Centers and Institutes: Recent submissions

  • Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies (Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies, 2017-04-13)
    Beyond Golden Age and Decline is a project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Bridging Cultures Initiative on the Muslim World and the Humanities. This website facilitates exchange ...
  • Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies (Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies, 2017-03-28)
    Our Shared Past is a collaborative grants program to encourage new approaches to world history curriculum and curricular content design in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and North America. Our Shared Past is premised ...
  • Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies (National Endowment for the Humanities, 2017-03-28)
    The Muslim Journeys project presents to the American public resources representing diverse perspectives on the people, places, histories, beliefs, practices, and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the ...
  • Brennan, Sheila A. (Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, 2012)
    Patriotic commemorations flowered following World War I in the United States, as did campaigns for securing limited- issue federal postage stamps. Beginning in 1920 with the Pilgrim Tercentenary issue, commemorative ...
  • Brennan, Sheila A. (Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, 2010)
    While the postal service promotes philately today, it was not until the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1892–1893 that the U.S. Post Office Department acknowledged and capitalized on the growing world of philatelists ...
  • Shafroth, Frank (Center for State and Local Government Leadership, George Mason University, 2012-06-25)
    This toolkit is designed for any municipal jurisdiction. We recognize that many localities do not have the resources to prepare for financial crises, and the tendency is to avoid help until absolutely necessary (or forced). ...
  • Shafroth, Frank (Center for State and Local Government Leadership, George Mason University, 2012)
    In its recent report, the State Budget Crisis Task Force noted one theme arising out of the Great Recession: fiscal stress runs downhill. Local governments are confronting the greatest fiscal challenges in at least a ...
  • Lawson, Michael; Shafroth, Frank (Center for State and Local Government Leadership, George Mason University, 2013-09-01)
    By most accounts, four key factors have contributed to San Bernardino’s fiscal situation: the charter, political culture, state actions (or inactions) and economic shocks. The last two factors caused have caused many cities ...
  • Emmans, Sarah (Center for State and Local Government Leadership, George Mason University, 2013-09-01)
    Facing decades of structural budget gaps and unsustainable legacy costs, the City of Pittsburgh entered two forms of state oversight in 2004. In the nearly ten years since, the city has turned structural deficits into ...
  • Emmans, Sarah (Center for State and Local Government Leadership, George Mason University, 2013-09-01)
    In March of 2011, just a few months after taking office, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras declared that the city was experiencing a “Category 5” fiscal hurricane. Less than a year later, he announced that the city was on ...
  • Lawson, Michael (Center for State and Local Government Leadership, George Mason University, 2013-09-30)
    Evidence suggests that a number of factors have contributed to Baltimore’s fiscal resiliency. These include the primary role that counties play in the structure of local government in Maryland, the state assumption of the ...
  • Shafroth, Frank (Center for State and Local Government Leadership, George Mason University, 2013-09-01)
    Detroit filed for municipal bankruptcy protection on July 19, 2013. The city is in dire fiscal straits and now in a U.S, bankruptcy court for what the city’s emergency manager termed “the Olympics of restructuring.” The ...
  • Shafroth, Frank (Center for State and Local Government Leadership, George Mason University, 2013-09-01)
    Chicago, after a significant effort to remake itself into a global city today confronts unprecedented challenges. The city took a serious turn for the worse during the first decade of the new century. The gleaming towers, ...
  • Troyano, Joan Fragaszy; Cohen, Dan (Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, 2014-06)
    This White Paper provides a history of the experimental curated publication Digital Humanities Now from its launch in November 2009 through June 2014. Originally distributed as blog posts, this report provides real-time ...
  • Troyano, Joan Fragaszy (2016-03-02)
    This Guide introduces the intellectual and practical considerations for initiating and sustaining a collaboratively-edited publication that sources and distributes web content. Based on three years of research, design, ...
  • Troyano, Joan Fragaszy (Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, 2013-04)
    Online publications that aggregate content from a wide variety of sources have become increasingly valuable to readers and publishers. The academy, however, is still unsure how to efficiently identify, collect, survey, ...
  • Leon, Sharon (Ashgate, 2014)
    RRCHNM’s foray into community transcription with the Papers of the War Department, 1784-1800 and the development of Scripto offers some significant lessons for cultural heritage institutions and professionals who want to ...
  • Leon, Sharon; Brennan, Sheila A.; Lester, David (2009-12)
    For many years, art museums have been at the forefront of offering their visitors learning experiences that extend beyond traditional exhibit labels with gallery kiosks and audio guides. More recently, art museums continue ...
  • Leon, Sharon; Brennan, Sheila A. (2015-09-01)
    Mid-career college and university faculty generally have achieved a significant level of expertise in their field of study. At the same time, research suggests that experts may not be so clear about every step of the ...
  • Brennan, Sheila A.; Kelly, Mills (2009-03)
    This case study offers insights into collecting and preserving history online that the team from the Center for History and New Media learned from building the Hurricane Digital Memory Bank (http://hurricanearchive.org). ...

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