Wikipedia:WikiProject Ancient Germanic studies


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Ancient Germanic Studies



The Ancient Germanic studies WikiProject works to improve Wikipedia's coverage of the history, language and culture of the Ancient Germanic peoples from ca. 500 BCE to ca. 1000 CE. Our chronological scope is derived mainly from the field of linguistics, with the First Sound Shift (ca. 500 BCE) marking the beginning of the Ancient or Old Germanic period and the change from the 'Old' to the 'Middle' dialects (High German ca. 1000, English 1066, Norse ca. 1100) marking its end. In historical terms, this period stretches from the last phase of the Nordic Bronze Age to the Early Middle Ages.

Guidelines, Policies and Suggestions

Open tasksEdit

As this is a new WikiProject covering a broad topic, a good deal of freedom is granted to members in terms of where they begin working. For the time being, we are relying primarily upon personal initiatives to improve individual articles or select groups of articles. There are many articles which fall under this project's scope, and looking through some of the related categories (such as History of the Germanic peoples) is a good way to get an idea of where work needs to be done. Some initiatives may develop into task forces with their own work page. If you have a small project in mind which would encompass several interrelated articles (e.g. articles relating to one of the Ancient Germanic tribes, one of the Old Germanic languages, or to a series of related historical events), you may propose creating such a task force on our talk page. Alternatively, you could adopt a particular article with a view towards raising its assessment rating, or pick a task from one of the lists below:

WikiPortal MaintenanceEdit

  • Add quality pictures to the Selected picture module, replacing the current choices as appropriate and paying special attention to our scope.
  • Add FA, GA or B-class articles to the Selected article module, replacing the current choices as appropriate and paying special attention to our scope.
  • Add quality articles to the Selected runic artefact module.
  • Update the 'Did you know..?' module with more interesting facts relevant to our scope.

Work group developmentEdit

Requests for collaborationEdit

(If you would like to invite fellow project members to collaborate with you on a particular article, please list it here.)

Requests for peer reviewEdit

(If you would like to have a fellow project member perform a peer review on an article you are working on, please list it here)

  • Wade's Causeway - I have taken this article from stub to its current state the last week or so, and would like to drive the article through GA to FA rating over the coming weeks. To that end, I think it would be useful for someone from this wikiproject to review the relevant sections of the article (particularly "Etymology" and "Legendary Interpretations" and provide any feedback/review as appropriate please. Many thanks, --PocklingtonDan (talk) 18:47, 22 September 2013 (UTC)
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(If you would like to contribute to this WikiProject, please add your name to the list below.)

  1. John Carter
  2. Aryaman
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  5. Berig
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  8. Srnec
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  11. nathraq
  12. Midnightblueowl
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WikiProject Ancient Germanic studies (Rated NA-class)
WikiProject iconThis article is within the scope of WikiProject Ancient Germanic studies, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Ancient Germanic studies articles 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.
NA This article has been rated as NA-Class on the project's quality scale.
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  • Reflinks - Edits bare references - adds title/dates etc. automatically to references
  • Checklinks - Edit and repair external links
  • Dab solver - Quickly resolve ambiguous links.
  • Peer reviewer - Provides hints and suggestion to improving articles.

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