The Roll

Writing and Podcasts: This blog seeks to connect historians with a wider public, emphasizing the importance of past events on current events. It covers a variety of history and attempts to build a larger community of active historians in an effort to promote public responsibilities of historians. It is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Avie Bennett Historica Chair in Canadian History, and York University. is a blog written by Dan Cohen, Associate Professor of history and art history at George Mason University and the director of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. Cohen identifies himself as a scholar of the digital humanities “broadly construed,” and anyone who is part of or wants to be part of the conversation on digital humanities needs to familiarize him or herself with Cohen’s work. History Matters is the South African History Online (SAHO) blog. SAHO is the largest, independent, history education and research institute in the South Africa. : History and the Sock Merchant targets history enthusiasts and academics by providing an accessible/engaging website for anyone who has an interest in Modern History. Alan Flowers (the editor of this website) mixes lighthearted writing and compelling information; those who visit this site will not be disappointed. There are plenty of book reviews that give insightful thoughts of recent works. : Irish History Podcast provides a vivid picture of medieval Ireland. While immensely informative, it is very approachable for the average reader. Colorful pictures and engaging podcasts help bring Irish history alive. Credit for this site goes to Fin Dwyer. : Melissa Terras is a Professor of Digital Humanities in the Department of Information Studies, University College London, and Director of UCL Centre for Digital Humanities. Her personal blog focuses mainly on digital humanities. : This site offers an opportunity to connect and foster collaboration among history lovers and history professionals in order to help promote a sense of shared mission and purpose among New York historians. With over twenty contributors around the states and across disciplines, their contributions connect state and local history within a broader region/national context. : Richard Toye is a Professor in the Department of History at the University of Exeter.  His blog is a general history blog that focuses on the history of the modern world. : This site does an excellent job connecting recent developments in Russian/Soviet studies and historical research. With thorough book reviews and engaging open access sources, this site provides a strong assortment of information useful for professionals and history enthusiasts alike. This blog is the official blog for the Society for U.S. Intellectual History and the website for that organization’s conference. This blog, The History Education Network (THEN), is a collaborative effort bringing together scholars from across Canada and internationally to critique and present articles of diverse fields of history and history education. Promoting articles, videos, podcasts, and the latest news, this site is a comprehensive one-stop-shop for those interested in museum history, Canadian history, and teaching history.


Digital Projects:

On Our Way for the Sunny South, Land of Chivalry: Featured on the History Roll in November, 2011, this is a work of digital scholarship initially created by Kaci Nash in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a graduate research seminar in Digital History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Nash integrated both the project and research  into her Master’s thesis which won the Folsom Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award (2013).


Omeka: “A partnership of CHNM and the Minnesota Historical Society, Omeka is a next-generation web publishing platform for museums, historical societies, scholars, enthusiasts, and educators. Omeka provides cultural institutions and individuals with easy-to-use software for publishing collections and creating attractive, standards-based, interoperable online exhibits. Free and open-source, Omeka is designed to satisfy the needs of institutions that lack technical staffs and large budgets. Bringing Web 2.0 technologies and approaches historical and cultural websites, Omeka fosters the kind of user interaction and participation that is central to the mission public scholarship and education.”

Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media: The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media offers useful tools for teaching and researching history as well as innovative tools to aid in document collection and exhibition of those documents.


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