World Historical Gazetteer

linking knowledge about the past via place

The WHG is a collaborative open platform gathering information about historical place, and providing a collection of content and services that permit world historians, their students, and the general public to do spatial and temporal reasoning and visualization at global and trans-regional scales.

What is a gazetteer?

An index of place information. People have made them for a long time. They do it because place names are complicated and places are cool. more...

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assemble and publish custom collections
Teaching with WHG data