ABC-CLIO Online History Award Committee


The ABC-CLIO Online History Award is offered every other year beginning in 2005. It consists of $3,000 donated by ABC-CLIO, a publisher of reference materials in the field of history, and a citation. The award recognizes the accomplishments of a person or a group of people producing (1) a freely available online historical collection, or (2) an online tool tailored for the purpose of finding historical materials, or (3) an online teaching aid stimulating creative historical scholarship.

The award seeks to encourage the development of freely available, sustainable online history resources by singling out innovative projects and the individuals who created them. Projects shall have been completed (or, in the case of a regularly updated database, well established) in the two years prior to nomination and serve as a model for broader emulation. Examples can include:

  • Primary sources digitized from the collections of more than one repository
  • Guides to research on an historical subject that span multiple formats and repositories
  • Databases incorporating citations, annotations, text, multimedia, and/or hyperlinks
  • Presentations of an historical theme stimulating new approaches to its teaching

Those interested in volunteering for this committee should complete a committee volunteer form.

More information, including a list of past recipients.