CHNM’s work has been recognized with major awards and grants from organizations including the American Historical Association, the National Humanities Center, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the U.S. Department of Education, the Library of Congress, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Mellon, Sloan, Hewlett, Rockefeller, Gould, Delmas, and Kellogg foundations.
A selected list includes:
- Histories of the National Mall, Outstanding Public History Project, National Council on Public History (NCPH), 2015.
- Teachinghistory.org, Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH), 2013.
- Bracero History Archive, Best Public History Project, National Council on Public History (NCPH), 2010.
- Omeka, $50,000 Mellon Award for Technology Collaboration for the development and release of the Omeka cultural heritage collections Web presentation system.
- Zotero, among PC Magazine’s “Best Free Software” in 2007 and 2008.
- World History Matters, recipient of the James Harvey Robinson Prize of the American Historical Association, for “the impressive depth and breadth of its primary sources, the comprehensive geographical scope and transnational approach, and the user-friendly site design,” 2007.
- Zotero, Best Instructional Software of 2007 by the Information Technology and Politics section of the American Political Science Association.
- Zotero, recognized by AI3 as a Jewels & Doubloon Winner, 2007.
- Hurricane Digital Memory Bank, Award of Merit for Leadership in History from the American Association of State and Local History (AASLH) to CHNM and the University of New Orleans, June 2007.
- U.S. History Matters, co-recipient of the James Harvey Robinson Prize of the American Historical Association for its “outstanding contribution to the teaching and learning of history,” 2005.
- U.S. History Matters, New York Public Library “Best of Reference 2005” website.
- CHNM Website, as one of the 101 Best Web sites for Secondary Teachers by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), 2005.
- Award from Alexandria City Public Schools for “commitment and dedication to the students of Alexandria City Public Schools” for work with ACPS teachers through the Creating a More Perfect Community project, a Teaching American History grant awarded to Alexandria City Public Schools and funded by the United States Department of Education, 2005.
- CHNM Website, inclusion in the National Endowment for the Humanities EDSITEment: The Best of the Humanities on the Web, 2005.
- CHNM Director Roy Rosenzweig was presented with the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities’ Award for Excellence in the Humanities, 2004.
- Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution, inclusion in the National Endowment for the Humanities EDSITEment: The Best of the Humanities on the Web, 2004.
- The National Humanities Center presented CHNM Director Roy Rosenzweig with the second Richard W. Lyman Award, which recognizes the innovative use of information technology in humanistic scholarship and teaching, 2003.
- U.S. History Matters, inclusion in the National Endowment for the Humanities EDSITEment: The Best of the Humanities on the Web, 1999.
- Who Built America CD-ROM, co-recipient of the James Harvey Robinson Prize of the American Historical Association, 1994.