European History: European and American intellectual history, history of science
Dan Cohen is an Associate Professor in the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University and the Director of the Center for History and New Media. His research is in European and American intellectual history, the history of science (particularly mathematics), and the intersection of history and computing.
He is co-author (with the late Dr. Roy Rosenzweig) of Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005), author of Equations from God: Pure Mathematics and Victorian Faith (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007), and has published articles and book chapters on the history of mathematics and religion, the teaching of history, and the future of history in a digital age in journals such as the Journal of American History, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and Rethinking History. Dr. Cohen is an inaugural recipient of the American Council of Learned Societies’ Digital Innovation Fellowship.
At the Center for History and New Media he has co-directed, among other projects, the September 11 Digital Archive and Echo, and has developed software for scholars, teachers, and students, including the popular Zotero research tool.
He received his bachelor’s degree from Princeton, his master’s from Harvard, and doctorate from Yale.
Digital History, Digital Humanities, History of Science, Scholarly Communication
Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005), coauthored with Roy Rosenzweig.
Equations from God: Pure Mathematics and Victorian Faith (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007).
Learning from the Blog: An Academic Approach to the Vernacular Web (University of Michigan Press, forthcoming).
Hacking the Academy (University of Michigan Press, forthcoming), edited with Tom Scheinfeldt.
Science and Modern Life
Clio Wired: Introduction to Digital History
Jeremy Boggs, “The Designing Historian”