10 Years After Katrina, the Enduring Value of the Hurricane Digital Memory Bank

Ten years ago, we knew as historians that we couldn’t assess fully the social, cultural, economic, and political implications of the devastating hurricanes in the summer of 2005. We did know that previous natural disasters had profound consequences. The 1927 Mississippi River Flood, for example, further fueled African American migration to northern industrial cities, and […]

100 Leaders

In 2014, National History Day asked the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM) to build a website that would coordinate with the 2015 contest theme, Leadership and Legacy in History. 100 Leaders needed to answer this challenge: How do you invite people to think about different qualities of leadership in a meaningful way […]

100 Leaders Opens for Voting!

National History Day (NHD) and the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM) announce the launch of the voting platform for 100 Leaders in World History (100leaders.org), a project sponsored by Kenneth E. Behring. The site includes profiles of 100 leaders in world history selected by a panel of historians, teachers, and students […]

CHNM Releases Omeka 0.10b

The Center for History and New Media, in partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society, is pleased to announce a major new release of its Omeka web publishing platform, version 0.10b. From the Swahili word meaning “to display” or “to lay out for discussion,” Omeka is a next generation web publishing platform for collections-based research of […]

CHNM celebrates 10th anniversary

From its humble origins in the mind “and on the personal computer” of a single historian at George Mason University to its current place as one of the most respected and visited Internet sources for history with nearly ten million visitors a year, the Center for History and New Media (CHNM) is proudly celebrating its […]

RRCHNM’s Custom API for Data-Driven Projects

RRCHNM is a shop that is more and more working on computational history and historical data visualization. But we are also first and foremost a web shop: ever since Roy Rosenzweig saw the potential of the internet and left CD ROMs behind, we’ve been committed to delivering history via people’s web browsers. Those two commitments […]

Transcribing Structured Data with the DataScribe Module for Omeka S

by Janet Hammond DataScribe is an Omeka S module that helps ease laboriously detailed transcription work. Created at RRCHNM and funded by the NEH, this module allows users to complete a two-step process. The first is to craft transcription forms for structured data, which is particularly useful when transcribing historical forms and other highly structured documents. (Greta Swain’s […]

New Digital Military History Postdoctoral Fellowship (Relisted)

We are pleased to announce that the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media will be 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 […]

Mills Kelly honored by Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz for teaching excellence

Mills Kelly, the executive director of RRCHNM and a leading expert on the scholarship of teaching and learning for history, has been an honored guest at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz the past two weeks. Kelly has been in residence at the university, and has been honored in a ceremony signing the university’s Golden Book. The […]

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 […]