Sharon Leon

Sharon M. Leon is the Director of Public Projects at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media and Associate Professor of History at George Mason University. At RRCHNM, Leon oversees collaborations with library, museum, and archive partners from around the country. She directs the Center's digital exhibit and archiving projects, as well as research and tool development for public history.

Relevant Projects

Omeka, September 11 Digital Archive,


Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media


Humanities, Other NGO or Non-Profit, Academic, Research


United States




Blog Posts

Data is People

Frameworks of Guidance for Digital Projects that deal with Human Communities

This document represents the initial outcomes of a conversation about the kinds of questions that digital project managers and planners should consider as they are beginning a project that includes data and materials that touch on human communities.

It is only a beginning, and the members of the session eagerly encourage comments, questions, additions, and edits to the document.

Please consider the draft and join our effort produce a set of questions of guidelines that will help to more explicitly address the ethical issues that are so frequently at play in our digital cultural heritage work.