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

Home in New Orleans’s Lower Ninth Ward 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 […]

Are You Interested in, Inspired by, or Curious about Digital Humanities?

Or perhaps a little of all three! To help you figure it out, the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM) is offering Introduction to Digital Humanities, a new online course taught by RRCHNM Director Dr. Stephen Robertson. The course provides an introduction to the field of digital humanities, and to digital tools […]

Building a Digital Portfolio with Art History Graduate Students

For two weeks in July, RRCHNM hosted an enthusiastic group of 20 art history graduate students for an intensive digital humanities training institute funded by the Getty Foundation. Students were selected for Building a Digital Portfolio from a competitive pool of international applicants. The cohort of participants represented many sub-fields and were each working at […]

RRCHNM Goes to Europe for WWII Field Study

Last month, staff from National History Day and the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media led 18 middle and high school teachers on a two-week field study of WWII in Northern Europe. This trip is part of Understanding Sacrifice, an 18-month program of study, research, and lesson plan development for the American Battle […]

RRCHNM Receives 2 NEH Grants to Offer Summer Institutes in 2016

The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded two grants to the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media to fund professional development opportunities next summer. With this generous support, Sharon Leon and Sheila Brennan will organize and host, “Doing Digital History 2016,” an Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities. Designed for […]

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