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The German Historical Institute is pleased to announce that the GHI's online documents project German History in Documents and Images (GHDI) was awarded the American Historical Association's James Harvey Robinson Prize at the AHA's Annual Meeting in Boston on January 7, 2011. The prize was established by the AHA in 1978 and is awarded biennially to the teaching aid that has made the most outstanding contribution to the teaching and learning of history in any field. The prize was accepted by the project's coordinator, Kelly McCullough, on behalf of the GHI at the award ceremony in Boston.

GHDI is a comprehensive collection of primary source materials documenting Germany's political, social, and cultural history from 1500 to the present. It aims to give students and teachers of German history free access to a wide range of historical documents, both in the original German and in English translation. The site also includes a large selection of visual imagery, maps, and secondary-source texts. The materials are presented in ten chronological volumes, each of which has been edited by a leading scholar or team of experts. GHDI was undertaken in cooperation with the Friends of the German Historical Institute and enjoys the generous support of the Max Kade Foundation and the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius.