Democratizing history through digital media and tools.

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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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Classic Essay on History and New Media

Rewiring the History and Social Studies Classroom: Needs, Frameworks, Dangers, and Proposals

Within five years of Alexander Graham Bell’s first display of his telephone at the 1876 Centennial Exposition, Scientific American promised that the new device would bring a greater “kinship of humanity” and “nothing less than a new organization of society.” Others were less sanguine, worrying that telephones would spread germs through the wires, destroy local […]

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The Amboyna Conspiracy Trial Website

The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media is pleased to introduce The Amboyna Conspiracy Trial website, an interactive teaching resource focused on one of the most famous legal cases of the early modern period. The Amboyna trial took place on a remote island in Southeast Asia where Dutch authorities accused a group of English […]

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Featured Project

Understanding Sacrifice

The Understanding Sacrifice WWII Teacher Institute is an 18-month professional development program for middle- and high-school teachers that aims to bring American Battle Monuments Commission resources into classrooms to help students better understand the service, experience, and sacrifice of American service members who served and died during World War II.

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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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