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European Middle Ages or universal middle ages?

Members of Wikipedia:WikiProject Middle Ages might be interested in Talk:Middle Ages#Is this article about the European Middle Ages or some universal history period?. There is an attempt to change the focus of the article so that it encompasses the same time period but the entire world. Dougweller (talk) 12:07, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

Portal:History

Is up for FPOC. This is one of the highest (if not the highest) visibility portal on Wikipedia, I recommend commenting on it! Cheers, ResMar 23:16, 10 January 2012 (UTC)

Featured article review for Scotland in the High Middle Ages

I have nominated Scotland in the High Middle Ages for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Brad (talk) 16:58, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

Consolation of Philosophy GAR

Hi, as a related WikiProject, you might be interested to know that the article Consolation of Philosophy is now up for a Good Article Review. Best, It Is Me Here t / c 11:39, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

WikiWomen's History Month

Hi everyone. March is Women's History Month and I'm hoping a few folks here at WP:Middle Ages will have interest in putting on events (on and off wiki) related to women's roles in within Middle ages history, society and culture. We've created an event page on English Wikipedia (please translate!) and I hope you'll find the inspiration to participate. These events can take place off wiki, like edit-a-thons, or on wiki, such as themes and translations. Please visit the page here: WikiWomen's History Month. Thanks for your consideration and I look forward to seeing events take place! SarahStierch (talk) 20:36, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Sourceless alert: Eraric

In my experience bogus data sometimes emerge and perpetuate on Wikipedia. My shallow googling for the spurious ostrogothic king Eraric indicates no source except the infinite number of wikipedia copies. Did he exist, or did a false meme slink into wikipedia? If you know anything please answer at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Biography#Sourceless_alert:_Eraric Rursus dixit. (mbork3!) 16:59, 26 February 2012 (UTC)

Article naming struggle

Over at Talk:Romance (heroic literature), we are really struggling to come up with a name for that article. Please chime in and help out. D O N D E groovily Talk to me 16:50, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

Merge comment needed, Gregorian modes

Please comment on an old merge discussion restarted at Talk:Gregorian mode#Gregorian, authentic, plagal: propose merger 2. This discussion has been restarted because the original discussion 3 years ago went off-topic and no consensus could be made from it. Please stay on-topic this time. D O N D E groovily Talk to me 02:18, 15 March 2012 (UTC)

Another merge comment needed

Please glance at Talk:Ugo de' Pagani, comparing with Hugues de Payens. Thanks -- :) Andrew Dalby 13:33, 11 May 2012 (UTC)

RFC on Murasaki Shikibu

I don't think the current lead image of the article is appropriate because the costume and the hair style are incorrect. Comments are needed at Talk:Murasaki Shikibu#Wrong picture. Thank you. Oda Mari (talk) 16:39, 13 May 2012 (UTC)

Byzantine civil war of 1341–1347 FAC

The Byzantine civil war of 1341–1347 article is undergoing its 2nd FA candidacy. Any interested user is invited to state his/her opinion and offer criticism! Constantine 11:59, 21 May 2012 (UTC)

Rumi from a neutral point of view

Hello, I have a recommendation about the article Rumi.
Please read all the information, I wrote on Talk, and tell whether you agree or disagree.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Rumi#Let.27s_Remove_POV_with_a_Neutral_Point_of_View
You know the ethnicity of Rumi is unknown and debated. I hope you contribute to this matter. Alternatively, from a neutral point of view, I recommend to change the (POV) sentence to a (NPOV) sentence:
"a 13th-century Persian Muslim poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic."
to "a 13th-century Muslim poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic of Persian literature. 81.213.117.125 (talk) 21:38, 8 August 2012 (UTC)

13th century deaths attributed to the Black Death perhaps result of a volcano eruption

See the section I added at Theories of the Black Death. Other articles may need to be edited in light of this new study. Dougweller (talk) 14:54, 12 August 2012 (UTC)

But that was a century before the Black Death. Adam Bishop (talk) 16:14, 12 August 2012 (UTC)
Yes, the confusion is over the Spitalfields burials. See [1] as well as the Guardian article.[2] which says "When archaeologists discovered thousands of medieval skeletons in a mass burial pit in east London in the 1990s, they assumed they were 14th-century victims of the Black Death or the Great Famine of 1315-17." Let's see what the report says. But anything that links these graves to the Black Death or plague needs attention, and this volcano eruption claim may end up needing its own article. Dougweller (talk) 18:18, 12 August 2012 (UTC)

Ancient Civilizations Textbook

Hello all! I’m working with the Saylor foundation to create a series of original, crowd-sourced textbooks that will be openly licensed and freely available on the web and within Saylor’s free, self-paced courses at Saylor.org. We are using Wikibooks as a platform to host this project and hope to garner the interest of existing members of the Wikibooks and Wikipedia community, as well as bring in new members! We thought that some of your members may be interested in contributing to our book Saylor.org's Ancient Civilizations of the World. (talk)--Thomas Simpson (talk) 15:59, 22 August 2012 (UTC)

FAR notice

I have nominated Gregorian chant for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Dana boomer (talk) 14:27, 24 September 2012 (UTC)

Byzantine–Seljuq Wars GAR

The article on the Byzantine–Seljuq Wars is currently undergoing a Good Article Reassessment because it does not fulfil the criteria for a Good Article. Any interested project members are invited to participate with a view to improving the article and keeping its Good Article status. Constantine 08:37, 27 October 2012 (UTC)

Siege of Constantinople (717–718) FAC

The article on the Siege of Constantinople (717–718) is currently undergoing review as a Featured Article. All interested editors are invited to participate in the discussion. Constantine 09:45, 10 November 2012 (UTC)

We need outside opinions

RfC: Did the the Crown of Castile end in 1812 or in 1715? --Enric Naval (talk) 11:47, 12 November 2012 (UTC)

Chola dynasty

Chola dynasty is nominated for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here.

Task force for The Canterbury Tales; or Heere bigynneth a pilgrimage?

It may be of interest to users in this project; a proposal for a Canterbury Tales task force to be made under WikiProject Poetry: take a look.

Chaucer template

As a part of the efforts of The Canterbury Tales task force I've created a preliminary expansion and redesign of the {{Chaucer}} navbox at Template:Chaucer/sandbox. Comments are welcome. Phil wink (talk) 19:50, 30 December 2012 (UTC)

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