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Lot 49 is my blog, and I’m Sheila A. Brennan. Currently, I am the Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media and Research Associate Professor in History and Art History at George Mason University.

sheila brennan photoI first came to RRCHNM in 2005 to work as a part-time grant and documentation writer, and haven’t left. Since then, I have directed and managed many projects (30 projects and counting). The first project that I managed and worked on from start to finish was the Hurricane Digital Memory Bank from 2005 to 2008. After HDMB, I became part of the original Omeka team (2007-present), and continued to work on many other digital humanities and cultural heritage projects. I teach, give workshops, and lead and teach summer institutes that introduce digital humanities methods to established scholars, GLAM professionals, and graduate students.

I received my PhD in American history from Mason, and wrote a cultural history of stamp collecting, Stamping American Memory, which is now a digital monograph that I’m publishing with University of Michigan’s Digital Culture Books series. Before coming to RRCHNM, I worked in the museum field as the Director of Education and Public Programs at the U.S. Navy Museum in Washington, DC for seven years.

My professional digital portfolio lives here:

Find me elsewhere online:
Twitter (@sherah1918)
email: brennan dot sheila at gmail dot com

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