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    Doing DH
    (Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, 2018) Brennan, Sheila A.; Leon, Sharon
    The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media offered a number of professional development institutes designed to introduce novices to the theories and methods of the digital humanities. Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Getty Foundation, the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, and individual colleges and universities, these institutes provided dozens of scholars, archivists, librarians, curators, and public historians with the skills to begin doing, evaluating, and advising digital work.
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    Graffiti Soldiers: A 2016 NEH Landmarks in American History and Culture Workshop for Teachers
    (Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, 2016) Robertson, Stephen; Various
    Graffiti Soldiers was a 2016 NEH Landmarks in American History and Culture Workshop for Teachers. It explored graffiti as a historical source, focusing on individual soldiers to personalize the past and make it powerful for students. Participants explored three graffiti houses and the Gettysburg National Cemetery and Battlefield then researched and built an online exhibit about an individual Union soldier.
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    Digital Tools for Museum Education
    (Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, 2011) Various
    On November 4-5, 2010, a Summit on Digital Technology for Museums at George Mason University brought together museum educators from museums around the country. It offered a venue for museum educators to discuss the current state of their field and to plan future educational strategies. This site hosts the schedule for the meeting as well as a bibliography, list of sample projects, and reflections from participants. The Center for History and New Media at George Mason University and Sandbox Studios organized the Summit with funding from the Press Foundation. (chnm.gmu.edu/museum-ed-tools)
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    WebWise 2013 Putting the Learner at the Center and WebWise 2014 Anchoring Communities
    (Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, 2014) Various
    From 2000 to 2014, the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ (IMLS) WebWise conference brought together representatives from museums, libraries, archives, systems science, education, and other fields who were interested in the future of high-quality online content for inquiry and learning.  An annual conference, WebWise highlighted recent research and innovations in digital technology, explored their potential impacts on library and museum services, and promoted effective museum and library practices in a digital environment. It also provided recipients of technology-based grants from the Institute with an opportunity to showcase their exemplary projects. It has since been superceded by the new IMLS Focus Conference (https://www.imls.gov/taxonomy/term/1164/) The 2013 WebWise (http://imlswebwise.chnm.gmu.edu/2013) theme was "Putting the Learner at the Center." In 2013, WebWise stole a page from unconferences and THATCamps by featuring a participatory and interactive format.  The new format expanded upon WiseCamp 2012 and responded to conference participants’ call for more “hands-on” and collaborative sessions. In keeping with the conference theme—“Putting the Learner at the Center”—the 2013 conference emphasized participant engagement, including more sharing, learning, and connecting with potential partners and collaborators.  Specifically, the conference format featured new session types, such as workshops, project demonstrations, and a project/partnership incubator. Workshop sessions provided a chance to learn new digital tools.  Project demonstrations highlighted the scope and scale of current digital projects—particularly those that were collaborative and educational—in an effort to share ongoing work.  Small group, working sessions fostered new ideas, suggested potential partners for inter-institutional collaborations, and addressed particular challenges facing historical societies, public libraries, and other small and local organizations—particularly with regard to digital and online work. The 2014 and final WebWise (http://imlswebwise.chnm.gmu.edu/) theme was “Anchoring Communities,” drawing from the IMLS’s second strategic goal: IMLS promotes museums and libraries as strong community anchors that enhance civic engagement, cultural opportunities, and economic vitality. WebWise 2014 combined the most popular conference formats of previous conferences to create a hybridized schedule that included plenary, unconference, and workshop sessions. In support of the conference’s thematic focus on community engagement, workshop sessions–suggested by potential conference attendees–provided a chance to learn new digital tools. Project demonstrations highlighted the scope and scale of current digital projects—particularly those that were collaborative and educational—in an effort to share ongoing work. Small working group sessions fostered new ideas, for those who chose to participate, and addressed particular challenges facing small and local organizations particularly with regard to digital and online work. Finally, plenary sessions brought participants together to inspire attendees to leave WebWise energized and enthusiastic about implementing new ideas at their home institutions. (imlswebwise.chnm.gmu.edu)
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    National History Day Northern Virginia Region
    (Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, 2006) Various
    The Northern Virginia Region National History Day event was held at George Mason University in 2006. URL: chnm.gmu.edu/historyday
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    Rosenzweig Forum on Technology and the Humanities
    (Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, 2006) Various
    The Rosenzweig forum was an annual speaker series and associated dinner co-sponsored by three Washington, D.C. area universities. Dates: 2006-2013. URL: chnm.gmu.edu/rosenzweigforum