RIP: Roy Rosenzweig, digital historian at GMU

BB reader Sarah says,

Roy Rosenzweig, founder of the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, died on October 11, 2007. He was a pioneer in digital history and pushed for open access and for use of digital material in historical scholarship.

Link to Washington Post obit. More here. Image: Jon Goell -- Gmu Center For History And New Media.

(Via Boing Boing.)

This caught my attention because, having went to GMU, I had helped to contribute a number of photographs & videos that I took of GMU's trip to the NCAA final 4 in 2006 I met this brilliant man on one fine saturday in late May of 2006 while delivering my files on a dvd to the dept. for archiving. His personality & cordiality was such that it stuck in my mind to this day.