Department of History & Art History at George Mason University

We offer programs in American, European, and comparative world regional history emphasizing Africa, Latin America, and Asia, as well as art history.

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Adjunct Teaching Excellence Award Winners – Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning

Wendi Manuel-Scott wins University Teaching Excellence Award

Full Article Here: https://stearnscenter.gmu.edu/awards/adjunct-teaching-excellence-award-winners/

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Adjunct Teaching Excellence Award Winners – Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning

Sheri Huerta wins “Teacher of Distinction” award

Full Article Here: https://stearnscenter.gmu.edu/awards/adjunct-teaching-excellence-award-winners/

stearnscenter.gmu.edu August 28, 2018 Laura Phelps Adjunct Teaching Excellence Award Winners 2019 Adjunct Teaching Excellence Award Winners Award Winners Academic Unit Featured Teaching Strategy Kimberley Daly Graduate School of Education (CEHD) Coming Soon! Jennifer Sklarew Environmental Science and Policy (COS) Coming....

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Alison Landsberg to give invited lecture at conference on memory and democracy

Full Article Here: https://www.clarku.edu/centers/holocaust/wp-content/blogs.dir/7/files/sites/36/2018/11/Memory-Conference-Web-Program-3.pdf

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LaNitra Berger organizes student-curated exhibit on African art

LaNitra Berger organizes student-curated exhibit on African art

Full Article Here: https://historyarthistory.gmu.edu/articles/13179

historyarthistory.gmu.edu “Dynamic Dimensions: Layered Meanings in African Art” is an exhibition, curated by Mason Art History students, of African artifacts and artworks from the George Mason University permanent collection. Led by African art historian Dr. LaNitra Berger, students, spent two months using the Fine Arts ...

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Steve Barnes elected president of Southern Conference on Slavic Studies

Steve Barnes elected president of Southern Conference on Slavic Studies

Full Article Here: https://historyarthistory.gmu.edu/articles/13157

historyarthistory.gmu.edu Dr. Steve Barnes was recently elected to the office of President Elect for the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies.  The results were announced at the conference’s annual conference in March.  He will serve as President Elect from 2019-2021, then will serve a two-year term as the association.....

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PhD alum Tracy Fisher Publishes Book

PhD alum Tracy Fisher Publishes Book

Full Article Here: https://historyarthistory.gmu.edu/articles/13156

historyarthistory.gmu.edu Dr. Tracy Fisher, who graduated from the department’s History PhD program in 2016, has published a book, Burying America’s World War Dead.  The book was published by Routledge Press, as part of their series, “Routledge Studies in First World War History.”  Dr. Fisher started her academic w...

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Michele Greet to give talk at the Phillips Collection

Full Article Here: https://www.phillipscollection.org/events/2019-04-13-symposium

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History M.A. Alum Completes Dissertation

History M.A. Alum Completes Dissertation

Full Article Here: https://historyarthistory.gmu.edu/articles/13105

historyarthistory.gmu.edu Scott Ackerman, who received his MA in History from GMU in 2011, has successfully defended his dissertation at the Lehman Center, City University of New York. Scott's dissertation, entitled "We Are Abolitionizing The West': The Union Army and the Implementation of Federal Emancipation Policy, 1861-...

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History major Catey Borden Wins Fulbright Award

History major Catey Borden Wins Fulbright Award

Full Article (and Interview!) Here: https://historyarthistory.gmu.edu/articles/13104

historyarthistory.gmu.edu Catey Borden, a History major who is scheduled to graduate in May 2019, was recently named as a recipient of the prestigious Fulbright Award.  The award gives recent undergraduates the opportunity to live abroad and engage in daily cultural exchange with people in their host country.  This is amon...

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Michele Greet receives honorable mention for prestigious book prize

Michele Greet receives honorable mention for prestigious book prize

Full article here: https://historyarthistory.gmu.edu/articles/13095

historyarthistory.gmu.edu Michele Greet’s book, Transatlantic Encounters: Latin American Artists in Paris Between the Wars (Yale University Press, 2018) has received an honorable mention for the prize for Best Book in Latin American Visual Culture Studies, 2019.  Dr. Greet will receive the award in May at the Latin Americ...

[03/21/19]   David Gerleman awarded a research fellowship at the National Sporting Library
Full Article Here: https://issuu.com/nationalsportinglibrarymuseum/docs/2019springnewsletter.final.issuu/8

[03/08/19]   Peter Stearns’ book, Shame: A Brief History, wins “Choice Outstanding Academic Title” award

Full Article Here: https://www.press.uillinois.edu/wordpress/uip-books-named-choice-outstanding-academic-titles-for-2018/

[03/08/19]   Peter Stearns interviewed by BBC about history of shame

Full Article Here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0002z9m

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Rosemarie Zagarri gives invited lecture at Larkin Symposium

Rosemarie Zagarri gives invited lecture at Larkin Symposium

Full Article Here: https://historyarthistory.gmu.edu/articles/12992

historyarthistory.gmu.edu Professor Rosemarie Zagarri was a featured speaker at the AlanB. And Charna Larkin Symposium on the Origins of the Presidency, held at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Rato, FL on February 21, 2019. She presented a paper called: "Liberty and Power: The Classical Republicanism of George Washington...

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George Oberle receives fellowship from the International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello

George Oberle receives fellowship from the International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello

Full Article Here: https://historyarthistory.gmu.edu/articles/12973

historyarthistory.gmu.edu George Oberle recently was awarded a Fellowship from the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies (ICJS) at Monticello, which seeks to promote new scholarship on Jefferson Studies. He will use this short-term fellowship award to help finish his book manuscript titled Information R...

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Alum completes doctorate in African history

Alum completes doctorate in African history

Full Article Here: https://historyarthistory.gmu.edu/articles/12956

historyarthistory.gmu.edu Elizabeth Timbs, who graduated from the History M.A. at Mason in 2009 (she wrote her M.A. thesis under the direction of Dr. Benedict Carton), has now completed her doctoral degree at Michigan State University.  On February 19 she defended her doctoral dissertation, "The Regiments: Cultural Historie...

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How the Camera Sees Color

History major publishes feature story for Smithsonian’s National Museum for African American History and Culture website

Full Article Here: https://nmaahc.si.edu/explore/stories/collection/how-camera-sees-color

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How European explorers discovered Ilha Formosa - Taipei Times

Gerrit Van Der Wees publishes newspaper article on Taiwanese history

Full Article Here: http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/feat/archives/2019/02/13/2003709641

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Jane Censer gives presidential address to Southern Historical Association

Jane Censer gives presidential address to Southern Historical Association

Full Article Here: https://historyarthistory.gmu.edu/articles/12935

historyarthistory.gmu.edu Prof. Jane Censer delivers Presidential Address to the Southern Historical Association; Retires from Department of History and Art History

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Brian Platt gives invited lecture at Harvard’s Reischauer Institute

Full Article Here: https://rijs.fas.harvard.edu/events/the-sadness-of-old-things-the-fate-of-an-ancient-monument-in-tokugawa-japan-316

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Workshop on Quantitative Analysis and the Digital Turn in Historical Studies

Lincoln Mullen to give invited lecture at the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences at the University of Toronto

Full Article Here: http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/activities/18-19/historial-studies

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Hey undergrads!
Nominations are open for the 2019 Academic Advisor of the Year and you are the most important nominators!! Has your advisor made sure you knew about an opportunity or resource, brought clarity to complicated requirements, or helped you avoid a mistake? Helped you feel welcome and connected? If you have been helped in these or other ways by an advisor in our department, now is the time to let the Academic Advising Center know. Visit http://advising.gmu.edu/vote/ to make your nomination. Here's a reminder of who's on your advising team:
Prof. Sam Collins (History, Undergraduate Director)
Prof. Michael Chang (History)
Prof. Jane Hooper (History)
Prof. Angela Ho (Art History, Undergraduate Director)
Ms. Carrie Grabo (new students and general advising)

[01/31/19]   Lincoln Mullen selected to participate in the Center for the Study of Religion and Culture’s Young Scholars in American Religion Program

Full Article Here: https://raac.iupui.edu/programs/young-scholars-in-american-religion/2019-young-scholars/

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Mills Kelly publishes essay on the politics of public history education

Mills Kelly publishes essay on the politics of public history education

Full Article Here: https://historyarthistory.gmu.edu/articles/12869

historyarthistory.gmu.edu Mills Kelly has published an essay, “The Politics of Public History Education.”  The essay appears in Marko Demantowski, ed. Public History and School. International Perspectives.

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Andrew Yarrow writes op-ed for Washington Post

Andrew Yarrow writes op-ed for Washington Post

Full Article Here: https://historyarthistory.gmu.edu/articles/12868

historyarthistory.gmu.edu Andrew Yarrow, an alum of our PhD program and an affiliate faculty member in the department, has written an op-ed for the Washington Post, “Why Progressives Should Stop Avoiding Men’s Issues.” The article draws from his recent book, Man Out: Men on the Sidelines of American Life.

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Current Research in Digital History 2019 – Current Research in Digital History

RRCHNM will hold Current Research in Digital History conference

Full Article Here: http://crdh.rrchnm.org/conference/2019/

crdh.rrchnm.org Hosted by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, Current Research in Digital History is an annual one-day conference that publishes online, peer-reviewed proceedings. Its primary aim is to encourage and publish scholarship in digital history that offers discipline-specific arguments an...

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Journal of Social History publishes special issue on music history

Journal of Social History publishes special issue on music history

Full Article Here: https://historyarthistory.gmu.edu/articles/12826

historyarthistory.gmu.edu The Journal of Social History is a top-tier historical journal that is housed in the Department of History and Art History at Mason.  Over the years, the journal has often been at the vanguard of new approaches and methodologies within the historical discipline.  The current issue of the journal o...

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Perspective | Teacher strikes can’t fix the core problems with our schools

Diana D’Amico publishes editorial on teacher strikes in Washington Post

Full Article Here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/01/14/why-teacher-strikes-cant-fix-core-problems-with-our-schools/

washingtonpost.com City schools are suffering from suburban actions.

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Is a Professor Getting Railroaded for Questioning Social-Justice Dogma?

Zach Schrag’s research on IRBs cited in New York Magazine article

Full Article Here: http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/01/is-peter-boghossian-getting-railroaded-for-his-hoax.html

nymag.com Peter Boghossian claims his university is only investigating him because it is politically hostile to his research. The truth is more complicated.

[01/22/19]   Matt Karush publishes article in Spanish on Politics and Rock and Roll in Argentina

Full Article Here: http://ppct.caicyt.gov.ar/index.php/ravignani/article/view/14536/45454575759245

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History and Art History Department Leads Nation in NEH Funding

History and Art History Department Leads Nation in NEH Funding

Full Article Here: https://historyarthistory.gmu.edu/articles/12817

historyarthistory.gmu.edu The Chronicle of Higher Education recently published an article on the National Endowment for the Humanities, which is a primary source of funding for research in the humanities.  The article included a list of universities that have received the most funding from NEH over the last decade. George M...

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Susan Woods wins 2018 Mary Roper Award

Susan Woods wins 2018 Mary Roper Award

Full Article Here: https://historyarthistory.gmu.edu/articles/12816

historyarthistory.gmu.edu Susan Wood, Office Manager of the Department of History and Art History, has won the 2018 Mary Roper Award.

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Mills Kelly wins Virginia Foundation for the Humanities grant to support digital project on the history of the Appalachian trail

Mills Kelly wins Virginia Foundation for the Humanities grant to support digital project on the history of the Appalachian trail

Full Article Here: https://historyarthistory.gmu.edu/articles/12814

historyarthistory.gmu.edu Virginia’s Lost Appalachian Trail will recover the history of the segment of the Appalachian Trail that once passed through Southern Virginia from Salem, through Floyd, to the Pinnacles of Dan, then north through the communities of Galax, Fries, and Comer's Rock, ultimately traversing the Iron Mou...

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RRCHNM receives NEH grant for Appalachian Trail digital mapping project

RRCHNM receives NEH grant for Appalachian Trail digital mapping project

Full Article Here: https://historyarthistory.gmu.edu/articles/12813

historyarthistory.gmu.edu George Mason University’s Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM) has received $29,997 from the National Endowment for the Humanities for a “Digital Projects for the Public” Discovery Grant to support the planning of an open, accessible, digital public humanities mapping proje...

[12/20/18]   Michele Greet gives invited lecture on Surrealism

Full Article Here: https://surrealisms.sched.com/

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Mack Holt gives invited lectures at Oxford, Cambridge, St. Andrews

Mack Holt gives invited lectures at Oxford, Cambridge, St. Andrews

Full Article Here: https://historyarthistory.gmu.edu/articles/12775

historyarthistory.gmu.edu Mack Holt, Emeritus Professor of Renaissance Europe in the department, recently gave several invited lectures at some of the oldest and most distinguished universities in Europe:  two lectures at Cambridge University, and one each at Oxford University, the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, War...

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Avid Bible study reveals what Protestants and Catholics really thought of the scriptures

Mack Holt’s research profiled in Cambridge University story

Full Article Here: https://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/news/avid-bible-study-reveals-what-protestants-and-catholics-really-thought-of-the-scriptures/

trin.cam.ac.uk Avid Bible study reveals what Protestants and Catholics really thought of the scriptures Published date: December 13, 2018December 17, 2018 Professor Mack P Holt is a Visiting Fellow Commoner at Trinity for Michaelmas term 2018. He has taught early modern European history at George Mason University....

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Contrasting conceptions of colonial rule - Taipei Times

Gerrit Van Der Wees Publishes Article in Taipei Times about Taiwanese History

Full Article Here: http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/feat/archives/2018/12/11/2003705889

taipeitimes.com The Japanese colonial period (1895-1945) is perceived quite differently in Taiwan: while pro-China groups consider it negatively and emphasize the colonial aspect, pro-localization groups see it as a period of strict but fair rule, when Taiwan made major strides in infrastructure, health care, agric...

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History M.A. Alum Trevor Owens publishes book on Digital Preservation

History M.A. Alum Trevor Owens publishes book on Digital Preservation

Full Article Here: https://historyarthistory.gmu.edu/articles/12761

historyarthistory.gmu.edu Many people believe that what is on the Internet will be around forever. At the same time, warnings of an impending "digital dark age"—where records of the recent past become completely lost or inaccessible—appear with regular frequency in the popular press. It's as if we need a system to safegu...

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History alum becomes Dean at Auburn University-Montgomery

History alum becomes Dean at Auburn University-Montgomery

Full Article Here: https://historyarthistory.gmu.edu/articles/12755

historyarthistory.gmu.edu Andrew McMichael, an alum of Mason’s History B.A. (1993) and M.A. (1996) programs, has recently been named Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and...

Charles Kevin Matthews on UK parliament delaying Brexit deal vote

Kevin Matthews interviewed by Chinese news network about Brexit

Full Video Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSoU3DOBavM

To discuss more on the U.K.'s postponed parliamentary vote on a Brexit withdrawal agreement, CGTN's Mike Walter spoke with Charles Kevin Matthews from George...

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The Department of History and Art History at George Mason offers undergraduate and graduate programs in American, European, and comparative world regional history emphasizing Africa, Latin America, and Asia. It also offers undergraduate majors, minors, and a master's program in art history. Faculty members share an interest in social and cultural history and in using a combination of verbal, visual, and technological tools in their research and teaching. Members of the department support a wide array of other programs throughout the university including the interdisciplinary programs in Cultural Studies, Women and Gender Studies, Latin American Studies, African and African American Studies, Classical Studies, and the Honors Program in General Education. In 1994, the Department established the Center for History and New Media. The center provides support for the doctoral program in history and has gained an international reputation for innovatively applying new technology to the study, preservation, and teaching of history. The center's faculty and staff have collaborated on groundbreaking new media projects, winning national awards, and major institutional support. The Department of History and Art History takes full advantage of its location in cosmopolitan Northern Virginia, close to Washington, DC. Students benefit from proximity to the Library of Congress and the region's rich variety of historical archives, specialized research libraries, world-renown art museums, and information technology resources. The department has a distinguished faculty: Five faculty members have won Guggenheim awards and others have received fellowships from a variety of institutions including the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Fulbright Fellowship programs, the Social Science Research Council, and major international museums. George Mason historians continue to be recognized with numerous book awards.
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