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What topics can I ask about here?

History Stack Exchange is for historians and history buffs. If you have a question about:

  • Historical events
  • Cultures and historical practices
  • Famous people
  • Ancient Languages
  • Human Prehistory
  • Factual current political history questions
  • Historiography

Then you are in the right place.

It is not about:

  • Genealogy
  • Asking for reference material
  • Questions answered by a simple Google search or to be found in a Wikipedia page
  • Predicting the future based on historical trends
  • Mythology
  • General (non-human) Prehistory
  • Conspiracy Theories or Pseudo-science

Please look around to see if your question has been asked before. It’s also OK to ask and answer your own question.

If your question is not specifically on-topic for History Stack Exchange, it may be on topic for another Stack Exchange site. If no site currently exists that will accept your question, you may commit to or propose a new site at Area 51, the place where new Stack Exchange communities are democratically created.

For more help, see "What types of questions should I avoid asking?"