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Working Groups at WikiProject History:

Working Groups at WikiProject History:

WikiProject History

About Us

The History Assessment Department, supported by WikiProject History, finds historical articles for the first time and rates them on quality and importance scales. A template is then placed on the article's talk page stating that the article is within the scope of WikiProject History and displaying what rating the article has been given.

Historical articles can be found in Category:History and its subcategories.


Current active members:

Please feel free to add your name to join!!!!

Quality statisticsEdit


Please feel free to leave any notes at all in this section, regarding articles to be assessed, items to discuss, tasks to be done, or anything else.

please add your signature to any items that you add or any other text that you add on this page. that makes it much easier for active members of this project to help each other, to work on common projects and to assist each other. thanks. --Sm8900 (talk) 15:49, 9 January 2020 (UTC)

Tasks, items, notes, comments or questionsEdit

Popular pagesEdit

There is a list of list of popular pages, ordered by number of views, a bot-generated list of pageviews, useful for focused cleanup of frequently viewed articles.


WikiProject History (Rated Project-class)
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.
 Project  This article has been rated as Project-Class on the project's quality scale.


The following is the full syntax used for placing this template on a talk page:

{{WikiProject History
|Contemporary History=
|Contemporary history-importance=


  • class – a rating of the article's quality; see the quality scale for more details.
  • importance – a rating of the article's quality; see the importance scale for more details.
  • attention – "yes" if the article is extremely low quality and requires the attention of experienced editors.
  • auto – used by bots if the article has been assessed automatically
  • needs-infobox – "yes" if the article requires an infobox
  • small – "yes" if the banner should be rendered in its miniature size; this should be used sparingly and only on crowded talk pages for the time being.
  • Contemporary History – "yes" if the Contemporary History task force applies
    • Contemporary history-importance – see "importance" parameter above

See alsoEdit

Quality scaleEdit

Featured articlesEdit

Reserved for articles that meet the featured article criteria and have received featured article status after community review

Featured articles are selected at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates


Reserved for articles that have received A-Class status after review by the project. Such articles are expected to largely meet the featured article criteria, and must be comprehensive, accurate, well-sourced, and decently-written.

A-Class articles are selected by the project at Wikipedia:WikiProject History/Review#A-Class Review.

Good articlesEdit

Reserved for articles that meet the good article criteria and have received good article status.

Good articles are selected at Wikipedia:Good article nominations.


The article meets the following six criteria:

  1. It is suitably referenced, and all major points are appropriately cited.
  2. It reasonably covers the topic, and does not contain major omissions or inaccuracies.
  3. It has a defined structure, including a lead section and one or more sections of content.
  4. It is free from major grammatical errors.
  5. It contains appropriate supporting materials, such as an infobox, images, or diagrams.
  6. It is written from a neutral point of view

Start ClassEdit

Start class article have a few paragraphs that provide all the key points but may not cover all aspects of the subject. These articles usually have an image or infobox to support the text.

Start-class articles are selected by individual assessors.

Stub ClassEdit

Stubs are very short articles which offer a quick description of the subject

Stub articles are selected by individual assessors

Importance scaleEdit

Need The article's priority or importance, regardless of its quality
Top Subject is a must-have for a good encyclopedia
High Subject contributes a depth of knowledge
Mid Subject fills in more minor details
Low Subject is mainly of specialist interest.