The NYCDH award was conceived as a way to honor an individual or organization that has made a significant contribution to digital humanities in the region. The winner(s), selected by the NYCDH Steering Committee, are asked to present the keynote speech at the annual DH Week kickoff gathering.
2017 Inaugural NYCDH Award Winner: Dr. Stephen Brier
Dr. Stephen Brier of the CUNY Graduate Center and American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning was the recipient of the inaugural NYCDH Award. Dr. Brier’s career at CUNY and ASHP has included innovations in new media and public history, the development of important programs in digital pedagogy and humanities, and an unparalleled record of mentoring young scholars and building communities across the region. Dr. Brier received the first NYCDH Award and gave a keynote speech to conclude the NYCDH 2017 Kickoff Gathering on February 6, 2017.