Found History is produced by Tom Scheinfeldt, Associate Professor in the Department of Digital Media & Design and the Department of History at the University of Connecticut. Tom is also Director of Greenhouse Studios, a transdisciplinary research unit that solves the problems and explores the opportunities of scholarship in the “digital age.” Formerly Managing Director of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, Tom has directed several award-winning digital humanities projects, including THATCamp, Omeka, and the September 11 Digital Archive. Trained as an historian of science and public historian with a bachelor’s degree from Harvard and master’s and doctoral degrees from Oxford, Tom has written and lectured extensively about the history of museums and the role of history in culture. Among his publications, Tom is a recent contributor to Debates in Digital Humanities (University of Minnesota Press) and co-editor of Hacking the Academy (University of Michigan Press). You can follow Tom on Twitter (@foundhistory) and LinkedIn.
Born in Hartford and raised in Worcester, MA, Tom maintains his New England roots with his wife and two sons in Connecticut.