The DH Caucus of the American Studies Association is now accepting proposals for the 2020 Garfinkel Award for DH Projects. In addition, we are pleased to announce a new prize this year: the DH Caucus Book Award. 

The Digital Humanities Caucus welcomes submissions from all including college and university faculty; public scholars; university and K-12 educators including contingent faculty; students at the graduate, undergraduate, and even K-12 level; activists; artists; and all other researchers, creators, and thinkers. Projects in pedagogy, research, documentary, critical making, digital art, and all other forms are encouraged.

Submitted projects should have been published, completed or significantly updated during the calendar year of application. The Digital Humanities Caucus will announce the prize winners at this year’s DH Caucus virtual business meeting on March 4th, 2021.

The Garfinkel Prize in Digital Humanities is an award that honors caucus founder Susan Garfinkel for her longstanding service to the caucus and her commitment to an inclusive, interdisciplinary, welcoming Digital Humanities. The annual award will recognize excellent work at the intersection of American Studies and Digital Humanities.

The DH Caucus is accepting proposals now through Jan. 1, 2021.

DH Caucus Book Award Submission Form:
Garfinkel Prize for DH Projects Submission Form:

2019 Winner

Matthew Delmont, Dartmouth College, Black Quotidian: Everyday History in African-American Newspapers, published by Stanford University Press Digital Publishing Initiative 

2019 Honorable Mention:

Mapping Inequality: Redlining in New Deal America, Project team: Robert K Nelson, Justin Madron, and Nate Ayers, University of Richmond; LaDale Winling, Virginia Tech; Nathan Connolly, Johns Hopkins; Richard Marciano, University of Maryland

La Gazette Royale d'Hayti: A Digital Journey Through Haiti's Early Print Culture by Marlene L. Daut, University of Virginia/Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities

2018: Winner: Tara McPherson, Feminist in a Software Lab  | Honorable Mention: Trials, Triumphs, and Transformations: Tennesseans’ Search for Citizenship, Community, and Opportunity 

2017 Winner: Colored Conventions Project  | Honorable Mention: Channel Islands National Park Web resource on Island of the Blue Dolphins / The Lone Woman and Last Indians Digital Archive

2016 Winner: Narratives of Displacement and Resistance, Anti-Eviction Mapping Project | Honorable Mention: Early African American Film: Reconstructing the History of Silent Race Films, 1909-1930