Credits and Acknowledgments

Funding

The World Historical Gazetteer project has been made possible by a 3-year Preservation and Access grant from the US National Endowment for the Humanities (2017-2020, PW‑253719‑17).

It is also supported by in-kind contributions from the University of Pittsburgh World History Center

Development of Version 2 in 2021 has been generously supported by the KNAW Humanities Cluster in the Netherlands, and we are grateful to our collaborators there: Thomas Vermaut, Rombert Stapel, and Arno Bosse.

Current Project Team

Ruth Mostern, Principal Investigator and Director of World History Center

Karl Grossner, Technical Director and Platform Developer

Susan Grunewald, WHC Postdoctoral Fellow

Alexandra Straub, WHC Research Associate

Patrick Manning, Project Consultant

Former Team Members

Ryan Horne, Associate, former Postdoctoral Fellow

David Ruvolo, Project Manager

Alec Story, Student Research Assistant

Owen Knight, Student Research Assistant

James Sauls, Graduate Student Research Assistant

Advisory Board

Clifford Anderson, Vanderbilt University

Robert Batchelor, Georgia Southern University

Merrick Lex Berman, Independent Scholar

Christopher Chase-Dunn, University of California, Riverside

Tom Elliot, Institute for Study of the Ancient World, NYU

Ethan Gruber, American Numismatic Society

Leif Isacksen, University of Exeter

Katherine Hart, University of Pittsburgh, World History Center

Jane Landers, Vanderbilt University

Leo Lucassen, International Institute of Social History (IISG), NL

Patrick Manning, University of Pittsburgh

Adam Rabinowitz, University of Texas, Austin

Patricia Seed, University of California, Irvine

Ryan Shaw, Univerity of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Rainer Simon, Austrian Institute of Technology

Rombert Stapel, International Institute of Social History (IISG), NL

Richard Zijdeman, International Institute of Social History (IISG), NL

Technical Community

Rainer Simon, Austrian Institute of Technology

Graham Klyne, University of Oxford

Richard Light, Free UK Genealogy

Arno Bosse, KNAW Humanities Cluster, NL

Merrick Lex Berman, Independent Scholar (China)

Johannes Scholz, University of Graz

Content Community

The following people have made important data contributions to WHG. Discussions are ongoing with many, many others...

Werner Stangl, University of Graz (Latin America)

Tom Elliot, Institute for Study of the Ancient World, NYU

Patricia Seed, University of California, Irvine (Africa)

Gimena del Rio Riande, University of Buenos Aires (Latin America)

Maxim Romanov, University of Vienna (Islamic World)

Masoumeh Seydi, KITAB (Islamic World)

The World Historical Gazetteer index contains information from Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN)® which is made available under the ODC Attribution License.

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