We are a non-profit organization publishing World History Encyclopedia, the world's most-read history encyclopedia. Our mission is to engage people with cultural heritage and to improve history education worldwide. Every month, millions of students, teachers, history enthusiasts, and travellers use the website to learn about ancient and medieval history.

Studying history helps us gain a more nuanced understanding of the world we live in today. Our knowledge and interpretation of history shape how we define ourselves as nations and as cultures, and it influences how we see and interact with other cultures. We help people across the globe gain a deeper, fundamental knowledge of our interconnected human past in order to create curious, open-minded, and tolerant societies in the future.

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World History Encyclopedia is a non-profit organization registered in both the United Kingdom and Canada.

We help teachers, students, and schools by providing them with reliable, easy-to-read, and high-quality resources entirely for free. By creating an engaging and exciting encyclopedia, we have inspired millions to learn more about human civilization and our shared past.

We live in an age where xenophobia and nationalism are on the rise, both of which only serve to separate people of different nations and cultures through suspicion, fear, and even hate. We can help people understand other cultures and reduce their fears by encouraging them to better understand world history and each culture’s heritage and how cultures relate to each other.

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We operate with a small team of employees and a large group of volunteers. If you wish to contribute to our mission, we are always looking for more volunteers. You don't need to be a historian to be able to help us out; there are many ways in which you could contribute!


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