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ScholarPress is a suite of tools that will enable humanities scholars far more control of how they teach and present their research. We will develop three tools: Courseware, Researcher, and Vitaware. Courseware will allow instructors to easily publish course websites that incorporate digital resources and encourage critical analysis that is central to the humanities. Researcher will help humanities scholars collaborate by making it easy to aggregate and cite resources from various online…

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The Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University proposes to create an online exhibit that uses the contours and major events in Martha Washington’s life to introduce visitors to the experiences of women’s lives during the 18th century, including women’s access to property and education, their role in the Revolution, their thoughts on the promises of rights called for in the founding documents, as well as their everyday experiences of marriage, motherhood, labor, sickness,…

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To mark the 400th anniversary of the English settlement of Jamestown, CHNM has created Virginia 400, a portal for finding, teaching, and learning about Virginia History on the web. Pulling from the extensive resources of award-winning projects such as History Matters, Exploring US History, and the September 11 Digital Archive, and building on lessons learned working directly with Virigina teachers on several Teaching American History grants, VA 400 provides one-stop shopping for teachers,…

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LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION provides an accessible and lively introduction to the French Revolution as well as an extraordinary archive of some of the most important documentary evidence from the Revolution, including 338 texts, 245 images, and a number of maps and songs.

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Women, World History, and the Web creates an online curriculum resource center to help high school and college world history teachers and their students locate and analyze primary sources dealing with the history of women around the world. The materials in this project will encourage more teachers to integrate the latest scholarship in the history of women and world history into their courses and will give students a more sophisticated framework for understanding global women’s history.

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A vast, free historical archive has emerged on the Internet. New technology, together with millions of dollars in government and foundation funding, has democratized access to the historical record in ways unimaginable. The potential represented by this development has only been partially realized because most students lack the skills to decipher historical texts and to synthesize them into coherent narratives. Many teachers are similarly ill prepared.This project addresses the paradox of an…

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Connecticut History is a project of Connecticut Humanities in partnership with CHNM and Connecticut Explored. The website is designed to serve as a home for stories about the people, traditions, innovations, and events that make up the rich history of Connecticut.

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The With Criminal Intent project will create an intellectual exemplar for the role of data mining in an important historical discipline–the history of crime–and illustrate how the tools of digital humanities can be used to wrest new knowledge from one of the largest humanities data sets currently available: the Old Bailey Online. It will create a seamlessly connected environment, the Newgate Commons, in which scholars can use data mining techniques to select themed texts from the 120 million…

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An exhibit website for The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers (ERP) offering a dynamic introduction to Roosevelt’s many public roles.

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Partner in project headed by David Jaffee (CUNY). Three software tools for the NEH’s EDSITEment web portal will include a “Text Collection and Annotation Tool,” an “Image Collection and Annotation Tool,” and an “Image Manipulation Tool.” These tools will be integral parts of the Lessons of History project, which will also include student interactive activities and lesson plans. The tools will enable the project’s focus on facilitating the close reading of important documents, visual and textual,…
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