Year In Review: 2017
On November 17, 2017, History Unfolded turned 2. Now that the project is entering its third year, we want to take a moment to reflect on where we have been and where we hope to go from here. One of our most exciting updates is that we have extended our end date for accepting submissions to spring 2021. Thus, there is plenty of time to get involved if you have not had time to contribute research yet.
When I think back to 2017, growth is the word that comes to mind. We have seen tremendous growth to an already thriving citizen history project. In many cases, we doubled our numbers over the past year. We received our first article contributions from newspapers in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Holocaust survivors, scholars, teachers, students and members of the general public have all contributed to and supported this critical effort. We offer some of our favorite stats below.
The Future: 2018 and Beyond
Where do we go from here? We would love to reach new audiences of teachers, students and lifelong learners across the country. We have schools from 35 states (including the District of Columbia) participating to date. Hopefully by this time next year we can document at least one school group from each state in the country.
We will also be embarking upon a new state by state sprint over the next 3.5 years of the project to help ensure that we obtain a representative sample of data to help with scholarly research. Details about the specifics of each state’s sprint and when we will feature your state will be forthcoming. Stay tuned!
You Make History Unfolded Possible
As always, the staff at History Unfolded central want to thank you for your contributions, whether you are an on-the-ground citizen historian scanning microfilm, a teacher sharing the lessons of the Holocaust, or a project supporter interested in seeing what other people have and will contribute in the future.
Here’s to a great three and a half more years of new research submissions!