All submissions are carefully reviewed by our editorial team prior to publication.

You can submit directly on the website, using one of the buttons below. It is your choice what you write about, but you can find out what is missing to get some inspiration. Please make sure to review our editorial policy as well as our style guide before submitting.


contribute definition

A definition of the subject, several paragraphs long, like you would find in an encyclopedia.


contribute illustration

A map, photo, or drawing that helps illustrate the subject. A picture is worth a thousand words!


contribute article

An academic article that explores the subject in depth or compares & connects multiple topics.

Book Review

contribute review

Please share your thoughts on history books you have read. We love to recommend books.


contribute timeline

A very short timeline entry of a sentence or two that will be displayed next to definitions.

Timeline Event


contribute video

A video can convey information like no other medium can. Why not embed a YouTube video?

Web Link

contribute link

Do you know a great website on history that is relevant to our content? We're happy to link to it.

Web Link

3D Image


3D images can show an object from all angles like no other medium. We accept images hosted on Sketchfab.

Why write for us?

Our contributors volunteer for a number of reasons, which are different for everyone.

  • Most of our contributors believe in our mission to engage people with cultural heritage and to improve history education worldwide and want to become a part of it.
  • Many others value the fact that their work often reaches an audience of millions of readers, as World History Encyclopedia is the world's most-read history publication.
  • Some academics focus on the public impact their submissions have, which many professors need to prove to their university for continued funding of their research (we provide the data).
  • Then there are those who enjoy the process and the writing experience they gain from working with our international team of editors and researchers.
There are many other reasons for contributing and sharing your knowledge. If you are interested, find out more:

Benefits for Writers

No Payment

As we are a non-profit website, we do not pay for submissions. You are submitting to further our mission to engage people with cultural heritage and to improve history education worldwide.

Terms & Conditions

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