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Through initiatives such as optional fee-based cloud storage through the recently formed Corporation for Digital Scholarship, a non-profit established to underwrite Zotero’s continuing
costs, the project has made major progress with respect to sustainability within the bounds of existing grant funding. Nonetheless, a critical challenge to Zotero’s long-term sustainability remains its exclusive tethering to the Firefox browser. We therefore propose a staged project to decouple Zotero from…

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World History Sources provides a portal to world history websites developed by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media.

Original project title: World History Matters

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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.

Who Built America? CD-ROM (1876-1914)
We propose to produce a U.S. history CD-ROM for both public and in-school audiences.Who Built America? A Nation Transformed, 1914-1946,uses hypertext and multimedia to survey a vast panorama of key historical events. Public access will be assured by the distribution of free copies to schools and public libraries and by placing portions of the completed CD-ROMs on the Internet. The overall goal is to develop prototypes for presenting scholarly-based historu through electronic media and to foster…

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The Webography Project helps students learn to review the historical content of websites. Students using the Project visit and review one or more websites, answering questions in a database and writing annotations that describe the website’s accuracy, currency, and objectivity. The Project database includes close to 1,000 individual student reviews of websites, more than half of which are available online. The Webography Project is available for use by teachers who want to make the analysis of…

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Virginia Studies: Thinking Historically about Virginia is an engaging, self-paced course for Virginia Studies teachers. The course is taught online through a series of interactive modules. Each module guides you through Virginia history with primary sources as well as video, audio, and text analysis. You will learn about the history of Virginia, practice historical thinking skills, and develop strategies for using course resources and techniques in the classroom.

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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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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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Unveiling History: Exploring America’s Past is a Teaching American History grant that provides professional development opportunities for elementary, middle-, and high-school teachers. Teachers who participate in the program will receive graduate credits in history from George Mason University.

Elementary teachers will participate in a 1-week summer institute lead by Professor Christopher Hamner and several school year activities. Workshops will focus on American history, historical thinking…

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Grant document proposes the PressForward Initiative (PFI) to explore the best means for aggregating, curating, and crediting scholarship that is currently decentralized across the web or does not fit into traditional genres such as the journal article or the monograph. PFI will pioneer new methods for capturing and highlighting a vast expanse of presently orphaned or underappreciated scholarship in ways that are useful to scholarly communities and which will, as a byproduct, promote open access…
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