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

From Babel to Knowledge: Data Mining Large Digital Collections

In Jorge Luis Borges’s curious short story The Library of Babel, the narrator describes an endless collection of books stored from floor to ceiling in a labyrinth of countless hexagonal rooms. The pages of the library’s books seem to contain random sequences of letters and spaces; occasionally a few intelligible words emerge in the sea […]

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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

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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