Founded in October 2012,Envisioning History is a Membership-based
non-profit corporation headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland.
- Envisioning History is an open
- Members and Associate Members may be individuals
or organizations with digital historical material on World War II to
contribute. There is no cost associated
with membership. Members of both classes
may be universities, government agencies, museums, foundations, etc. Full Members will be larger
institutions with substantial content to contribute. Full Members will have an ex officio seat on the governing Board of Directors. Associate Members will typically be from
smaller institutions; Associate Members will be sought for membership in ad hoc Committees and Subcommittees but
will not necessarily have voting positions on the Board.
- Digital material must receive scholarly validation
before it can be “published” into the user-accessible database.
- Digital material contributed must be related to
the origins, the events and the aftermath of World War II (circa
1918-1949). This includes not only
military history, but political, social, economic and technological history
that has a bearing on the War.
- Any material contributed is exclusively owned by the contributing Member. Envisioning History provides the
technology platforms, the structural framework and the processes for publication, as well as
sets the standards and conventions for displaying the material. Intellectual Property (IP) or excerpts from contributed
IP will be tightly controlled and IP contributors will be provided avenues for
sale of their IP to users/viewers.
Envisioning History’s first task is developing rules, criteria, standards, and conventions for the project. We
will poll a wide spectrum of scholars, historians, geographers and technology
specialists to develop these protocols; we also have a limited number of active accounts we
can make available to scholars and educators who wish to participate in the
development. Follow the link to our Governance page to see the committees
and Subcommittees which are open for participation and send us an e-mail to volunteer.