What We Do

We create websites and open-source digital tools to preserve and present the past, transform scholarship across the humanities, advance history education and historical understanding, and encourage popular participation in the practice of history.

In twenty-plus years of award-winning work, RRCHNM has developed more than sixty projects, including online resources for teachers; online collections, exhibits and collecting sites; open-source software; and forums to develop knowledge and build community among those in the humanities working with digital technology.

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Logo for Historical Diplomacy Simulations Historical Diplomacy Simulations Three classroom simulations developed for the National Museum of American Diplomacy allow students to explore key events in the history of U.S. diplomacy.
Logo for Shapell Manuscript Foundation Teaching Resources Shapell Manuscript Foundation Teaching Resources These teacher resources are based on the engaging primary sources found in the Shapell Manuscript Collection and are designed to improve students' historical thinking skills. The resources have been developed for those teaching secondary students in history and government.
Logo for Death By Numbers Death By Numbers One of the most dreaded diseases in early modern England was plague, which was present in the British Isles from 1348 until 1679. Government officials attempted to quantify the severity of various plague outbreaks and, starting in 1603, published London’s weekly mortality statistics in broadside series known as the Bills of Mortality. One of the major aims of the Death by Numbers project is to transcribe and publish the information in these bills in a dataset suitable for computational analysis.
Logo for Mapping the University Mapping the University Mapping the University is an interdisciplinary, collaborative research project funded by the 4VA consortium that will analyze Virginia campus histories using university archives, digital mapping, and aerial photographs. As universities across the U.S. reckon with their institutional histories—including difficult histories of slavery, exclusion, segregation and bias in higher education—it is essential to examine how these histories left traces on the physical structures of the campus.
Logo for AHA/Roy Rosenzweig Prize AHA/Roy Rosenzweig Prize 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 reflects thoughtful, critical, and rigorous engagement with technology and the practice of history.
Logo for Collecting These Times Collecting These Times Collecting These Times acts as a web portal, or hub, connecting American Jewish individuals and communities to a plethora of institutions and collecting project documenting and preserving Jewish experiences of the ongoing pandemic. Jewish individuals and communities can find collecting projects to contribute to and individuals and researchers can use the hub to better understand Jewish experiences during the pandemic.
Logo for DataScribe DataScribe Datascribe 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.
Logo for Maritime Asia  Maritime Asia  This digital world history project explores the fierce rivalry between the Dutch East India Company and the Zheng maritime network as they fought for control over key trades and sea routes.
Logo for Digital Methods for Military History  Digital Methods for Military History  Digital Methods for Military History aims to help military historians investigate new ways of doing research digitally, as well as learning about new ways of creating digital projects
Logo for Consolation Prize  Consolation Prize  Consolation Prize is a narrative podcast dedicated to stories about the history of the United States in the world, as told through the eyes of its consuls.
Logo for Pandemic Religion Pandemic Religion A Digital Archive ​collects and preserves the experiences of congregants and religious communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Logo for American Religious Ecologies American Religious Ecologies This project seeks to understand how congregations from different religious traditions related to one another by creating new datasets, maps and visualizations for the history of American religion.
Logo for World History Commons World History Commons World History Commons provides free, quality resources for teaching world and global history.
Logo for Current Research In Digital History Current Research In Digital History Current Research in Digital History is an annual open-access, peer-reviewed online publication.
Logo for Tropy Tropy Tropy is desktop software that allows researchers to organize and describe the digital photographs that they take of their sources.
Logo for Eagle Eye Citizen Eagle Eye Citizen Eagle Eye Citizen engages students in solving and creating interactive challenges about Congress, American history, civics, and government with Library of Congress primary sources.
Logo for Digital Public Humanities Graduate Certificate Digital Public Humanities Graduate Certificate An online graduate certificate that consists of three courses and a "virtual" summer internship with the Smithsonian Institution.
Logo for Histories of the National Mall Histories of the National Mall This project makes visible the National Mall's rich past for its millions of on-site visitors through a mobile-optimized website.
Logo for Papers of the War Department 1784-1800 Papers of the War Department 1784-1800 A digital archive of 42,000 documents of the early War Department available online to scholars, students, and the general public.
Logo for Teachinghistory.org Teachinghistory.org Sharing quality content, tools, and strategies to improve teaching and learning American history.
Logo for The September 11 Digital Archive The September 11 Digital Archive This archive collects, preserves, and presents the history of the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.
Logo for Hurricane Digital Memory Bank Hurricane Digital Memory Bank The Hurricane Digital Memory Bank collects, preserves, and presents the stories and digital record of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

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