An AHR Forum on History in the Digital Age

Robert A. Schneider, December 2007

Shortly before this article went to press we learned of the death of our friend and colleague, Roy Rosenzweig. As a vice president of the AHA's Research Division (which oversees the AHR), as a member of the editorial board, as a moving force in the founding of the History Cooperative, as a pioneer in the field of digital publishing, and as contributor and cherished adviser, Roy's influence on this journal has been immeasurable. There will be many tributes to Roy's contributions across the profession. In a future issue of the AHR we would like to add to these tributes with our own, a forum on "History in a Digital Age," a subject where his work was pathbreaking and his vision truly prophetic. In anticipation of this project, we invite members to submit proposals for articles that discuss the ways in which digital technology has reshaped the writing, researching, and teaching of history. In addition, we will be interested in articles that demonstrate the potential for the new technology by including a significant digital component or web-based content in the presentation itself.

—Robert A. Schneider, editor
American Historical Review