The World History Center at the University of Pittsburgh emphasizes research, teaching, and international collaboration on the global past, with attention to policies for the global future. The center, directed by Patrick Manning, is located in the Department of History and is affiliated with the Global Studies Center and the University Center for International Studies.




First PhD awarded in the World History theme at Pitt.

Ahmet Izmirlioglu - "Clashes of Imperial Authority: Commercial Tribunals in the Ottoman Provinces and Istanbul, 1847-1880" An analysis of Tanzimat, emphasizing local and local-center interactions as an important element of overall imperial system, helping to explain the weakening of imperial relations.





Calendar of Events, 2014-2015 more>



Announcing the inaugural issue of The Medieval Globe, edited by Monica H. Green. This double issue, “Pandemic Disease in the Medieval World: Rethinking the Black Death,” draws on the work of Dr. Green as World History Center Visiting Scholar during 2013-2014. more>



Diego Holstein's new book "Thinking History Globally" was released November 5, 2014. more>



World History Institute, July 13-19, 2015

A week-long professional development program in World History for middle school and high school teachersl. To apply: more>