Women in World History Recognizes National Women’s History Month

In recognition of National Women’s History Month, CHNM’s NEH-funded Women in World History website would like to announce its imminent completion. Women and World History provides free access to primary sources about women across all time periods and world cultures – valuable resources for incorporating information about the myriad ways women have shaped world history into classrooms, lectures, and libraries. Download a flier to display.

Women in World History Announces Online Forum

CHNM is happy to announce that our Women in World History project will host the last in its series of four month-long online forums in March 2006, Women in Asia.

These forums give world history teachers the chance to talk about ways to teach issues surrounding women and gender in world history, and how to access classroom resources, including online primary sources. An educator with high school classroom experience and a historian moderates each forum. Each forum is an accessible email listserv that allows all participants to post comments and see all responses.

The forum begins March 1: Women in Asia, moderated by Dorothy Ko (Barnard College) and Kurt Waters (Virginia Public Schools).

To Register for the Women in Asia forum, subscribe (join) via e-mail:

1.Address an e-mail message to listserv@listserv.gmu.edu

2.Put the following in the body of the message: subscribe WOMENINASIA-L yourfirstname yourlastname

A confirmation message will be sent to your e-mail address asking you to confirm your subscription request. You must reply to this message with “ok” in the body of the message. Leave the subject unchanged.

Once you have subscribed to the list, you can post messages to the list by sending e-mail to WOMENINASIA-L@listserv.gmu.edu

For more information see http://chnm.gmu.edu/wwh/forum.html

For help registering contact wwh@chnm.gmu.edu

Women in World History Announces Online Forum

CHNM is happy to announce that our Women in World History project will host the third in its series of four month-long online forums in February 2006, Women in Latin America.

These forums give world history teachers the chance to talk about ways to teach issues surrounding women and gender in world history, and how to access classroom resources, including online primary sources. An educator with high school classroom experience and a historian moderates each forum. Each forum is an accessible email listserv that allows all participants to post comments and see all responses.

Our third forum begins February 1: Women in Latin America, moderated by Donna Guy (Ohio State University) and Sharon Cohen (Maryland Public Schools).

To Register for the Women in Latin America forum:

Subscribe (join) via e-mail:

1.Address an e-mail message to listserv@listserv.gmu.edu

2.Put the following in the body of the message:

subscribe WOMENINLATINAMERICA-L yourfirstname yourlastname

A confirmation message will be sent to your e-mail address asking you to confirm your subscription request. You must reply to this message with “ok” in the body of the message. Leave the subject unchanged.

Once you have subscribed to the list, you can post messages to the list by sending e-mail to WOMENINLATINAMERICA-L@listserv.gmu.edu

For more information see http://chnm.gmu.edu/wwh/forum.html

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CHNM Launches Hurricane Digital Memory Bank

In an effort to collect, preserve, and present the stories and digital record of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma, The Center for History and New Media has launched the Hurricane Digital Memory Bank. A collaboration with the University of New Orleans, the Hurricane Digital Memory Bank brings together a diverse network of regional and national partners including the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History and the Louisiana State Museum to collect and preserve first-hand accounts, on-scene images, blog postings, podcasts, and other digital materials related to the devastating Gulf Coast storms of 2005. In addition to aiding historical efforts, the Hurricane Digital Memory Bank aims to foster some positive legacies by allowing the people affected by these storms to tell their stories in their own words, which as part of the historical record will remain accessible to a wide audience for generations to come.

Funded by a generous grant by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Hurricane Digital Memory Bank builds on prior work by the Center for History and New Media and other partners to collect and preserve history online, especially through the Echo: Exploring and Collecting History Online – Science, Technology, Industry project and the September 11 Digital Archive. (more…)

CHNM named among “The Best of the Humanities on the Web” by NEH

The Center for History and New Media has been nominated for inclusion in the National Endowment for the Humanities’ EDSITEment: The Best of the Humanities on the Web project as one of the best online resources for education in the humanities. A peer review panel composed of educators and administrators in education organizations and higher education institutions reviewed the site and determined that CHNM met the EDSITEment criteria for intellectual quality, content, design, and most importantly, classroom impact.

EDSITEment is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Council of the Great City Schools, MarcoPolo Foundation and the National Trust for the Humanities. EDSITEment provides resources for teachers, students, and parents searching for high-quality material on the Internet in subjects such as literature and language arts, foreign languages, art and culture, and history and social studies.

Firefox Scholar in Chronicle of Higher Education

Featured in this week’s Chronicle of Higher Education is CHNM’s latest software development project, “Firefox Scholar.” Due for beta release in Summer 2006, Firefox Scholar will help teachers, students, and scholars organize and cite materials they have found online. Comprised of a set of browser extensions, Firefox Scholar will allow researchers to recognize and capture metadata from online objects; collect documents, images, and citations from the web; and allow those materials to be sorted, annotated, and searched–all directly within their web browser window. Like the Firefox browser itself, Firefox Scholar will be open and extensible, allowing others who are building digital tools for researchers to expand on the platform.

Firefox Scholar is one of a growing suite of free, easy-to-use, open source tools available from CHNM.