Publications

The WHC is involved with several different publishing initiatives including academic journals, archives, and student research projects.  

Journal of World Historical Information


The Journal of World Historical Information (JWHI) is a peer-reviewed, electronic journal dedicated to the interdisciplinary project of creating and maintaining a comprehensive world-historical data resource. It published articles and reviews of datasets between 2013 and 2017.  JWHI has recently been merged into the Journal of World Systems Research and will publish its first joint issue in the Spring of 2018.  

World-Historical Dataverse

The World-Historical Dataverse is the public archive of the CHIA project. Datasets available here were submitted by contributors, retrieved by CHIA staff, or created by linkage of existing datasets. They have been documented systematically according to the CHIA Level 1 standard of documentation. The datasets are curated and preserved permanently according to the practices of Harvard Dataverse.

Mellon History of Science Publishing Initiative

Global Scientific Practice in an Age of Revolutions, 1750-1850 was the first work produced through a publishing initiative between the World History Center, the Department of History and Philosophy of Science and the Pitt University Press.  The inititiative is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  Published in 2016 and edited by Patrick Manning and Daniel Rood, the volume is meant to initiate a set of studies on the world history of science.  The scholars included in this work address global parallels and interconnections in the history of science, centering on a period of dramatic worldwide transformations in economy, politics, society, and culture.