Roy Rosenzweig 1950–2007

Dr. Roy Rosenzweig, the Mark and Barbara Fried Professor of History & New Media at George Mason University, passed away October 11, 2007, of cancer.

At George Mason University, Rosenzweig also headed the Center for History and New Media (which he cofounded), and developed it with a pioneering enthusiasm, making it one of the leading centers for digital history.

On a personal note, Roy was my Master’s thesis advisor when I was a graduate student at George Mason University. There are very few people whom you can truly say changed your life. When I think back to all of the teachers and professors that I have had throughout my educational career, there is no one I cherish more than Roy. He was a mentor and a friend. The historical profession has lost a giant, and those of us who were lucky enough to have been his students are all the richer for having known him.

3 thoughts on “Roy Rosenzweig 1950–2007

  1. I was also a graduate student of Dr. Rosenzweig and have benefitted like so many from his scholarship and passion for history, especially 20th century American History and material culture. What a huge loss to the university and those involved in interpreting American history. I consider myself very lucky to have him as an advisor.

  2. I am so sorry to learn of Dr. Rosenzweig’s untimely passing. He was my graduate advisor when I worked on my MA at George Mason in the 1980s. It was impossible NOT to respond to his boundless enthusiasm and excitement about history and the teaching of history. He informed and still informs the way I view the presentation of history to the public. I will be making a donation to the NCH through the Combined Federal Campaign in his memory.

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