20th Anniversary Conference

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, November 14-­15, 2014

We hosted a free two-day event at George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus that combined collaborative work, presentations and discussions, and unconference sessions:

Friday, November 14: Hacking the History of RRCHNM

Merten Hall, George Mason University, 8.30AM – 4.45PM + Reception, Mason Global Center, 5.00PM-7.30PM

Work with Center projects, past and present, material gathered from the our records and collected from staff, and with current and former CHNMers. Following the style of THATCamp, the topics and forms of the projects were suggested and voted on by all those in attendance, and everyone actively participated in sessions throughout the day. Prizes — Amazon gift cards – were awarded for the best project, as voted on by conference participants.

Saturday, November 15: The Future of Digital Humanities Centers and Digital History

Merten Hall, George Mason University, 8.30AM – 4.00PM

The day featured short talks by invited guests, each followed by extended discussion, and breakout sessions on topics chosen by the audience.
* Morning: The future of DH Centers – featuring Edward Ayers, Brett BobleyBethany Nowviskie, and Stephen Robertson
* Afternoon: The future of Digital History –  featuring Tim Hitchcock, William Thomas, Kathryn Tomasek, and Spencer Roberts on behalf of current GMU graduate students.
(GMU graduate students recorded the breakout discussions and summaries will be published on the RRCHNM blog)

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