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.
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Prof. Christy Pichichero writes on how Kamala Harris might change the role of vice president
03/01/2021
Making Vice President Harris a room of her own

Prof. Christy Pichichero writes on how Kamala Harris might change the role of vice president

How will Vice President Harris make her White House office — and that of the Vice Presidency itself — her own?

Prof. Gabrielle Tayac to give Distinguished Lecture at the UCLA Getty Program in the Conservation of Archeological and E...
02/26/2021
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Prof. Gabrielle Tayac to give Distinguished Lecture at the UCLA Getty Program in the Conservation of Archeological and Ethnographic Materials on March 5

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Mason History MA student Samantha Snyder, a librarian at Mount Vernon, will discuss George Washington’s friendship with ...
02/23/2021
Elizabeth Powel - Washington's Political Confidante

Mason History MA student Samantha Snyder, a librarian at Mount Vernon, will discuss George Washington’s friendship with Philadelphia hostess Elizabeth Powel on C-SPAN3, airing Feb. 28 and Mar. 1

Elizabeth Powel's political salons attracted, among others, constitutional convention delegates to her Philadelphia home. A surviving eight-page letter provides a glimpse into her role as confidante to her friend George Washington: She implored him to stand for a second term as president, though he....

On Feb. 22, Dr. Sheri Huerta to give talk on Loudoun County court records that document the lives of free Black American...
02/18/2021
Expanded Access to History - Virginia Humanities

On Feb. 22, Dr. Sheri Huerta to give talk on Loudoun County court records that document the lives of free Black Americans between 1757 and 1865

The Honorable Gary M. Clemens, clerk of the circuit court, and Eric Larson, historic records manager of the clerk of the circuit court historic records division will discuss the preparation, …

Prof. Michael O'Malley helps curate crowdsourcing project on Capt. Francis O'Neill, the subject of his forthcoming book
02/17/2021
Capt. Francis O'Neill Crowdsourcing Project

Prof. Michael O'Malley helps curate crowdsourcing project on Capt. Francis O'Neill, the subject of his forthcoming book

ITMA is teaming up with Ward Irish Music Archives in Milwaukee, Scott Spencer in the University of Southern California, and other leading academics in an exciting new project to gather together online, signed dedication pages of books by Capt. Francis O'Neill. Read on to find out how you can help wi...

Prof. Mills Kelly publishes an essay on race and the Appalachian Trail in the magazine of the Appalachian Trail Conserva...
02/11/2021
The AT and Race

Prof. Mills Kelly publishes an essay on race and the Appalachian Trail in the magazine of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy

For the past five years I have been researching the history of the Appalachian Trail in archives from Georgia to Maine. Among the questions I’ve tried to answer are how major events in American history — World War II, the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War — had an impact on the experience...

Prof. Peter Stearns discusses the "nervous breakdown" from a historical perspective in The Atlantic
02/09/2021
Bring Back the Nervous Breakdown

Prof. Peter Stearns discusses the "nervous breakdown" from a historical perspective in The Atlantic

It used to be okay to admit that the world had simply become too much.

Prof. Kevin Matthews interviewed on CGTN America about investment deal between China and the European Union
02/04/2021
Explaining the China- EU investment deal

Prof. Kevin Matthews interviewed on CGTN America about investment deal between China and the European Union

CGTN's Rachelle Akuffo talks to Kevin Mathews, an Assistant Professor of European History at George Mason University, about the investment deal between China...

A new episode of Consolation Prize, a podcast about consuls in history: "Selah in Jerusalem"
01/29/2021
Episode 7: Selah in Jerusalem – Consolation Prize

A new episode of Consolation Prize, a podcast about consuls in history: "Selah in Jerusalem"

Episodes Episode 7: Selah in Jerusalem January 26, 2021January 26, 2021 by Abby Mullen We go to Jerusalem to find out more about Selah Merrill, the longest-serving consul there before 1948. Despite his desire to be in Jerusalem, Merrill didn’t like the city or the people he encountered. He positiv...

Prof. Kevin Matthews writes about fascism and the Republican Party on History News Network
01/21/2021
Will the Republicans Take the Fascist Option? | History News Network

Prof. Kevin Matthews writes about fascism and the Republican Party on History News Network

Kevin Matthews is a professor of modern European history at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.  Prior to that, he was a newspaper editorial writer and a correspondent in Washington and London for Vatican Radio.  He has also worked as an analyst of the Brexit controversy for China Global...

Mason History MA alumnus Richard Willing publishes article in Journal of the American Revolution: "Congress’s 'Committee...
01/19/2021
January 2021 - Journal of the American Revolution

Mason History MA alumnus Richard Willing publishes article in Journal of the American Revolution: "Congress’s 'Committee on Spies' and the Court-Martial Policies of General Washington"

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Prof. Stephen Robertson Awarded NEH Mellon Fellowship for Digital Publication for “Harlem in Disorder: A Spatial History...
01/15/2021
Prof. Stephen Robertson Awarded NEH Mellon Fellowship for Digital Publication for “Harlem in Disorder: A Spatial History of How Racial Violence Changed in 1935”

Prof. Stephen Robertson Awarded NEH Mellon Fellowship for Digital Publication for “Harlem in Disorder: A Spatial History of How Racial Violence Changed in 1935”

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Mason History PhD alumna Jennifer Lansbury publishes second book, "More Than Words Can Ever Tell"
01/13/2021
More Than Words Can Ever Tell

Mason History PhD alumna Jennifer Lansbury publishes second book, "More Than Words Can Ever Tell"

More Than Words Can Ever Tell

Prof. Peter Stearns publishes book, "Happiness in World History" (Routledge)
01/11/2021
Prof. Peter Stearns publishes book, "Happiness in World History" (Routledge)

Prof. Peter Stearns publishes book, "Happiness in World History" (Routledge)

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Mason History PhD students Laura Brannan and Janine Hubai named as HASTAC Scholars
01/07/2021
PhD Students Brannan and Hubai Accepted as HASTAC Scholars – Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media

Mason History PhD students Laura Brannan and Janine Hubai named as HASTAC Scholars

PhD Students Brannan and Hubai Accepted as HASTAC Scholars Two PhD students in GMU’s Department of History and Art History, Laura Brannan and Janine Hubai, have been accepted as HASTAC Scholars. The HASTAC scholarship program supports graduate students across many colleges and universities who are...

Dr. Deepthi Murali receives grant from American Institute of Indian Studies for digital art history project, "Visualizin...
01/05/2021
Murali’s “Visualizing the Interwoven World” Receives Grants from AIIS – Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media

Dr. Deepthi Murali receives grant from American Institute of Indian Studies for digital art history project, "Visualizing the Interwoven World of Eighteenth-Century Indian Textiles"

Murali’s “Visualizing the Interwoven World” Receives Grants from AIIS Dr. Deepthi Murali has received a Digital India Learning Scholarship grant from the American Institute of Indian Studies in support of a new digital art history project. Visualizing the Interwoven World of Eighteenth-Century...

Jessica Otis, Lincoln Mullen, and RRCHNM Team Begin Public Beta of Structured Data Transcription Softwarehttps://rrchnm....
12/16/2020
From Historical Sources to Datasets: A Preview of DataScribe – Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media

Jessica Otis, Lincoln Mullen, and RRCHNM Team Begin Public Beta of Structured Data Transcription Software
https://rrchnm.org/news/from-historical-sources-to-datasets-a-preview-of-datascribe/

From Historical Sources to Datasets: A Preview of DataScribe Updated November 11: The beta release is now available for download (zip file). Scholars in history and related humanities fields are increasingly turning towards data analysis and visualization in order to understand the past. Historians....

Dr. Abigail Mullen interviewed on Conversations at the Washington Library about her podcast, "Consolation Prize"
12/10/2020
187. Winning a Consolation Prize with Abby Mullen - Conversations at the Washington Library

Dr. Abigail Mullen interviewed on Conversations at the Washington Library about her podcast, "Consolation Prize"

Consuls are essential to American foreign relations. Although they may not be as flashy or as powerful as an Ambassador like Thomas Jefferson or John Quincy Adams, they’re often the goto people when an American gets in trouble abroad or when a trade deal needs to get done. Consuls operate in citie...

Mason History PhD Maureen Connors Santelli publishes book, "The Greek Fire" (Cornell UP)
12/08/2020
Mason History PhD Maureen Connors Santelli publishes book, "The Greek Fire" (Cornell UP)

Mason History PhD Maureen Connors Santelli publishes book, "The Greek Fire" (Cornell UP)

As part of Mason's Safe Return to Campus Plan, all classes and associated instructional activities—including final exams—will be conducted virtually beginning November 30, while most campus facilities will remain open. Visit Mason’s Safe Return to Campus Plan for COVID-19 updates.

Russian Perspectives on Islam, online project directed by Vadim Staklo, introduces new collections: Central Asian Memoir...
12/03/2020
Russian Perspectives on Islam

Russian Perspectives on Islam, online project directed by Vadim Staklo, introduces new collections: Central Asian Memoirs of the Soviet Era + Proceedings of the 1st and 2nd All-Russia Congresses of Communist Organizations of the Peoples of the East

Russian Perspectives on Islam documents the encounter and evolving relationship between the Orthodox/secular state and the Islamic regions, groups, individuals, and ideologies on the territory of the former Soviet Union and neighboring countries. This set of unique materials illuminates the strategi...

A new episode of Consolation Prize, a podcast about consuls in history, hosted by Dr. Abigail Mullen and featuring Dr. J...
11/30/2020
Episode 5: Uncertain Waters in Zanzibar – Consolation Prize

A new episode of Consolation Prize, a podcast about consuls in history, hosted by Dr. Abigail Mullen and featuring Dr. Jane Hooper (GMU), Dr. Anna Arabindan-Kesson (Princeton), and Joshua Morrison (UVA)

Episodes Episode 5: Uncertain Waters in Zanzibar November 24, 2020November 24, 2020 by Megan Brett Don’t forget to enter our TWO book giveaways! To win Alexandra Kelly’s book Consuming Ivory: Mercantile Legacies of East Africa and New England, just take our listener survey here! To win Anna Arab...

Mason History PhD Stephanie Seal Walters interviewed on her new role as USM Digital Liaison in the Humanities
11/23/2020
Catching up with Dr. Stephanie Seal Walters, USM Digital Liaison in the Humanities | The University of Southern Mississippi

Mason History PhD Stephanie Seal Walters interviewed on her new role as USM Digital Liaison in the Humanities

University of Southern Mississippi (USM) alumna and staff member Dr. Stephanie Seal Walters is Digital Liaison in the Humanities for USM’s School of Humanities, and in this role assists fellow faculty members, staff, and undergraduate and graduate students in the establishment or expansion of Digi...

Dr. Abigail Mullen gives keynote talk for NavyCon, a conference that blends naval strategy and science fiction
11/19/2020
NavyCon 2020A

Dr. Abigail Mullen gives keynote talk for NavyCon, a conference that blends naval strategy and science fiction

NavyCon is a lecture series using science fiction to highlight issues (usually naval, but not always) of national security interest.

Hands-on History Profile: Bethany Nyborg interns at Adirondack Experience museum
11/16/2020
Hands-on History Profile: Bethany Nyborg interns at Adirondack Experience museum

Hands-on History Profile: Bethany Nyborg interns at Adirondack Experience museum

As part of Mason's Safe Return to Campus Plan, all classes and associated instructional activities—including final exams—will be conducted virtually beginning November 30, while most campus facilities will remain open. Visit Mason’s Safe Return to Campus Plan for COVID-19 updates.

Professor Emeritus Peter Henriques to give book talk about George Washington, Nov. 18
11/12/2020
Ford Evening Book Talk: Peter Henriques

Professor Emeritus Peter Henriques to give book talk about George Washington, Nov. 18

Join Mount Vernon for a digital Ford Evening Book Talk with acclaimed Washington scholar, Peter Henriques, in conversation with C-SPAN founder Brian Lamb.  They will discuss Henriques's new book, First and Always: A New Portrait of George Washington. REGISTER

Prof. Christopher Gregg analyzes race horse image from Roman North Africa in 'Journal of Roman Archaeology'
10/28/2020
Supplement 109 – Journal of Roman Archaeology

Prof. Christopher Gregg analyzes race horse image from Roman North Africa in 'Journal of Roman Archaeology'

S109. FOR THE LOVE OF CARTHAGE. CEMETERIES, A BATH AND THE CIRCUS IN THE SOUTHWEST PART OF THE CITY; POTTERY, BRICKSTAMPS AND LAMPS FROM SEVERAL SITES; THE PRESENCE OF SAINTS, & URBAN DEVELOPMENT IN THE PERTICA REGION, edited by J. H. Humphrey. Publication on August 10, 2020. Table of Contents PDF L...

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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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Sharing updates on Mason Libraries: https://library.gmu.edu/covid-19-updates Also, while our building may be closed, we're still here to help online! You can email or set up a virtual consultation with your subject librarian to discuss research questions or help find digital materials for your class. We've been working this past week to expand access to online resources, including more open (OER) content.
YOU'RE INVITED: Memories and Moments from the Vietnam War Tuesday, November 12, 3:30-5 PM, Fenwick 2001 (Main Reading Room) This event is free and open to all members of the Mason community. Refreshments will be provided. Please join Professor Lair next week for a panel discussion with 4 Vietnam veterans--3 men and 1 woman--whose tours of duty demonstrate the myriad experiences of American military personnel in the Vietnam War. The panel discussion will include Q&A from the audience. Following the discussion, library staff will give a tour of the current exhibition "A War of Contradictions: The Vietnam Conflict, 1945-1975." https://historyarthistory.gmu.edu/events/10212
We are delighted to announce that George Mason University, together with the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations (NCUSCR), will convene the 12th Annual CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections on the evening of Tuesday, October 9, 2018. If you have questions or just want to learn more about key issues in US-China relations, this would be a wonderful opportunity to engage with experts in the field. Please see the link below for details. https://chss.gmu.edu/events/8348 This event is free and open to the public, so please feel free to spread the word among friends, family, and others who might be interested. We hope you'll be able to join us TOMORROW, October 9!
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