Dan Cohen : Curriculum Vitae
Yale University, Ph.D. in History, 1999
Harvard University, M.T.S. in the History of Religion, 1992
Princeton University, B.A. in Religion and the History of Science, 1990
Associate Professor of History and Director of the Center for History and New Media, George Mason University, 2008-Present
Assistant Professor of History and Director of Research Projects at the Center for History and New Media, George Mason University, 2003-2007
Postdoctoral Fellow and Director of Research Projects at the Center for History and New Media, George Mason University, 2001-2003
Lecturer in History, Yale University, 1997-2001
Books and Book-sized Digital Projects
Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005. Co-authored with Roy Rosenzweig.
Equations from God: Pure Mathematics and Victorian Faith. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007.
Zotero digital research platform, PI and co-director, 2005-Present.
ECHO, online history of science and technology, co-director, 2001-2007.
September 11 Digital Archive, co-director, 2001-2005.
Articles and Article-sized Digital Projects
“Digital History Interchange,” Journal of American History 95 (September 2008), 1-40. Co-authored with seven others.
“Creating Scholarly Tools and Resources for the Digital Ecosystem: Building Connections in the Zotero Project,” First Monday, August 2008.
“The Promise of Social and Semantic Computing for Historical Scholarship,” Perspectives, May 2007.
“No Computer Left Behind,” Chronicle of Higher Education, 24 February 2006, B6-8. Co-authored with Roy Rosenzweig.
“From Babel to Knowledge: Data Mining Large Digital Collections,” D-Lib Magazine 12 (March 2006).
“Web of Lies? Historical Knowledge on the Internet,” First Monday 10 (December 2005). Co-authored with Roy Rosenzweig.
“Reasoning and Belief in Victorian Mathematics,” in Martin Daunton, ed., The Organisation of Knowledge in Victorian Britain (Oxford: Oxford University Press/The British Academy, 2005), 139-158.
“The Future of Preserving the Past,” CRM: The Journal of Heritage Stewardship 2 (Summer 2005), 6-19.
“By the Book: Assessing the Place of Textbooks in U.S. Survey Courses,” Journal of American History 91 (March 2005), 1405-1415.
“History and the Second Decade of the Web,” Rethinking History 8 (June 2004), 293-301.
“Digital History: The Raw and the Cooked,” Rethinking History 8 (June 2004), 337-340.
Awards and Fellowships
George Mason University Faculty Fellowship, 2007-8
American Council of Learned Societies Digital Innovation Fellowship, 2006-7 (inaugural recipient)
George Washington Egleston Prize, awarded for “Symbols of Heaven, Symbols of Man: Pure Mathematics and Victorian Religion,” 1999
Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, awarded by the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, 1996-1997
Whiting Dissertation Fellowship winner, 1996
Pew Charitable Trusts Fellowship, 1996
Mellon Dissertation Research Fellowship, 1996
John F. Enders Grant, 1995-1996
Yale University Fellowship, 1992-1997
Harvard University Fellowship, 1990-1992
National History Education Clearinghouse, funded by the Department of Education, approx. $7,000,000, Co-Executive Producer, 2007-2012
Scholarship in the Age of Abundance: Enhancing Historical Research With Text-Mining and Analysis Tool, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, $340,000, Primary Investigator, 2008-2010
Zotero Commons (zotero.org), funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, $514,000, Lead Primary Investigator, 2008-2009
Zotero 2.0 (zotero.org), funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, $890,000, Lead Primary Investigator, 2006-2008
Zotero 1.0 (zotero.org), funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, $250,000, Co-Primary Investigator, 2006-2007
Echo 2 (echo.gmu.edu), funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, $700,000, Co-Director, 2004-2008
Hurricane Digital Memory Bank (hurricanearchive.org), funded by the Alfred P Sloan Foundation, $250,000, Co-Director, 2006-2008
Preserving the Record of the Dot-Com Era, funded by the Library of Congress’s National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program, $143,000 (part of a larger grant to the University of Maryland), Director, 2006-2008
Scholarly software for the National Endowment for the Humanities’ EDSITEment project, funded by NEH, $150,000, Co-Director, 2005-2007
September 11 Digital Archive (911digitalarchive.org), funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, $750,000, Co-Director, 2002-2004
Echo: Exploring and Collecting History Online (echo.gmu.edu), funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, $720,000, Co-Director, 2001-2004