aug 2010; historically accurate place names and dating; geographical changes or events; the Revolutionary War; colonial, territorial and state border developments; grammar and English.
talk·contribs) This user has a broad range of historical interests to include biographies, historical events and places, and historical preservation which includes
L1A1 FAL (
talk) 16:19, 2 April 2012 (UTC) U.S. history, European history from Rome to present, military history, current events. Mainly a grammar/spelling person and vandalism reverter but I like to contribute when I can
talk) 00:29, 4 July 2012 (UTC) I recently graduated from Gallaudet University with a B.A. in History, and I'm interested in world history but I like Eastern European history the most! I would be happy to help out!
talk·contribs) Ancient, medieval, modern - cultural, historical, evolution of religions from pagan mythologies, architecture as psychological symbolism, wars/treaties/economics controlled by religions directly or indirectly
talk) 23:59, 26 September 2012 (UTC) -- Pre-Hellenistic and Hellenistic history, from Europe to North Africa to Central Asia.
talk) 04:50, 19 October 2012 (UTC) British, Currently studying History at University. Know some journals and scholarly publications worth inclusion on a mulititude of articles.
Michael K SmithTalk 01:29, 27 October 2012 (UTC) Retired history reference librarian & archivist -- special interest in early medieval, military history, "Age of Discovery," American colonial period, & U.S. Civil War.
talk) 03:49, 28 October 2013 (UTC) U.S. history, European history from Rome to present, military history,history of history, history fanatic, current events. Grammar/spelling person and vandalism patrol. Retired United States Navy and now wikipedia is my passion.
talk) 20:34, 4 December 2013 (UTC) I'm interested in Greenlandic history but also history throughout the Americas, especially precolumbian.
Schuy B. (
talk) 04:45, 17 December 2013 (UTC) - Interested in the American colonial period as well as general German history
talk) 18:24, 24 December 2013 (UTC) - Interested in European history, the first half of the 20th century.
Tito souvik (
talk) 18:33, 13 August 2014 (UTC)Hi, I am Tito Souvik. I am a new member of Wikipedia. I will try my best to contribute information after knowing the proper truth. If I make any mistake, feel free to contact me.
talk) 10:21, 5 June 2015 (UTC) Mostly focus on 19th and 20th century Europe
Lord of Mirkwood (
talk) 01:00, 8 June 2015 (UTC) Focus on American history, more narrowly the Revolution (especially Thomas Jefferson), the Civil War, and the World Wars; also post-Reformation European history, especially Ireland, the UK, France, and Germany; also the French and British Empires.
UN$¢_Łuke_1Ø21Repørts 15:30, 19 December 2016 (UTC) Mostly wars and military stuff from 1500-present, with a few exceptions. Expert on the Medieval Times (not the restaurant), and the Crusades as well as the concurrent Arab retaliation.
talk) 08:10, 29 December 2016 (UTC) I edit it mainly on Japanese history and Chinese history, I also want to edit some European and American history. Thank you very much for your help.
47thPennVols American History with an emphasis on Pennsylvania's role in the U.S. Civil War.
talk·contribs) Interested in history of China, Russia, Korea, Serbia, Greece, Bulgaria, British Empire and East India company, Mongolia, Balkan, all Medieval States and Middle Ages including military history
talk) 20:28, 7 July 2018 (UTC) All of history really fascinates me!
talk) 16:57, 22 July 2018 (UTC) Expert in Ethiopian and Eritrean history.
Jason Heppler (
talk) 14:48, 20 August 2018 (UTC) Expert on American urban, environmental, and western history
talk) 16:32, 29 August 2018 (UTC) I like most fields of history, but primarily edit on Lord Mayors of London, plus colonial history of Louisiana.
talk) 13:31, 14 September 2018 (UTC) Trying to gain a comprehensive, balanced understanding of world history. Interested particularly in fleshing out weak sections of broad articles.
Alternate Side Parking (
talk) 22:00, 14 October 2018 (UTC) I am interested in historical study and I am knowledgeable in Jewish history and culture. I have spent the last 5 years of my Lif studying
talk) 23:51, 14 October 2018 (UTC) Knowledgeable about and willing to contribute to most aspects of post-Roman history.
talk) 22:41, 15 October 2018 (UTC) Interested especially in intellectual history, modernity and historigraphical method.
talk) 02:07, 8 January 2019 (UTC) History fanatic, mainly self taught and always researching and learning.
talk) 16:16, 12 February 2019 (UTC) Studied history in college, also extensive self-directed study in numerous areas, primarily European and US history, with a particular emphasis on High Medieval Germany, labor history, and the history of socialism/communism.
Kleopatra Selene (
talk) 05:53, 9 March 2019 (UTC) History student, interested in removing bias, passionate about historical scholarship over pop history, interested in many areas, favorite historical figures are Cleopatra VII, Cleopatra Selene II, Queen Victoria, OTMA Romanov, and Julia Caesaris.
Karneee907 Teach high school and college history classes, focus on world history
MrThunderbolt1000T Autodidactic historian. Wide variety of historical knowledge, including military history, American history, political history, history of ancient Rome, etc. I read the backs of shampoo bottles to appease my hunger for knowledge.
Dantheanimator Most interest in Afro-Eurasia throughout history and the Pre-Columbian Americas. Australian and Antarctic history are also interesting. Geography enthusiast. Favorite country is Denmark (Greenland). Favorite country's flag is Seychelles flag. Also have particular interest in Slavic history and culture.
MattMauler: U.S. history, Latin American history, intellectual history.--
talk) 19:42, 11 February 2020 (UTC)
talk·contribs): New Imperialism, Colonial history, Hong Kong history, Rhodesian history, Micronational history and general history starting from 18th century onward.--
talk) 21:01, 14 February 2020 (UTC)
talk·contribs) World History, specifically from BCE 1000 to CE 1200, whem most of the world's old empires rose to power; also will help create articles and promote them to GA and FA, all you need to do is ask!
JayTee🐦 21:58, 16 April 2021 (UTC)
This article is within the scope of WikiProject History, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of the subject of
History on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join
the discussion and see a list of open tasks.HistoryWikipedia:WikiProject HistoryTemplate:WikiProject Historyhistory articles
Every article on a historical topic should be assigned to as specific a sub-category under the
Category:History as possible, as well as to any non-history categories to which it belongs. Since Wikipedia has tens of thousands of articles on historical subjects, they shouldn't all be placed directly in
Category:History; there is an elaborate hierarchy of historical categories, described here, and only the lowest-level category need be assigned.
Use the common names where possible even if this creates ambiguity. For example, England is both a historical nation and a geographical region: logically speaking we might prefer a category named like "History of England (1066–1707)", but unfortunately no-one is likely to use such a category name unless they are familiar with the categorization scheme. So
Category:History of England must do for both.
A geographical subdivision includes the categories for its parts; a historical subdivision includes the categories for its predecessors. This might create loops in the categories, for example
Category:History of Ireland is in
Category:History of the Republic of Ireland by the historical rule, and the latter is in the former by the geographical rule. This does no harm.