Back in 1994, Roy Rosenzweig founded the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. The goal was to “use digital media and computer technology to democratize history.” Rosenzweig died after a battle with cancer in 2007.
Last week the Center for History and New Media at GMU was officially named the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History & New Media.
Here is a blurb from the Center’s website:
On April 15, 2011 at 3:00 pm, donors, friends and staff gathered at the Research 1 building on George Mason University (GMU)campus to rename the Center for History and New Media in memory of its founder, Roy Rosenzweig. Through the generous support of donors, more than a million dollars was raised to rename the Center. Daniel Cohen, Director of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History & New Media, welcomed guests to the dedication ceremony. Acknowledgments were given by: Jack Censer, Dean of the GMU College of Humanities and Social Sciences; Alan Merten, President of GMU; Gary Kornblith, Professor of History from Oberlin College; Stephen Brier, Senior Academic Technology Officer Professor, CUNY; Brian Platt, Chair of the History Dept., GMU.