I’m not usually one to brag, but this time I’ll make an exception. The two world history projects we’ve worked very hard on at the Center for History and New Media are really starting to take off. Since November 1, World History Sources and Women in World History have attracted more than 67,000 unique visitors and have served up more than 1.75 million hits. And this is during the slow time of the year–between semesters. After all the hard work of many people, especially my colleagues Kelly Schrum, Amanda Shuman, Kristin Lehner and Sharon Leon, these two projects, which together we’re branding under the name World History Matters, are rapidly becoming the go-to place for world history teachers and their students.
I am particularly proud of the fact that each site places the lessons we’ve learned in the scholarship of teaching and learning in history at the center of their content.
During the development of these projects, the first of which began in 2002, we’ve been reminded yet again how important it is to promote a website. Just developing a good product is not enough. You have to promote, promote, promote it to drive traffic to the site…and we’re starting to see the payoff for this incessant promotion.
Click on the images below to visit the two sites.