the 2w2 project

The 2w2 Project

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The 2w2 Project Brings People and History Closer Together

We believe students, teachers, researchers and enthusiasts should be able to easily share and retrieve vast listings of publicly available historical information, from different perspectives and in different display formats. If someone wants to see a mapping of 18th century diary entries cross referenced with a collection of international news headlines and regional weather reports, that should be as easy as dining at a buffet. They grab a plate, fill it with various samplings of history, organize and then ingest those histories using the utensils at hand.

We support this goal of interoperability by conducting digital humanities research into:


For more information about the 2w2 project, please contact Chris Sumption.