Publication Date

January 8, 2010

Perspectives Section

AHA Activities

At its meeting yesterday, the AHA Council unanimously agreed to rename the Roy Rosenzweig Fellowship for Innovation in Digital History, making it the Roy Rosenzweig Prize for Innovation in Digital History. This brings the name into line with reality, as the award is simply a cash prize for an innovative work in the field.

The prize, jointly sponsored by the AHA and George Mason University’s Center for History and New Media (CHNM), is intended 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.

The award was developed by friends and colleagues of Roy Rosenzweig (1950–2007) to honor his life and work as a pioneer in the field of digital history. Please note that fundraising for the prize continues. The George Mason University Foundation, Inc. manages the funds for the Rosenzweig Prize, and contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowable by the law.
Gifts for the Rosenzweig Prize should be mailed to:

GMU Foundation, Inc.
4400 University Drive, MS 1A3
Fairfax, VA 22030

Please make checks payable to the GMU Foundation, Inc. and indicate that the gift is for the AHA/CHNM Rosenzweig Prize. Gifts may also be made online at, but funds must be specified for the AHA/CHNM Rosenzweig Prize in the comments section. For questions or information on alternate methods of giving, individuals should contact Amy Lambrecht, Director of Development, at (703) 993-8706 or by e-mail to

Contributions may also count toward the center’s National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) matching grant in accordance with NEH guidelines.

This post first appeared on AHA Today.

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