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

The Future of Preserving the Past

Consider the effort expended to save a rich and representative historical record of perhaps the two most tragic days in American history in the past century: December 7, 1941, and September 11, 2001. The National Archives preserved military photographs of the chaos at Pearl Harbor on December 7 as well as communications and damage assessments. […]

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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

The September 11 Digital Archive

The September 11 Digital Archive collects, preserves, and presents the history of the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. It has become the leading digital repository of material related to the events of 9/11/2001 and includes more than 150,000 first-hand accounts, emails, images, and other digital materials. The Archive was a […]

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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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