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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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Upcoming RRCHNM Events

03/25/2019: Elizabethan Court Day By Day Encode-a-thon @ RRCHNM

The Elizabeth Court Day By Day Encode-a-thing will take place in Fenwick Library 1014B from 10:30am-3.00pm on March 25, 2019.
The Elizabethan Court Day by Day is a dataset of day-by-day accounts of Queen Elizabeth I's court for the entirety of her reign.  The Folger Shakespeare Library is conducting a project to mark up the dataset in XML using volunteer coders, to enable the easier extraction and analysis of the dataset and shed new light on the quotidian events of Queen Elizabeth's reign.  Participants will learn to use the Folger's custom transcription and tagging software to encode and create preliminary visualizations of extracted data throughout the course of the event.  The dataset, and its derivative projects, are all published under a CC-BY-SA International license (meaning you're free to take the data and run with it, if something catches your interest.)
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News

Participants Selected for Workshops to Develop Digital History Articles

We are pleased to announce the eight historians who will participate in the workshops to develop digital history articles for a special issue of the Journal of Social History, a project supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. They were selected from more than 50 proposals for the workshop, far more worthy applicants than could […]

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Featured Project

Histories of the National Mall

Histories of the National Mall makes visible the rich past of the National Mall for its millions of on-site visitors through a website easily accessible by mobile phones that provides content and interpretation far superior to static guidebooks and existing mobile tours and applications. The National Council on Public History selected it as the Outstanding […]

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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 from supporters help us sustain those resources.

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