Current Research in Digital History


Current Research in Digital History is an open-access, peer-reviewed publication of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. Its primary aim is to encourage and publish scholarship in digital history that offers discipline-specific arguments and interpretations, rather than simply showcase digital projects. By featuring short essays, it also seeks to provide an opportunity to make arguments on the basis of ongoing research in larger projects.

The platform for Current Research in Digital History offers the following features in order to effectively publish a range of scholarship:

Journal Policies

Peer Review: Two rounds of peer review gives academic standing to these short works. Given that these are brief articles about work in progress, we are committed to a fast peer review and publication schedule. Submissions are first reviewed by members of the editorial board. Accepted submissions will be returned with written reviews. After revisions are made in response to these inital reviews, a revised copy of the submission is sent to a second reviewer, who will provide a second written review. Both sets of reviews should be taken into consideration when authors prepare the final version of their article for publication.

Rolling Publication: Articles are published individually on a rolling basis, when they are ready for publication, instead of being published as a set of articles once a year.

Open Access: This journal is open access. Users may read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full text of these articles. This journal does not charge article processing fees or submission fees. We do not provide download statistics, but authors can find how their work is being cited in sources such as Google Scholar.

Copyright: Authors will receive a publication agreement after their final submission has been accepted. Authors retain copyright in their articles. Articles in CRDH are published under the Creative Commons BY-NC-ND license.

Relationship to Other Publications: Submissions should not currently be under consideration by or already published in substantially similar form by another journal or publication. However, CRDH does aim to encourage authors to publish early versions of their work in this venue, and then develop them into fuller form for publication later. If you have any questions about whether your article is suitable for CRDH, please contact the editors.


Stephen Robertson, George Mason University

Lincoln A. Mullen, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media

Greta Swain, Southern Methodist University

Editorial Board

Cameron Blevins, University of Colorado, Denver

Sharon Block, University of California, Irvine

Kalani Craig, Indiana University, Bloomington

Jo Guldi, Emory University

Zoe LeBlanc, Princeton University

Crystal Moten, National Museum of American History

Robert Nelson, University of Richmond

Anelise Hanson Shrout, Bates College

Site Design

Ken Albers, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media

Kim Nguyen, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media

Contact Information

To contact the editors, please write to

Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media
George Mason University
4400 University Drive, MSN 1E7
Fairfax, VA 22030


CRDH began as a conference hosted by RRCHNM. For reference, you can see the programs and program committees from the conferences that were held.