25 years of making better yesterdays
Roy Rosenzweig founded the Center in 1994 with early support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, creating digital projects that pushed the boundaries of history and the humanities. We have since produced almost 100 different projects, used by tens of millions of people every year. Though Roy passed away in 2007, his vision continues to drive everything we do.
Our greatest strength is our people. More than 130 individuals have worked here over the past 25 years, including multi-disciplinary humanities scholars, researchers, software developers, designers, and media producers. We are proud that our collaborators span many academic fields and technical specialties, both in the United States and around the world.
Since our inception, we have pushed the boundaries of digital humanities by using technology to democratize history: to incorporate multiple voices, reach diverse audiences, and encourage popular participation in preserving the past. In 2018, our projects attracted over 35 million visits from more than 20 million individuals. Our work is always open source and open access, available to all.
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 from supporters help us sustain those resources.
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We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Amanda Madden will be joining us here at RRCHNM this fall as an assistant professor of digital history and our Director of Geospatial History. Amanda is a digital historian and historian of early modern Italy who specializes in geospatial history and the scholarship of teaching and learning […]Read more of the news
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