Roy Rosenzweig Prize Recipients
The Roy Rosenzweig Prize for Innovation in Digital History is sponsored jointly by the AHA and the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM) at George Mason University. This nonresidential prize is awarded annually to honor and support work on an innovative and freely available new media project, and in particular for work that reflects thoughtful, critical, and rigorous engagement with technology and the practice of history.
2015 Rosenzweig Prize
The First Days Project
South Asian American Digital Archive
The First Days Project is a platform for immigrants to create histories through brief video, audio, or textual accounts about their first day in the United States. The site not only engages communities beyond traditional academic boundaries, it establishes an archive that is ongoing, interactive, and accessible. Its clean, effective design reflects the value of creating a user-friendly website that has multi-faceted uses inside and outside the classroom. The First Days Project resonates with Roy Rosenzweig’s commitment to using digital technology to democratize the past.