Omeka is a web platform for publishing collections and exhibitions online. Designed for cultural institutions, enthusiasts, and educators, Omeka is easy to install and modify and facilitates community-building around collections and exhibits. Omeka is free and open source. Learn more.The Center for History and New Media (CHNM) is partnering with the Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) to develop Omeka as a next-generation online display platform for museums, historical societies, scholars, collectors, educators, and more.
Since 1994, the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University has used digital media and computer technology to democratize history—to incorporate multiple voices, reach diverse audiences, and encourage popular participation in presenting and preserving the past.
CHnM sponsors more than two dozen digital history projects and offers free tools and resources for historians.
The next-generation research tool that makes it easy to gather, organize, annotate, search, and cite materials you find online and off.
“Omeka” is a Swahili word meaning “to display” or “to lay out for discussion.” Omeka is a free, easy to use, open source, and standards-based platform for online display of museum and other historical materials in a Web 2.0 environment.
ScholarPress is a developing hub for educational WordPress plugins – bridging the gap between technology and pedagogy.
Find and compare syllabi from thousands of universities and colleges on any topic.
Store all kinds of media items—URLs, images, text, and movies—and collaborate with others with the CHNM online scrapbook.
A tool that builds online surveys, especially applicable to oral histories.
Build customizable polls and include them on your web site for free.
A notetaking application designed with historians in mind.
Browse a collaborative Wiki resource spanning any and all tools that might be applicable to the practice of online history.
See what’s brewing in the CHNM Labs. View upcoming tools and programs to help you collect, and interpret history in new an imaginative ways. Current projects include H-Bot, Site Builder, Timeline Builder, and WordPress Courseware.