Digital Projects

Hearing the Americas

Director and Principal Investigator, 2017 Funder: National Endowment for the Humanities, Digital Projects for the Public National Endowment for the Humanities, Digital Projects for the Public Discovery grant to plan an accessible, digital public humanities project that will increase users’ understanding of the transnational roots of American popular music. The digitized music collections available in […]

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Papers of the War Department

Director and Primary Investigator, 2017-present Funder: American Council of Learned Societies, Digital Extension Grant http://wardepartmentpapers.org The Papers of the War Department 1784-1800, (PWD) developed by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM) is a significant legacy digital humanities project that presents a collection of nearly 43,000 documents with extensive and searchable metadata […]

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Scripto

Director and PI, 2017-present http://scripto.org Funder: National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Digital Humanities Advancement grant to redesign and upgrade the Scripto community transcription tool used by the Papers of the War Department, and many other community transcription projects. The new Scripto will be available as a module for Omeka S to enable community […]

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Mapping Early American Elections

Co-Director and Co-PI, 2016-present Funder: National Endowment for the Humanities, Preservation and Access http://earlyamericanelections.org/ Mapping Early American Elections will offer a window into the formative era of American politics by producing interactive maps and visualizations of Congressional and state legislative elections from 1787 to 1825. The project makes available the electoral returns and spatial data […]

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Omeka for Art Historians

Director and Primary Investigator, 2015-17 http://omeka.org/blog/2017/05/04/omeka-is-for-art-historians/ Funder: Getty Foundation I led a focused development grant from the Getty Foundation that allowed the Omeka team to work directly with a group of art historians to design three new themes and two plugins that address some needs for doing art history work with Omeka. Beginning in October […]

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The Networked Curator

Project Director and Lead Instructor, 2016-18 Funder: Getty Foundation and Samuel H. Kress Foundation http://networkedcurator.doingdh.org/ The Networked Curator is a a digital literacy initiative designed for art curators presented in partnership with the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) Foundation. Two 3-day workshops will be held, one at GMU, August 2017, and a second at […]

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Doing Digital History

Co-Director and Co-Primary Investigator, 2013-15; Funder: National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Digital Humanities, Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities; http://history2014.doingdh.org/ Doing Digital History 2016, Co-Director and Co-Primary Investigator, 2015-16 Funder: National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Digital Humanities, Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities; http://history2016.doingdh.org Co-authored grant proposals, one […]

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ReBuilding the Portfolio

Co-Director and Primary Investigator, 2013-14; Funder: Getty Foundation; http://arthistory2014.doingdh.org/   #doingdah14 Co-authored grant proposal that was one of three summer institutes awarded by the Getty Foundation as part of a pilot program in faculty training. I was responsible for the overall intellectual direction of the institute (July 7-18, 2014), particularly in the area of visual culture […]

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A Liberian Journey

Co-Primary Investigator, 2013-16; Funder: National Science Foundation http://liberianhistory.org Responsible for leading technical team and developing a content strategy for a mobile-first online collecting, exhibition, and mapping website that explores the 1926 Firestone expedition in Liberia through multiple perspectives. I led the collaboration with partners at University of Wisconsin, Indiana University, and Liberian Center for National […]

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Histories of the National Mall

Co-Director, 2012-2015 http://mallhistory.org Funder: National Endowment for the Humanities, Public Programs Division Award: Outstanding Public History Project Award, 2015 Co–authored grant proposal and provided intellectual grounding for project to tell the histories of the National Mall as a physical space with a history of its own. The project connects social, cultural, and political events, people, […]

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September 11 Digital Archive

Primary Investigator, 2013-14, Administrator, 2008-present; Funder: Saving America’s Treasure Grant, National Park Service and National Endowment for the Humanities (2011-2014); http://911digitalarchive.org Co-authored grant proposal, awarded the in final year of this funding program. I have been responsible for overseeing the migration and upgrade of RRCHNM’s oldest and most fragile digital collections to a more stable […]

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Omeka

Omeka (all projects), Director (as of August 2017), http://omeka.org Omeka, (all projects) Associate Director (2015-17) Omeka (all projects),Quality Assurance & Outreach Lead, 2007-2014 Omeka.net, Project Manager, Administrator, End User Support Lead, 2009-2015 Funder: Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Leadership Grant (2007-2010); http://omeka.org, http://omeka.net Omeka Commons: Preserving and Sharing Our Dispersed Digital Commonwealth, Project […]

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Another Week | Another Tool

Faculty, 2012-13; Funder: National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Digital Humanities, Institute for Advanced Topics in Digital Humanities; http://oneweekonetool.org. Served as a core faculty member and advisor to the end user/outreach team. I reviewed applications as a member of the institute’s selection committee, and planned for my instruction together with other faculty members to […]

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Museum Computer Network Experimental Proceedings

Co-Investigator, 2012-13: Museum Computer Network Proceedings, experimental digital conference proceedings created for the Museum Computer Network. http://chnm.gmu.edu/mcn/2011proceedings/ ; http://chnm.gmu.edu/mcn/2012/ ; http://bit.ly/mcnproceedings; http://pressforward.org/experimenting-with-aggregated-conference-proceedings/ (unfunded) In an effort to test the power, and ease, of aggregating conference materials posted on the open web to create new forms of conference proceedings, I worked with Dr. Joan Troyano, Director […]

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WebWise Conference

Co-Director, 2011-14 , WebWise Conference http://imlswebwise.org, Funder: Institute of Museum and Library Services (contract) Institute of Museum and Library Service’s signature conference on technologies for museums and libraries that combines panels, working groups, demonstrations, and unconference sessions. Co-authored contract proposals in 2012 and 2013, which included a re-imagining of the conference by redesigning specific elements […]

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Occupy Archive

Co-Director, 2011-13: Occupy Archive http://occupyarchive.org (unfunded) Co-organized the planning and launch of a digital archive and online collecting site to document and save the digital evidence from the Occupy protests in 2011-2012. Together with Dr. Sharon Leon, we organized a group of 10 volunteers at RRCHNM to design a website, write a custom Omeka plugin, […]

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State of History Museum Websites

Primary Investigator, 2011-12, (unfunded): http://bit.ly/stateofhistorymuseumweb; http://www.lotfortynine.org/2011/11/state-of-history-museum-web-2011/ Research project I began in 2004 and revisited in 2011 to track, analyze, and compare how history museums share collections and exhibition content, and how they interact with their audiences online. History museums outnumber all other genres by nearly 2 to 1, and my research stands as one of […]

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Smithsonian Contract Projects

The People and the Post: A Digital Memory Book, Project Manager, 2009-2011; Smithsonian National Postal Museum, https://memorybook.si.edu Served as project manager for a major online collecting site, designed and built for the National Postal Museum. I led project meetings, shaped the content strategy, coordinated communications between the RRCHNM design team and the Postal Museum team, […]

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Hurricane Digital Memory Bank

Project Manager and Outreach Co-Lead, 2005-08 http://hurricanearchive.org Funder: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Co-authored grant proposal to build a website to collect, preserve, and present the stories and personal digital record of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and to advance the practice of building of digital memory banks. The project fostered positive legacies by allowing the people […]

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Gulag: Many Days, Many Lives

Project Manager, 2007-08 http://gulaghistory.org Funder: National Endowment for the Humanities, Public Programs Division Served as Project Manager for public digital history website that featured rich online exhibitions and a digital archive telling the complex history of the Soviet Gulag prison system from the perspectives of prisoners, guards, and family members. Worked closely with the lead […]

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Mobile for Museums

Project Manager, 2008-09 Mobile for Museums Funder: Samuel L. Kress Foundation I served as Project Manager for a research project that produced a detailed white paper including an overview of the how cultural heritage organizations were using mobile technologies in 2009, offered best practice recommendations for developing for mobile platforms, and offered two working prototypes […]

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