Collecting These Times: RRCHNM Gathers and Interprets COVID-19’s Impact on American Judaism

by Anne Reynolds From the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM) has worked to document the ways in which the virus has impacted religious communities through its Pandemic Religion digital collection. As part of this effort, American Jewish Life launched in July 2020 to document and interpret the experiences of […]

RRCHNM and Covid-19

Like every other organization everywhere in the world, here at RRCHNM we are feeling our way forward during this year of the Covid-19 virus. George Mason University is closed and we’ve been booted from our offices, so we have moved to 100% remote work. Between the various virtual connections we have — Basecamp, Slack, WebEx, […]

10/10/2019: RRCHNM @ Religion in Place

John Turner and Lincoln Mullen will be participating in a symposium hosted by St. Louis University from October 10 to 12 on “Religion in Place: Spaces | Borders | Bodies.” They will be discussing RRCHNM’s recently begun project, American Religious Ecologies.

2019 CHSS Celebration of Achievement

The George Mason University College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ annual Celebration of Achievement will take place on October 17th at the Country Club of Fairfax. The reception will begin at 5pm with the awards program starting at 5:45pm. The event will highlight the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media in celebration of […]

Current Research in Digital History 2019

Today RRCHNM is publishing the second annual issue of our open-access, peer-reviewed publication Current Research in Digital History. This issue features 13 essays on topics ranging from Catholic enslavers in early Maryland, women’s activism in the 1970s Black Arts Movement, and a social network analysis of the Colored Conventions, to Latter-day Saints of black-African descent, nineteenth-century postmistresses, and […]

RRCHNM to Digitize the 1926 Census of Religious Bodies

The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media is pleased to announce that it has received a three-year grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support Mapping American Religious Ecologies. The generous funding comes from the Humanities Collections and Reference Resources program within the NEH’s Division of Preservation and Access. Mapping American […]

07/25/2019: RRCHNM @ ACH 2019 Conference

Laura Crossley will be presenting “Mining for the Implications of the Changing Landscape of Digital Humanities Blogging” at the Association for Computers and the Humanities 2019 Conference in Pittsburgh on July 25, 2019.

07/10/2019: RRCHNM @ DH2019

Jessica Otis and Faolan Cheslack-Postava will be presenting in the session “Clearing the Air for Maintenance and Repair: Strategies. Experiences, Full Disclosure” at DH 2019 in Utrecht, from July 9-12, 2019

07/18/2019: RRCHNM @ SHEAR

Greta Swain and Jordan Bratt will be presenting as part of the roundtable “Visualizing Democracy: Voting, Political Parties, and the Mapping Early Americans Elections Project” at the annual meeting of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR)  in Cambridge,MA, on July 19-21, 2019.