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Merlot logo2007 MERLOT History Classics Award!

This website won the MERLOT History Classics Award at the MERLOT International Conference in New Orleans, on August 8, 2007. In making the award, the judges stated that:

The content is excellent with cultural information on background, scenic descriptions, foodways, clothing, entertainment and leisure, society, and government for the French and English in North America and the Wendat (Huron), Kanienkehaka (Mohawk), and Wobanaki in North America.... The site offers an excellent combination of both narrative and primary sources from multiple perspectives.... The site's clarity and usability make it an effective teaching tool at a variety of educational levels. Educators can pick and choose what portions of the site work best in their teaching environment....The site is easy to navigate…The introduction offers a visually effective transformation of a specific location, Deerfield, over time as different groups resided there. The audio is completed by subtitles for the hearing impaired.

MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching -www.merlot.org), established in 1997, is an international cooperative with over 42,000 individual, institutional and corporate members. It collaborates closely with the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and strives to be a premiere online community where faculty, staff, and students from around the world share their learning materials and pedagogy."

AASLH logo2005 American Association of State and Local History (AASLH) Award Winner!

This website won an AASLH Award of Merit in July of 2005. The AASLH Annual Awards Program, now in its 60th year, is the most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation and interpretation of state and local history. The Award of Merit is presented for a performance deemed excellent, compared nationally with similar activities. Commenting on the website, AASLH Program Officer Harry Klinkhamer said:

"Overall, the judges were awed and impressed by the technical quality, the ease through which you could go through the web site, and the good history."

Museums and the Web logo2005 Museums and the Web Award Winner!

This website won a second place award in its category "Best of the Web: Online Exhibits" at the Museums & the Web Conference in Vancouver, Canada, on April 15th, 2005. In making the award, the judges stated that:

"The Raid on Deerfield website...raises the bar for historical interpretation online. The site models the value of the whole that derives from a consideration of multiple perspectives. The designers have cast a magical spell that draws the user into another place, another time, another world where one finds truth painted in many shades of gray."

Also recognized as:

One of Ten Best Websites for 2005 by the Christian Science Monitor

One of three end of the year "Hot Websites" by USA Today

One of January 2006's Best Websites by eSchool News


Conference Presentations

  • Interactive Storytelling, Interactive Educational Website Conference, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Cornell University, June 2005.
  • Raid on Deerfield: Alliance and Conflict in Colonial America, NCHE - National Council on History Education Conference, April, 2004.
  • Raid on Deerfield: The Many Stories of 1704, Museums & the Web Conference, Vancouver, BC., April 2005.
  • Raid on Deerfield: The Many Stories of 1704, NERC - New England Regional Conference on the Social Studies Conference, Boston, MA., March 2005.
  • Digital Deerfield 1704: A New Perspective on the French & Indian War, Webwise Conference, Washington D.C., February 2005.
  • Raid on Deerfield: Alliance and Conflict in Colonial America, VASS - Vermont Association for the Social Studies Conference, Dec 2004.
  • IMLS Funding for Museums, Microcomputer Network (MCN) Conference, Minneapolis, MN, November 2004.
  • Raid on Deerfield: The Many Stories of 1704, NEMA - New England Museum Association Conference, Oct 2004.



The following articles and papers about this website have been accepted for publication online:

  1. Using the Web to Rewrite the History of the "Deerfield Massacre"
    History News Network, posted April, 2004.
  2. Telling an Old Story in a New Way: Raid on Deerfield
    eLearn Magazine, posted March, 2005.
  3. Telling an Old Story in a New Way - Raid on Deerfield: The Many Stories of 1704
    Museums & the Web Conference, Vancouver, Canada, posted April, 2005.
  4. Digital Deerfield 1704: A New Perspective on the French and Indian Wars
    First Monday: Peer Reviewed Journal on the Internet, posted June, 2005.
  5. Raid on Deerfield Website
    D-Lib Magazine, an online magazine about digital library research and development, posted May, 2005.


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