The Valley of the Shadow

Valley of the Shadow Awards and Press Coverage

Over the years, the Valley of the Shadow has received numerous awards and recognition. We would like to acknowledge this praise as well as the following institutions to which we owe thanks:
The Valley of the Shadow is a Virginia Center for Digital History project at the University of Virginia, supported in part by:
National Endowment for the Humanities Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities

Awards and Press Coverage:

Merlot The Valley of the Shadow Project won the 2005 Classics Award from MERLOT, a academic organization dedicated to reviewing and recognizing the best digital teaching materials available online.
American Historical Association The Valley of the Shadow Project and CD-ROM won the 2002 James Harvey Robinson prize, awarded by the American Historical Association "for the teaching aid that has made the most outstanding contribution to the teaching of history."
The Lincoln Prize The Valley of the Shadow Project and CD-ROM won the first eLincoln Prize in 2001 from the Gettysburg College, "awarded annually by the Lincoln and Soldiers Institute for the finest scholarly work in English on Abraham Lincoln, or the American Civil War soldier."
Wired "Pixeling Dixie" appeared in the May 1998 issue of Wired Magazine. In this article, Edward Ayers answers Kim Virshup's questions about the Valley of the Shadow website and its intentions. The purpose of the site, Ayers explains, is "to give you enough ordinates to get your bearings in this place we call the past."
The Chronical of Higher Education "Taking Aim at the 'Ken Burns' View of Civil War" by Christopher Shea appeared in the Chronicle on March 20, 1998. Shea recognizes the Valley's potential to "change the way history is done."
The History Channel The History lists the Valley project as one of its recommended sites.
EBlast E-Blast, Encyclopedia Britannica's Internet Guide, lists the Valley of the Shadow as a top 5 history website.
Journal of American History In the Journal of American History's "Brave New World or Blind Alley? American History on the World Wide Web" (June 1997), Michael O'Malley and Roy Rosenzweig call the Valley "the most sophisticated historical site on the web."
American Heritage In October 1995, American Heritage Magazine's Mark Horowitz praised the Valley of the Shadow website for being "thrilling" and "a World Wide Web in miniature," in "Finding History on the Net," a sidebar to a larger article "The Ancient History of the Internet."
EDsitement A collection of online resources, NEH's "Edsitement" lists the Valley project as a "top humanities website." "Edsitement" also references the Valley project in its proposed lesson plans. According to the site, the Valley of the Shadow "gives students a firsthand sense of the Civil War era."

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