Saying Goodbye — Kim Nguyen

Have you ever looked at one of our websites and asked yourself what kind of design firm RRCHNM uses? For a large number of our projects, that design firm has been Kim Nguyen, our long-time in house web designer. Since 2011, Kim has been the person we all turn to for questions about everything from […]

Saying Goodbye — John Flatness

If you’ve ever gone to the Omeka forums looking for help with a vexing problem, big or small, with your Omeka-based website, there’s a pretty good chance that the response you received was from John Flatness (jflatnes in the forums). What you might not know is that the person who just gave you excellent advice […]

Saying Goodbye — Ken Albers

Sixteen years ago, Ken Albers was a new doctoral student in history here at George Mason University. Part of his program included being assigned as a graduate research assistant at what was then known at the Center for History and New Media. In those days we were located in the beautiful Pohick Module, which, truth […]

Saying Goodbye — Jim Safley

In 2002, Kelly Schrum, the long-time director of educational projects at RRCHNM, told a student in Mason’s BA program in applied history that he should apply for a job that was opening up at the Center. That student was Jim Safley and until that moment, he had assumed he would find a job at a […]

New Directions at RRCHNM

Fifteen years ago a team of faculty, students, and developers here at RRCHNM began an ambitious new project. They wanted to create a browser plug-in that would allow users to capture and save things they were looking at online, but not just as a simple save of those items. They wanted to capture the metadata […]


RRCHNM20 is a collection of material about projects created by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University in the first twenty years of its existence, 1994-2014. It aims to offer insight on the process of creating digital history, and to highlight the roles of a range of staff and […]

Building the Washington Metro

This site tells the story of the Washington Metro, the rapid transit system serving Washington, D.C., and the surrounding areas of Maryland and Virginia. Metro is the creation of thousands of planners, engineers, architects, and builders, and hundreds of thousands of neighbors and riders.

Art at Mason

A systematic catalogue of all the art on campus that belonged to the George Mason University, much of it never inventoried. Some of the works had been published, including 19th-century Souvenir Paintings from Italy, a gift from the estate of John M. Mathy; a 19th-century Tibetan Thangka painting of Shakyamuni Buddha, a gift of Kenneth […]

Digital Humanities Now

Digital Humanities Now is an experimental, edited publication that highlights and distributes informally published digital humanities scholarship and resources from the open web. Since 2009, DHNow has been refining processes of aggregation, discovery, curation, and review to open and extend conversations about the digital humanities research and practice. DHNow highlights scholarship—in whatever form—that drives the […]


DataScribe is a structured data transcription module for Omeka S. It provides an easy-to-use interface for users to identify the structure of the data within their sources, accurately and quickly transcribe data into a format amenable for computational analysis, and export their generated datasets for that analysis. Scholars often collect sources, such as government forms […]