The World Historical Gazetteer project was initiated in 2017 under 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 and further improvements in 2022 have been generously supported by the KNAW Humanities Cluster in the Netherlands.
The Asian Studies Center at Pitt is supporting development of the Teaching with WHG section of the site and the Place Collection feature introduced in v2.1
The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at Pitt is supporting development of content for that broad region.
World Historical Gazetteer received the 2021 "Best DH Tool or Suite of Tools Award" from Digital Humanities Awards
Susan Grunewald, Associate, former Postdoctoral Fellow
Ryan Horne, Associate, former Postdoctoral Fellow
Patrick Manning, Project Consultant
David Ruvolo, Project Manager
Alec Story, Student Research Assistant
Owen Knight, Student Research Assistant
James Sauls, Graduate Student Research Assistant
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
Bruno Martins, University of Lisbon
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
The World Historical Gazetteer index contains information from Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN)® which is made available under the ODC Attribution License.