Wikipedia:WikiProject Colonialism

Welcome to WikiProject Colonialism!
This project is in the process of rebuilding to promote better coverage of articles about colonialism, imperialism, and decolonization. All interested editors are encouraged to participate.

WikiProject Colonialism

Welcome to WikiProject Colonialism!
This WikiProject is intended to promote better coverage of articles about colonial empires and colonies by:

  1. Improving the quality of colonialism-related articles
  2. Increasing the number of articles related to empire, colonialism, and decolonization in Wikipedia

While this project is currently considered inactive, all editors interested in questions of empire, colonialism, and decolonization are invited and encouraged to participate and thereby revive the project. If you would like to help, you are welcome to add your name list of participants below. In addition, you might contribute or inquire on the talk page and add to the to-do list here.


Preliminary tasks related to potential reviving

  • Gauge interest in reviving this WikiProject
  • Increase participation to remove the inactive status

Priority tasks if revived

  • Add the portal template {{Portal|Colonialism}} and WikiProject template {{WikiProject Colonial Empires}} to relevant articles. There have been very few pages even added so far, so while assigning a quality and importance tag is useful, it is currently more important that we simply identify relevant articles.

Additional tasks

Priority or flagged articles

If you see an article that is in particular need of attention, feel free to add it to this list:


The following templates can be used on pages in Wikipedia to associate them with the Colonialism WikiProject. Click on a template's title to see a sample of what it produces when included on a page.

Main templates

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Membership in the project is open to all who wish to contribute. Please add your user name to the list below if you would like to join.