World History Matters awarded the 2007 James Harvey Robinson Prize

On January 5, 2007 at the American Historical Association’s Annual General Meeting, representatives from CHNM, including Roy Rosenzweig, Kelly Schrum, Kristin Lehner, and Sharon Leon accepted the James Harvey Robinson Prize for World History Matters (Co-Director, Mills Kelly was unable to attend).

The Robinson Prize was established by the AHA Council in 1978 and is awarded biennially for the teaching aid that has made the most outstanding contribution to the teaching and learning of history in any field for public or educational purposes. The prize committee noted that “the impressive depth and breadth of its primary sources, the comprehensive geographical scope and transnational approach, and the user-friendly site design will enable high school and college world history teachers and students to make use of the rich site resources to investigate the complexities of global history.”

This is the third time that CHNM was the recipient or co-recipient of the Robinson Prize. In 1994, CHNM was recognized for its work on the CD-ROM Who Built America?, which was produced by the American Social History Project at the City University of New York. In 2005, CHNM also shared the prize with ASHP for their joint work on the website, History Matters: The U.S. Survey Course on the Web.