Who We Are

PressForward is brought to you by the same people behind widely-used, open academic research platforms such as Zotero and Omeka: the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. Initiated by Dan Cohen and Tom Scheinfeldt, PressForward is directed by Joan Fragaszy Troyano and Sean Takats, and supported by Sasha Hoffman and Jeri Wieringa.

PressForward is generously funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.


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