Advisory Board Members

Stephen Brier, Ph.D. (Chair) Dr. Stephen Brier is a Professor at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. His areas of research and interests include U.S. education, labor, and social history; digital humanities, digital history, educational technology, digital pedagogy. As a professor in the Ph.D. Program in Urban Education, Dr. Brier teaches courses on […]

Welcoming Jason Heppler to RRCHNM

RRCHNM is pleased to announce that Jason Heppler will be joining us this June as a web developer. Jason is well known in digital history circles for his exciting and pioneering work on data visualization, community engagement, and environmental and urban history. His best known work which he led or to which he contributed as […]

Come Work With Us!

We are pleased to announce that the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media is collaborating with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) to host a new postdoctoral fellowship in digital military history here at our center. The DPAA is the Defense Department agency charged with providing the fullest possible accounting for America’s missing […]

AHA/Roy Rosenzweig Prize

The Roy Rosenzweig Prize for Innovation in Digital History is sponsored jointly by the American Historical Association (AHA) and the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM) at George Mason University. This nonresidential prize is awarded annually to honor and support work on an innovative and freely available new media project, and in particular for work that […]

NMAAHC/HBCU History and Culture Access Consortium

We are very proud to announce that the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media will be playing a lead role in the HBCU History and Culture Access Consortium announced today. The Consortium brings together the National Museum of African American History and Culture and five Historically Black Colleges and Universities with the goal […]

Material Histories of the Indian Ocean World, 1500-Present

Join RRCHNM for an exciting new series, organized and hosted by Dr. Deepthi Murali, on “Material Histories of the Indian Ocean World, 1500-Present.” The Material Histories of the Indian Ocean World webinar brings together scholars from different disciplines that work primarily on the study of artistic materials produced, circulated, and used in and through the Indian Ocean World […]

Releasing a Web Monetization module for Omeka S

Today RRCHNM is announcing the release of a module for Omeka S that will allow cultural heritage institutions to enable Web Monetization on their digital collections, so that users can stream micropayments for their support. That was a lot of jargon. Let’s back up a few steps. First, a principle: We believe that cultural heritage […]

Collecting These Times: American Jewish Experiences of the Pandemic Invites Communities to Contribute to Collections Documenting Jewish Life During Pandemic

For Immediate Release DATE 3/8/2021 Contact: Jason Edelstein, 510-239-1102 Collecting Projects Led by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University and the Council of American Jewish Museums Are Accessible to All Washington, DC — A new web portal connects American Jews to Jewish institutions and collecting projects that are gathering and […]

We’re hiring a full-stack developer

RRCHNM is hiring a full-stack web developer. We’re looking for a developer or developer-scholar who can help us fulfill our mission to democratize history. RRCHNM has a twenty-five year track record of bringing history to public and educational audiences, and we have many exciting new avenues of research underway, ranging from historical visualization and computational […]

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 […]