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  • BALANGAY SITE MUSEUM (The Balangay Site Museum is a field unit of the National Museum, similar to Butuan Museum which located near the City Hall and Golden Tara replica. It keeps the remnants of the earliest watercraft called “Balanghai” (and now more popularly known as the “Butuan Boat”) and other cultural materials associated with the boat like human and animal remains, coffins, pots, jewelries, hunting goods, ceramics and other items used for subsistence.A one-storey building, the Balangay Shrine Museum serves as a Field Unit of the National Museum. It houses the remnants of the earliest watercraft known as “Balangay” or “Butuan Boat” discovered and excavated from 1976-1986.The museum also displays remains of the early settlers found in wooden coffins- excavated very close to the location of the boats. The other Balangay boat excavated in this site is now on display in National Museum Manila and it is said that no other ancient boats were found elsewhere in the Philippines.) (,




  • Cobb Institute of Archaeology - mentioned on the Cully Cobb page; one of the only endowed archaeological institutes in North America; established in 1971; focused on research in the Middle East and Southeastern United States; includes research and teaching labs, classrooms, a museum, and a cultural resource management office and archaeological curation facility; [19]; [20]
  • Farfán archaeological site (req. 2015-02-22)- a Chimu provincial center; [21]; [22];
  • GE Mound[23];[dead link] also mentioned in a reference in archaeology
  • Marlborough mound - a 4,500 year old Neolithic platform mound in Wiltshire, a slightly smaller sister to Silbury Hill.[24] About two thirds the height of Silbury hill and perhaps its inspiration.[25] In the past it was known under different names, for example William Stukeley, an early pioneer of archaeological investigation, called it Marlborough Mount.[26]
  • origins of civilization - this is a request to synthesize the literature written on the topic of the origins of civilization and the rise of the state; this is not included in the civilization article
  • Pakharay - a Pashtoon area in Afghanistan
  • Kharaneh IV – Palaeolithic site in eastern Jordan [27][28][29][30]
  • World Premier International Research Center Initiative (WPI) - Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) initiative
  • Musée archéologique de Dijon - an archeological museum in Dijon, France. A French language page is extant, but none in English.( Linked to in Claus Sluter wiki page
  • Bear Gulch Ranch — Location of vast numbers of well-preserved historic Native American Pictographs & Petroglyphs near Lewistown, Montana. [31], [32], (a google search will find much more)
  • Pu o Hiro - Rock venerated by ancient tribes in the Easter Island [33]
  • Behavioral archaeology - a social science whose subject matter is the interaction between people and other objects in all times and places

Archaeology by Country


  • Delisimunovic - Croatian noble family ( (in english).
  • Rahme - Is a Lebanese surname.
  • Raffoul - Is a Lebanese noble dynasty.
  • Kurosu - Is a Japanese surname.




  • language brokering - the interpretation and mediation of linguistic and cultural information between speakers of two different languages by a speaker of both languages
  • Probably best done as a section in Sino-Japanese vocabulary. Any long list would have to be at Wiktionary, like Wiktionary:Appendix:False_friends_between_English_and_Spanish.
  • maximal projection – a concept derived from X-bar theory
  • modal words in Ukrainian - uk:Модальник
  • needless variants – usage issue, as discussed by Bryan Garner
  • Netymology – to try and get linguistic understanding around digital media use and mental health using this as a reference and primary starting point
  • nominative–genitive conversion (nominative-genitive conversion) – in Japanese: conversion between ga (? / ?) and no (? / ?) (see Genitive_case#Japanese)
  • Oceanian English - Dialects of English found in Oceania, including Australia and New Zealand. Kevindongyt (talk) 05:01, 28 July 2019 (UTC)
  • O'Donnell lectures – a series of lectures held at Oxford University dealing with language and linguistics (Notable?)
  • oppositive case and situative case - in Finnish (if you can call these constructions "cases") (rarely used); but even if they were not "cases" (only used for adverbs and nouns), it would still be important to know when and how they are used; both the oppositive and situative case express the location of two things compared to each other; the oppositive case with the meaning "facing each other"; the situative case has the ending -kkain / -kkäin, the oppositive case the ending -tusten / -tysten; Mäkinen, Panu. "Finnish Grammar - Adverbial Cases". University of Jyväskylä. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
  • Oral skill (The necesary ability or abilities which allows a person to speak correctly and in a way someone else can understand clearly)



Military and military history

Requests for articles about military and military history are on a separate page, and should be added there.

Requests for articles about politics and government are on a separate page, and should be added there.


Requests for articles about psychology are on a separate page, and should be added there.


Requests for articles about religion are on a separate page, and should be added there.


  • Porto Maravilho Project - an urban-renewal Mega-project currently underway in Rio de Janeiro; planned as part of the improvements to the city in anticipation for hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics; notable since it is directly related to an international event that will be attended and viewed by many people; project has sociological significance because the government and Olympic organizing committee have claimed it will benefit the residents living there as well as the city as a whole;([42]) academic researchers and activists claim that the project will only benefit the rich residents living south and north of the port zone, the construction companies, and the government; also, there have been reports of favela (aka an informal settlement or slum) residents being evicted by the Municipal Housing Secretary and having their homes condemned for demolition based on "natural disaster risk assessments" and to make way for construction projects for little to no compensation; [43]; [44]; [45]
  • RADAR key and National Key Scheme (uniform keys that open up toilet facilities for disabled people across the UK) ([46])
  • Religious Fertility Effect (Differences in fertility rates between religious couples and secular couples)
  • Social Change Model of Leadership Development

Via Astin, Helen S. and Alexander W. Astin. A Social Change Model of Leadership Development Guidebook Version 3. The National Clearinghouse of Leadership Programs, 1996. Used extensively in higher education leadership, developed at the Higher Education Leadership Institute at UCLA in the 90s. Also known as the "7Cs" of leadership development. See [47] and [48].

This is a campaign started in May 2014 in Norway following the restrictions for university admission and resident permit of Iranian students in technical field with justification of UN sanctions and domestic export control. It was triggered when Hamideh Kaffash, an Iranian PhD student at NTNU, was expelled from the country after one year of researcher over the fear of transferring knowledge for WMD development. She sued the Norwegian government later in 2015. Some references: BBC UniversitetsAvisa (student Newspaper in Trondheim, Norway) StudVest (Student newspaper in Bergen, Norway) NRK (Norwegian national broadcasting corporation) OpenDemocracy

  • Videovoice (
  • Paulista Sociology (FHC, Weffort and others
  • Social Scalability is the ability of an institution to overcome shortcomings in human minds and in the motivating or constraining aspects of said institution that limit who or how many can successfully participate.

[50] [51] [52]

Sociology people

  • Daphne C. Watkins - Daphne C. Watkins is a Professor of Social Work, Director of the Joint Doctoral Program, and the Director of the Vivian A. and James L. Curtis Research and Training Center at the University of Michigan School of Social Work, Ann Arbor. [53] She received her B.A. at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and her Ph.D. at Texas A&M University.

Watkins has written on Mixed Methods Research and Black men's mental health over the adult life course. Her articles have been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including Qualitative Social Work, Health Promotion Practice, American Journal of Men's Health, Journal of Men's Health and Gender, Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, Aging and Mental Health, and Journal of Men's Studies. [54] Watkins is the founder and director of the University of Michigan School of Social Work's Certificate Program in Mixed Methods Research [55], the Gender and Health Research Lab (GendHR), and the YBMen Project [56]. She has been an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, and she completed an NIMH-funded postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research and earned the Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) career development award at the University of Michigan Medical School.

She teaches courses on Mixed Methods Research for the Online Certificate Program in Mixed Methods Research and conducts research on race, gender and health, men and masculinity, mental health, and behavioral interventions, and she leads intervention programs that address the physical and mental health concerns of young Black men. Her partnerships with community health providers, education researchers, and community activists have mobilized collaborations across a variety of health and education contexts.

  • Michael Macy - Michael Macy is a Goldwin Smith Professor of Arts and Sciences [57] and the Director of the Social Dynamics Laboratory [58] at Cornell University, where he has worked since 1997. He received his B.A. and Ph.D at Harvard, along with an M.A. from Stanford.

His research team has used computational models, online laboratory experiments, and digital traces of device-mediated interaction to explore familiar but enigmatic social patterns, such as circadian rhythms, the emergence and collapse of fads, the spread of self-destructive behaviors, cooperation in social dilemmas, the critical mass in collective action, the spread of high-threshold contagions on small-world networks, the polarization of opinion, segregation of neighborhoods, and assimilation of minority cultures.

Popular accounts of Macy’s work have appeared in mainstream media publications such as BBC, The Guardian, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Wired, TIME, CBS, CNN, Ars Technica. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Minerva Research Initiative, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Sloan Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation, Google, and Yahoo! Research.

Michael Macy received the American Sociological Association’s (ASA) Award for Outstanding Article in Theory in 1993, in Mathematical Sociology in 2007, 2009, and 2016, and in Economic Sociology in 2011 and 2019, and was awarded the Academy of Management OMT Best Paper Award in 1999.

  • Elizabeth Bernstein - Elizabeth Bernstein is an American sociologist and associate professor of Women’s Studies and Sociology at Barnard College, Columbia University, whose teachings and research focues on themes of sexuality and the state, sexual commerce, and the sociology of the body, sex, and gender. Bernstein joined the faculty at Barnard in 2002. Bernstein coined the term “carceral feminism,” which refers to the use of criminalization and incarceration in the name of feminist aims.

She has been published in numerous academic journals, including Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Third World Quarterly, Theory and Society, and The Scholar and Feminist Online. She also wrote the 2007 book, Temporarily Yours: Intimacy, Authenticity, and the Commerce of Sex, co-edited the book Regulating Sex: the Politics of Intimacy and Identity with Laurie Schaffner, and has a forthcoming book entitled Brokered Subjects: Sex Trafficking and the Politics of Freedom.

She received her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.

  • Jennie Brand - Sociology professor at UCLA. Been published in the Annual Review of Sociology, American Journal of Sociology, Social Forces, and American Sociological Review, among others. Looks like her work has received some attention as well ([59])
  • Nitza M. Hidalgo - notable for his educational theory re. the three levels of culture; [60]; [61]
  • Logan Levkoff - notable for...</voice in human sexuality education/sexology>
  • Barry Sandywell - sociologist particularly concerned with sociological issues in philosophy and visual culture; [62]; [63]; [64]; Sandywell is cited in 11 places in Wikipedia ([65])
  • Robin Williams (sociologist) - sociologist known for identifying 12 cultural values of the U.S. in 1965 (achievement and success, individualism, activity and work, efficiency and practicality, science and technology, progress, material comfort, humanitarianism, freedom, democracy, racism and group superiority, and equality); another sociologist, James M. Henslin, suggested that education, religion and romantic love be added to the list; possibly related to Robin M. Williams Jr., another sociologist in a similar field; articles found about Williams Jr. do not mention the values
  • Jens Qvortrup - Danish sociologist who created and led for 10 years the Research Committee 53 on Sociology of Childhood for the International Sociological Association (ISA), shedding light on the importance of childhood studies. He is one of the editors of The Palgrave Handbook of Childhood Studies. ([66])
  • José Manuel Valenzuela Arce - Mexican Author and an academic at The College of Mexico A.C. Born 1954 (age 65 years), in Mexico. Recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, US & Canada.
  • Jackson Toby - Jackson Toby (1925-), American sociologist, educator. Achievements include special research adolescent delinquency in the United States, Sweden, Japan, other countries, on violence and dropouts in American public schools. Recipient Research Excellence award, Rutgers University Board Trustees, 1984, numerous research grants.

Cultural practices, customs and folkways

  • I'd recommend expanding Yamato period with information from[9] rather than creating an independent article.

Feminism and women's studies


Folklore and folkloristics

  • Urban Legends Newsgroup alt.folklore.urban (This crowdsourced engine devoted to separating fact from falsehood preceded the world wide web and gave rise to One of the largest of the newsgroups, its participants developed a complex set of mores.)

Identity politics

The Wages of Whiteness – Race and the Making of the American Working Class – a book by David R. Roediger; ISBN 978-0860913344

Other social and cultural issues


Tōdōza (ja:当道座) - the visual disorders' Za (guilds) in Japan from middle ages untill early modern period.

  • I've been exploring wikipedia, and found that we have a few stubby articles like Stereotypes of Argentines.. and that got me thinking: how about an article on Stereotypes of countries/Country stereotypes?? There's an awesome source at The Guardian, which then splits off into 6 articles on Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, and Spain. These sources are particularly good as they don't just state and explain the stereotypes, they also say how close they are to the actual situation in the country. This subject is very fascinating, and would love to get stuck in, however I do feel that you guys would be a lot better at putting this article together than I. Perhaps instead an article entitled National stereotypes - GoogleBooks seems to have a wealth of info on this topic.
Some useful sources: [94]; [95]; [96]; [97]; [98]; [99]; [100]; [101]; Yanko Tsvetkov's stereotype maps, seen here, and here.--Coin945 (talk) 17:03, 19 November 2012 (UTC)



A–M* Mang-gon - de:Mang-gon


Fraternal organizations

LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender)

Article seems to focus on neighbourhood as a whole rather than singling out any specific hotel, I suggest adding content to Tenderloin, San Francisco and/or solidifying existing information into an LGBT section if necessary.
  • them. — Online magazine from Condé Nast,
  • Trans* Pride Brighton - Charity. Founded in 2013. Holds an annual Trans Pride event in Brighton, UK including a march and festival event. First event of its kind in Europe. Growing in size with over 2,000 unique visitors at this year's festival and over 1,000 participants in the march.
  • Transgender lesbian
  • The Transsexual Phenomenon - (no article; blue links as redirect) pioneering 1966 book by Harry Benjamin; when I see the number of books that are pure fluff and don't meet WP:NBOOK and have a WP article about them, it makes me want to puke. And then we have a book that was phenomenally important like this one, and no article. Mathglot (talk) 07:52, 2 July 2017 (UTC)
  • UK Black Pride - sponsored by Stonewall (charity) and appears to be a pride focusing on the gay struggles of Blacks in the UK
  • Vagina (journal) - a US lesbian journal in the 1970s
  • WeQueer - hashtag and online movement.
  • Wishing Well (magazine) - a US lesbian quarterly in the mid-1970s; devoted to personal ads
  • You Don't Say? Campaign - Duke University's viral photo project featured on CNN, HLN, Upworthy, and Huffington Post about language offensive to sexual and gender minorities; [120]; [121]; [122]; [123]
  • Youth First Texas - a GLBTQA youth organization in Dallas, Texas; [124]
  • I'd like a way to compare different "gay libel" cases that have been lodged, from Oscar Wilde to Tom Cruise to Liberace to Robbie Williams. I'm considering making a category, but the category name Gay Libel Cases seems anachronistic since the word "gay" wasn't used that way in Wilde's time. I'm also expecting pushback on linking gay libel cases which involved people later outed, like Oscar Wilde and Liberace, with gay libel cases involving straight people, like Tom Cruise and Robbie Williams. What do people think would be the best wording for a category like this to avoid offense & also avoid an overly long Category name? Markwiki (talk) 00:04, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

Popular culture


  • wedding superstition - commonly known topic that needs a stand-alone article; [126][127]; [128]; [129]

Organized crime by country

Criminal proceeds amounted to 3.6% of global GDP in 2009. (


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