Sheila Brennan

Senior Program Officer

(202) 606-8461


Office of Digital Humanities

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Sheila A. Brennan is a Senior Program Officer in the Office of Digital Humanities. She is formerly the director of strategic initiatives at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media and research associate professor in the department of history and art history at George Mason University. Brennan is an experienced public historian who began her career working in federal history museums. Since 2005, she has developed and managed more than thirty digital humanities projects and trained many students and professionals in digital methods. She writes and presents on topics in digital history, museums and memory, postal history, and how museums engage with digital technologies. She is the author of an open access digital monograph, Stamping American Memory: Collectors, Citizens, and the Post, published by the University of Michigan Press. She has a PhD in American and digital history from George Mason, as well as a master’s from the University of Notre Dame and a bachelor’s from Bates College, both in American studies.