Awards and Prizes
won by the CGP and Yale Genocide Studies Program
Internet Awards won by the Cambodian Genocide Program website
1. "Internet Site of the Day" awarded by Academe Today, the on-line journal of the Chronicle of Higher Education (Academe Today Daily Report, January 28, 1997).
2. "History Site of the Week" of March 16, 1997, awarded by World History Compass.
3. On December 4, 1998, the CGP web site was selected for inclusion in the "Scout Report" by the National Science Foundation-sponsored Internet Scout Project at the Department of Computer Sciences of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Scout Project selects “only the most useful resources, considering the depth of content, the authority of the source, and how well the information is maintained and presented.”
4. Asia Observer "Site of the Week", April 10, 2000:
"The Cambodian Genocide Program - an impressive web site from Yale University detailing the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge regime that came to power 25 years ago."
5. In 2002, Columbia University’s internet portal for high-end academic products featured the CGP website as an outstanding resource with an article entitled “Documenting the Cambodian Genocide”
Reviews of the CGP and Genocide Studies Program websites
6. George Mason University's World History Sources reviewed the CGP website in August 2003. Reviewer Robert deCaroli of George Mason wrote:
"This website does an excellent job of providing rare and informative resources related to this terrible period in human history. It is one of several maintained by the Yale Genocide Studies Program and is intended to both inform the public about the Cambodian genocide and to help bring those responsible to justice." For the full review, click here
7. On September 5, 2008, The Asian Studies WWW Monitor (Australian National University) ranked the CGP website in its top category, "Essential," noting that there were "over 11,000" external links to the CGP site: "A site in English, with selections available also in Armenian, Bahasa Indonesia, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Kinyarwanda, Tetun, and Thai." [And now Russian too.]
8. Yale University Genocide Studies Program website: http://www.yale.edu/gsp/
"[T]his site is growing almost weekly to present more case studies, maps, images, databases, testimony, and documentation."
-- E-Wareness, Genocide and Human Rights Institute, Fall 2008
www.niu.edu/history/teacher_certification/Professional Dev/Ewareness vol2 no1.pdf
Awards for Ben Kiernan’s book, Blood and Soil: A World History of Genocide and Extermination from Sparta to Darfur
2009 winner of the U.S. German Studies Association’s biennial Sybil Halpern Milton Memorial Book Prize for the best book published in 2007 or 2008 dealing with Nazi Germany and the Holocaust in its broadest context, covering the fields of history, political science, and other social sciences, literature, art, and photography
The book’s German edition, Erde und Blut: Völkermord und Vernichtung von der Antike bis heute, won first place in Germany’s Nonfiction Book of the Month Prize Die Sachbücher des Monats, sponsored by Süddeutsche Zeitung and NDR Kultur (June 2009)
Winner of the 2008 gold medal for the best work of History, awarded by the Independent Publishers association