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The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM) is a multi-disciplinary team that develops online teaching resources, digital collections and exhibits, open-source software, and training in digital literacy and skills.

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Why Collecting History Online is Web 1.5

It seems like only yesterday that we were transitioning from the first-generation, read-only web to the “read-write web” of Web 2.0, that fosters community and collaboration where users participate in online content creation. But does Tim O’Reilly’s idea of Web 2.0 really work for the collecting and preserving of history online? 1 Not really. We, […]

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News

Through the Doors of Stratford

Arlington Public Schools and the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University are proud to announce a collaborative project called Through the Doors of Stratford. This series of online modules will allow Arlington government and history students to explore their community’s role in the complex history of school desegregation. […]

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Featured Project

100 Leaders

In 2014, National History Day asked the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM) to build a website that would coordinate with the 2015 contest theme, Leadership and Legacy in History. 100 Leaders needed to answer this challenge: How do you invite people to think about different qualities of leadership in a meaningful way […]

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Each year, the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media’s many project websites receive over 16 million visitors, and more than a million people rely on its digital tools to teach, learn, and conduct research. Donations help us sustain these resources.

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