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Lincoln at 200 explores the legacy of Abraham Lincoln on the bicentennial of his birth through the two online exhibits and an image archive of every item in the collection. The exhibits divide his life into “Lincoln and the West: 1809-1860” and “The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln & the Civil War”.
Project developed by the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, the Chicago History Museum, and the Newberry Library.
Journey Stories is a companion website to the traveling exhibition that explores the mobile nature of Americans, which opened in May 2009 in Illinois, Kansas, Mississippi, North Dakota, and Oklahoma. The website encourages host states and visitors to contribute from their own local collections and stories.
Project developed by the Smithsonian and Federation of State Humanities Councils.
University of Minnesota Memorial Stadium: 1924-1992 honors the history of the Memorial Stadium through an interactive digital archive containing photos, game footage, programs, correspondence, reports, and blueprints. The website encourages visitors to share their own stories and recollections of Memorial Stadium.
Project developed by the University of Minnesota Libraries.
The Upper Ringwood Collection features the Ramapough Mountain Indians from Ringwood, New Jersey through an online image collection showing the People & Places, Events & Keepsakes, Schools & Churches, and Mines & Stables.
Project developed by the Ringwood Public Library (New Jersey).
Ars Synthetica is a web-based multimedia forum for engaging specialists and non-specialists in an informed, ethical, and democratic dialogue on the emerging field of synthetic biology. Professional and student multimedia artists, working with human scientists, ethicists, and researchers in the synthetic biology community, will begin by producing a series of photoessays, interviews, video clips, and interactive forums that describe current practices in synthetic biology and critically address its ethical ramifications.
Project sponsored by the Anthropology of the Contemporary Research Collaboratory, Synthetic Biology Research Engineering Center, Townsend Center for the Humanities, and Open Knowledge and the Public Interest.
Children and Youth in History helps teachers and students learn about the important roles of young people throughout history by providing access to information about the lived experiences of children and youth. The website features a primary source database, website reviews, teaching modules, and teaching case studies.
Project developed by the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University and the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
“Our Tools of Learning:” features an extensive collection of manuscripts and books about the history of education stretching from medieval times to the early 20th century. The exhibition shows images of the items in the collection with detailed descriptions.
Project developed by the Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Columbia University Libraries.
Inventing Europe tells stories about the way technology has helped or hindered the circulation of people, things, and ideas in modern Europe through a series of virtual exhibitions. As the first featured exhibition, “Europe, Interrupted” consists of thirteen individual stories accompanied by images of items in participating museum collections and also presents further related material.
Project sponsored by the European Science Foundation, in collaboration with the Foundation for the History of Technology, Imperial College London, and Technical University Eindhoven.
The April 16 Archive uses electronic media to collect, preserve, and present the stories and digital record of the Virginia Tech tragedy of April 16, 2007. The archive is hosted on the Virginia Tech campus, and is curated by students, faculty, and staff.
Project developed by the Center for Digital Discourse and Culture (CDDC), Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
The Bracero History Archive collects and makes available the oral histories and artifacts pertaining to the Bracero program, a guest worker initiative that spanned the years 1942-1964. Millions of Mexican agricultural workers crossed the border under the program to work in more than half of the states in America.
Project deveoped by the Center for History and New Media, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Brown University, and The Institute of Oral History at the University of Texax at El Paso.
This website complements a physical show, River Docs, developed by the Light Factory and Cultural Heritage & Museums. It showcases work by contemporary artists who were asked to document their personal interactions with Catawba River over the course of one year through their art. Nice Outfit designed this online exhibit using Omeka to collect and display stories and images submitted by the general public representing their relationship with the river and region.
Project developed by the Light Factory and Cultural Heritage Museums
Eminent Domain, based on a New York Public Library exhibition of the same title (on view May 2–August 29, 2008, at the Humanities and Social Sciences Library, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street), presents selections from the work of five New York–based artists who have recently created large photographic projects that take on the theme of the modern city. While none of the artists’ works specifically addresses the law of eminent domain, all of the projects deal in different ways, and to varying degrees, with the changing nature of space in New York City today.
Project developed by New York Public Library
The Gulag existed neither as a single unified experience, nor as a single unified institution. Comprised of a variety of forms of harsh detention and for a diversity of prisoners, it existed as a massive machine influencing the lives of countless people. Gulag: Many Days, Many Lives engagingly presents in vignettes and full biographies an array of prisoner lives.
Project developed by the Center for History and New Media in partnership with the Gulag Museum at Perm 36, Perm, Russia and the International Memorial Society, Moscow, Russia
The Hurricane Digital Memory Bank uses electronic media to collect, preserve, and present the stories and digital record of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. It contributes to the ongoing effort by historians and archivists to preserve the record of these storms by collecting first-hand accounts, on-scene images, blog postings, and podcasts. We hope to foster some positive legacies by allowing the people affected by these storms to tell their stories in their own words, which as part of the historical record will remain accessible to a wide audience for generations to come.
Project developed by the Center for History and New Media and the University of New Orleans
A Look Back at Braddock District is a local history, the story of a rural region in the heart of Fairfax County, Virginia, transformed over time into a sprawling suburb of Washington, DC. The memories of more than 50 Northern Virginia residents are captured in oral histories. Photographs, documents, maps and artifacts amplify these personal experiences and document growth and change in the area.
Project developed by the Braddock District, Fairfax, Virginia and the Center for History and New Media
As rapid as it was unexpected, the collapse of the Communist regimes in Eastern Europe, the non-collapse of the Chinese regime, and the period of transition that followed brought the twentieth century and the Cold War to a close in a way few expected. Making the History of 1989 helps teachers and students make sense of these events with a database of more than 300 annotated primary sources from 1989 and its aftermath, a series of multimedia interviews with scholars, and a collection of teaching resources designed to help teachers at all levels put the resources of the website to use in their classrooms.
Project developed by the Center for History and New Media
The Object of History is a cooperative project between the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and George Mason University’s Center for History and New Media. The project was conceived of in an effort to find a low cost way for students and teacher of U.S. History to have access to the museum’s collections and the expertise of the curators. As a result the materials on the site are designed to improve students’ content knowledge of standard topics in U.S. History and to improve their ability to understand material culture objects as types of historical evidence.
Project developed by the Center for History and New Media and the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History