Department of History & Art History at George Mason University

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.

07/26/2019
Historic Tours & Programs | City of Fairfax, VA

Ray Clark, PhD alum, gives lecture at Fairfax Museum on the History of Dulles Airport
https://www.fairfaxva.gov/government/historic-resources/programs/historic-tours-programs

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Private Guided Tours:  Adult groups and educational programs for students or scouts are available for a fee. All tours are tailored for group needs, educational standards, and interests. Tours require advanced reservations. To arrange educational programs or tours of city-owned historic buildi...

History Alum gets PhD from UVA, Postdoctoral fellowship at Yalehttps://historyarthistory.gmu.edu/articles/13465 #georgem...
07/25/2019
History Alum gets PhD from UVA, Postdoctoral fellowship at Yale

History Alum gets PhD from UVA, Postdoctoral fellowship at Yale
https://historyarthistory.gmu.edu/articles/13465

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Scott C. Miller received his M.A. in History from George Mason University in 2013.  In December 2018, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia and is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in Economic and Business History at the Yale School of Management. Scott's dissertation, entitled "A M...

Sean Sweeney Receives Outstanding Alum Award #georgemasonuniversity #gmu #alumaward #alumni #microsoft #cybersecurity
07/25/2019
Sean Sweeney Receives Outstanding Alum Award

Sean Sweeney Receives Outstanding Alum Award

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Sean Sweeney, Chief Security Advisor for the Americas in Microsoft’s Cybersecurity Solutions Group, is this year's recipient of the Department of...

George Oberle gives paper at American Philosophical Society symposiumFull Article Here: https://historyarthistory.gmu.ed...
06/26/2019
George Oberle gives paper at American Philosophical Society symposium

George Oberle gives paper at American Philosophical Society symposium

Full Article Here: https://historyarthistory.gmu.edu/articles/13414

George Oberle, an alum of our PhD program and an affiliate faculty member in the department, recently presented his paper “Science, Skepticism, and Societies: the Politics of Knowledge Creation in the Early Republic” at the American Philosophical Society’s symposium in Philadelphia.  The symp...

Jessica Otis teaches python and network analysis at Digital Humanities Summer InstituteFull Article Here: http://www.dhs...
06/18/2019
DHSI | Digital Humanities Summer Institute

Jessica Otis teaches python and network analysis at Digital Humanities Summer Institute

Full Article Here: http://www.dhsi.org/index.php

The Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria provides an ideal environment for discussing and learning about new computing technologies and how they are influencing teaching, research, dissemination, and preservation in different disciplines.

Vanessa Schulman wins award for scholarship on military medicine and visual culture in 19th-century AmericaFull Article ...
06/12/2019
Vanessa Schulman wins award for scholarship on military medicine and visual culture in 19th-century America

Vanessa Schulman wins award for scholarship on military medicine and visual culture in 19th-century America

Full Article Here: https://historyarthistory.gmu.edu/articles/13380

Vanessa Meikle Schulman, Assistant Professor of American Art History, was named the winner of the 2018 Spurgeon H. Neel Writing Award.  The award was for her essay “J. J. Woodward, the Philadelphia Centennial, and Medical Imaging in Nineteenth-Century America," which is forthcoming in the Army ...

Alison Landsberg’s scholarship will be focus of special session at Memory Studies Association conference in MadridFull...
06/04/2019
Alison Landsberg’s scholarship will be focus of special session at Memory Studies Association conference in Madrid

Alison Landsberg’s scholarship will be focus of special session at Memory Studies Association conference in Madrid

Full Article Here: https://historyarthistory.gmu.edu/articles/13358

Alison Landsberg’s landmark book, Prosthetic Memory: The Transformation of American Remembrance in the Age of Mass Culture (Columbia University Press, 2004), has been a seminal work in the growing interdisciplinary field of memory studies.  At the annual meeting of the Memory Studies Association,...

Wendi Manuel-Scott wins University Teaching Excellence AwardFull Article Here: https://stearnscenter.gmu.edu/awards/adju...
04/22/2019
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/

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....

Sheri Huerta wins “Teacher of Distinction” awardFull Article Here: https://stearnscenter.gmu.edu/awards/adjunct-teac...
04/22/2019
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/

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....

LaNitra Berger organizes student-curated exhibit on African artFull Article Here: https://historyarthistory.gmu.edu/arti...
04/22/2019
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

“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 ...

Steve Barnes elected president of Southern Conference on Slavic StudiesFull Article Here: https://historyarthistory.gmu....
04/15/2019
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

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.....

PhD alum Tracy Fisher Publishes BookFull Article Here: https://historyarthistory.gmu.edu/articles/13156
04/15/2019
PhD alum Tracy Fisher Publishes Book

PhD alum Tracy Fisher Publishes Book

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

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...

History M.A. Alum Completes DissertationFull Article Here: https://historyarthistory.gmu.edu/articles/13105
04/03/2019
History M.A. Alum Completes Dissertation

History M.A. Alum Completes Dissertation

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

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-...

History major Catey Borden Wins Fulbright AwardFull Article (and Interview!) Here: https://historyarthistory.gmu.edu/art...
04/02/2019
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

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...

Michele Greet receives honorable mention for prestigious book prizeFull article here: https://historyarthistory.gmu.edu/...
03/29/2019
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

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...

Rosemarie Zagarri gives invited lecture at Larkin SymposiumFull Article Here: https://historyarthistory.gmu.edu/articles...
03/06/2019
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

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...

George Oberle receives fellowship from the International Center for Jefferson Studies at MonticelloFull Article Here: ht...
02/28/2019
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

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...

Alum completes doctorate in African historyFull Article Here: https://historyarthistory.gmu.edu/articles/12956
02/22/2019
Alum completes doctorate in African history

Alum completes doctorate in African history

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

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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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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