Welcome to Found History

Found History is the professional website of Tom Scheinfeldt. Tom is Associate Professor of Digital Humanities at the University of Connecticut, where he holds a joint appointment in the Department of Digital Media and Design and the Department of History. Tom is also Director of Greenhouse Studios: Scholarly Communications Design at UConn, a transdisciplinary research unit aimed at reframing the practices, pathways and products of scholarship in the digital age through “inquiry-driven,” “collaboration-first” approaches to the creation and expression of knowledge. 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 The September 11 Digital Archive, THATCamp, and Omeka. 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. Tom is a 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 at @foundhistory or on LinkedIn.

Born in Hartford and raised in Worcester, MA, Tom maintains his New England roots with his wife and two sons in Connecticut.