Archived ECHO Projects

 

Since 2001 the Echo project (Exploring and Collecting History Online) has used the Internet to collect and present the recent history of science, technology, and industry. As a laboratory for experimentation in this new and unperfected field, we have, among other objectives, worked to foster communication and dialogue among historians, scientists, engineers, doctors, and technologists. We also host free workshops and offer free consultation services to assist other historical practitioners in launching their own websites. In addition, Echo provides a centralized guide and portal for those seeking websites on the history of science and technology. This guide helps researchers find the exact information they need while also granting curious browsers a forum for exploration.

Recent Submissions

  • Greenberg, Joshua (Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, 2006)
    This website is part of a larger dissertation project on the history of video retail and shifting attitudes toward motion pictures in America in the 1970s and 1980s. The site was created by Joshua Greenberg, who was a PhD ...
  • RRCHNM, / (Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, 2004)
    As part of the Echo project, this website collects and preserves the career experiences of women in science and engineering. Hosted at chnm.gmu.edu/mars/wise.
  • Unknown author (Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, 2005)
    The Open Source Historical Archive (OSHA) was intended to collect, preserve, and analyze the history of open source as a cultural movement, spanning both free/libre and open source software and broader examples of commons-based ...
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    RRCHNM, / (Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, 2008)
    From 2001 to 2008 the Echo project collected and presented the history of science, technology, and industry online. The project hosted free workshops and offered free consultation services to assist other historical ...
  • NASA (Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, 2003)
    This is a republication of the NASA News statement on the loss of communications with the Columbia Space Shuttle, published as part of the ECHO project. Funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Hosted at chnm.gmu.edu/ma ...
  • Cohen, Dan; Rosenzweig, Roy (Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, 2006)
    This website is a free online version of the book Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web by Dan Cohen and Roy Rosenzweig, published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This ...
  • The Echo Project (2007-02-26)
    Echo's Women in Science and Engineering project at George Mason University documented the career experiences of women in science and engineering in recent memory. Our online survey allowed women to tell about their career's ...
  • The Echo Project (2007-02-26)
    Usenet, an Internet discussion board pioneer, marks its 25th anniversary in 2004. Users from around the world have gathered at Usenet’s virtual roundtables to discuss topics ranging from aeronautics to zoology, in the ...
  • CHNM (2007-02-26)
    On March 28, 1979, one of the reactors at Three Mile Island, a nuclear power plant near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, overheated. A combination of human error and a string of technical failures triggered a partial meltdown of ...
  • RRCHNM (2007-02-26)
    The Claude Shannon project seeks to preserve the memory of the man whose mathematical theories laid the groundwork for the digital communication technology underlying the Internet. Shannon’s ideas, initially applied to ...
  • The Echo Project (2007-02-26)
    On July 20, 1969, at 10:56 pm (EDT), Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon. Around the world, people stayed up late, woke up early, and stopped their work to watch their televisions or listen to their ...
  • The Echo Project; Schrag, Zachary M. (2007-02-26)
    This site tells the story of the Washington Metro, a 103-mile rapid transit system serving Washington, D.C., and the surrounding areas of Maryland and Virginia. Planning for Metro began in the 1950s, construction began in ...
  • The Echo Project (2007-02-19)
    Over the past forty years the world of finance has changed dramatically, and one way to trace this evolution is through the technology that mediates the interaction between man and his money. The advent of Instinet, the ...
  • The Echo Project (2007-02-19)
    An important and timely undertaking, this medical history project aims to preserve and present the people, ideas and devices instrumental in the innovation and realization of artificial organs. Project Bionics' mission is: ...