The WHC enthusiastically supports the undergraduate and graduate curricula of the Department of History. The Center offers a graduate fellowship in World History, graduate student research and travel funding, and a Graduate Student Assistantship in Public History. Prospective graduate students interested in graduate study in world history at Pitt should contact the Center.  We offer our space as a resource for students and faculty performing research related to world history, and we offer an undergraduate internship for students who aspire to perform historical research at the global scale. The Center also serves as the headquarters for the Alliance for Learning in World History (ALWH).

Graduate Student Assistants

The World History Center funds a three-term Graduate Student Assistant (GSA) position in Public History each academic year.  The program is open to any Pitt graduate student with an interest in world history and creating a public-facing project with the goal of communicating with a non-academic audience about a topic in the transregional or global past. 

Undergraduate Internship Program

The WHC is developing an Undergraduate Internship Program with a focus on training in digital history.  This initiative will permit students to practice digital history, complete digital publications, and perform independent research. As it grows and persists, the initiative will gradually produce a world historical map of engaging projects. 


The Alliance for Learning in World History (ALWH) is a collaboration of educators and history scholars organized to advance the teaching and learning of world history in classrooms—in the U.S. and in every part of the world.  ALWH links leading practitioners in world history scholarship, curriculum, teacher preparation, professional development, and educational research.