21.297 Roy Rosenzweig (1950-2007), digital historian

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 13 Oct 2007 07:52:20 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 21, No. 297.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Sat, 13 Oct 2007 07:43:45 +0100
         From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
         Subject: Roy Rosenzweig (1950-2007), digital historian

Dear colleagues,

I regret to be sending you the very sad news of Roy Rosenzweig's
death, at age 57, from lung cancer. A note, forwarded to me by Susan
Schreibman, follows from the Scholarly Editing Forum. A newspaper
announcement may be found in the Washington Post, for today, online at


>>Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2007 13:19:15 -0400
>From: Charlene Bickford <bickford_at_GWU.EDU>
>Reply-To: Scholarly Editing Forum <SEDIT-L_at_LISTSERV.UMD.EDU>
> I regret to inform ADE members and others on the list of the
> death yesterday of ADE member Roy Rosenzweig. He had been battling
> lung cancer for over a year.
> A George Mason University History Professor, Rosenzweig was
> responsible for the move of the War Department Papers to George
> Mason and served as that project's director there. The War
> Department Papers is just one of the many projects that he oversaw
> as the director of GMU's cutting edge Center for History in the New
> Media. He was the founder of and had directed this center,
> which has been in the forefront of finding new ways to "use
> digital media and computer technology to democratize history -- to
> incorporate multiple voices, reach diverse audiences, and encourage
> popular participation in preserving the past," since 1994. He had
> also served a term as the American Historical Association's Vice
> President for the Research Division.
> Virtually every student or colleague of his that I have known
> commented on his boundless energy and enthusiasm for the practice
> of history. He clearly loved his work and all who worked with him
> or learned from him benefited from his knowledge and
> enthusiasm. Those of us who knew him will remember that he was
> seldom separated from his laptop. I'll retain a fond memory of his
> search for a spot in the San Jose, CA airport where he could pick
> up wireless access while we waited for our plane to return to
> Washington. When he finally found wireless, he settled down on the
> floor and worked as people passed him all sides.
> His contributions to the profession were myriad and he will be
> missed by all who knew him.
> I'll provide more details when I know them.
>Charlene Bickford

Willard McCarty | Professor of Humanities Computing | Centre for
Computing in the Humanities | King's College London |
http://staff.cch.kcl.ac.uk/~wmccarty/. Et sic in infinitum (Fludd 1617, p. 26).
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