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.

Roy Rozenzweig Center for History and New Media launches new podcast series, “Consolation Prize”
08/13/2020
Introducing Season 1 of Consolation Prize – Consolation Prize

Roy Rozenzweig Center for History and New Media launches new podcast series, “Consolation Prize”

Uncategorized Introducing Season 1 of Consolation Prize August 7, 2020August 7, 2020 by Abby Mullen We’re delighted to announce a new podcast from the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, dedicated to the experiences of consuls and how they fit into the wider history of the United Stat...

LaNitra Berger lectures on race, art, and memorials in the U.S. and South Africa
08/06/2020
Monuments & Memories: Race & Art in USA & SA, Thurs 6 Aug 2020, 1-2pm SA time - Culture Connect

LaNitra Berger lectures on race, art, and memorials in the U.S. and South Africa

Police brutality, protests and vandalising statues continue both in the United States and South Africa. Exclusively for Culture Connect SA Dr LaNitra Berger, Senior Director of Fellowships at George Mason University in Virginia, will be in conversation on Zoom with Melanie Burke, societal change pra...

Martin Sherwin publishes op-ed in Japanese newspaper about use of Atomic Bombs
08/04/2020
OPINION: "If Atomic Bombs Had Not Been Used"

Martin Sherwin publishes op-ed in Japanese newspaper about use of Atomic Bombs

As the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki approaches, commentaries abound about why the United States used its atomic weapons, and whether they (or the Soviet Union's declaration of war against Japan) prompted the Japanese government to surrender.

PhD program alum Sara Collini lands faculty position at DH center. https://iris.siue.edu/people/
07/15/2020
People

PhD program alum Sara Collini lands faculty position at DH center.
https://iris.siue.edu/people/

Co-Directors project funded by the Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project at the School of Oriental and African Studies to document endangered/vulnerable languages of northern-central Nepal. Che…

History M.A. Alum Tai Edwards publishes article "Germs, Genocides, and America's Indigenous Peoples" in the Journal of A...
07/15/2020
History M.A. Alum Tai Edwards publishes article in the Journal of American History

History M.A. Alum Tai Edwards publishes article "Germs, Genocides, and America's Indigenous Peoples" in the Journal of American History, Volume 107, Issue 1, June 2020.
https://historyarthistory.gmu.edu/articles/14715

Mason will start the fall semester as scheduled on Monday, August 24, with a mix of in-person instruction, expanded online classes, and research activities. Visit Mason’s Safe Return to Campus Plan.

Suzanne Smith interviewed by NBC for article about George Floyd’s funeralFull Article Here: https://www.nbcboston.com/ne...
06/11/2020
George Floyd’s Homegoing: A Black Funeral Inspiring Change

Suzanne Smith interviewed by NBC for article about George Floyd’s funeral

Full Article Here: https://www.nbcboston.com/news/national-international/george-floyds-homegoing-a-black-funeral-inspiring-change/2139749/?fbclid=IwAR00B7y29x0UGhoQX8mUPv3kYCOiIggdRJXh_xGItPmEFzJ1c2Wkb2pbEs0

George Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee to his neck for almost nine minutes, was buried in Houston Tuesday after days of memorials that merged religion and politics in ways long common in the African American community. His funeral at the Fountain of Praise church fo...

Schrum, Otis and Sleeter win ACLS Digital Extension grant for World History Commons projectFull Article Here: https://ww...
06/10/2020
ACLS American Council of Learned Societies | www.acls.org - ACLS Digital Extension Grants

Schrum, Otis and Sleeter win ACLS Digital Extension grant for World History Commons project

Full Article Here: https://www.acls.org/Recent-Awardees/ACLS-Digital-Extension-Grants

The ACLS Digital Extension Grant program supports digitally based research projects in all disciplines of the humanities and humanities-related social sciences. It is hoped that these grants will help advance the digital transformation of humanities scholarship by extending the reach of existing dig...

04/22/2020

RRCHNM launches web project to archive the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on American religion

Full Article Here: https://pandemicreligion.org/

O'Malley publishes letter on government response to pandemic in Washington PostFull Article Here: https://www.washington...
03/31/2020
Opinion | Pandemics require resources and preparation

O'Malley publishes letter on government response to pandemic in Washington Post

Full Article Here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/pandemics-require-resources-and-preparation/2020/03/19/a20f00d2-6787-11ea-b199-3a9799c54512_story.html

A worker cleans recycling and trash cans in Seattle on Wednesday. (Jason Redmond/Reuters)By Letters to the Editor March 19, 2020 at 8:27 PM EDTThe March 13 news article “Experts: Public health is underfunded” identified the effects of the resource crisis and consequent response and health defici...

03/19/2020
David Gerlemen wins research fellowship at University of Virginia’s Nau Center for Civil War HistoryFull List Here: http...
02/12/2020
Announcing Our 2020 Library Fellows | Nau Center for Civil War History, U.Va.

David Gerlemen wins research fellowship at University of Virginia’s Nau Center for Civil War History

Full List Here: https://naucenter.as.virginia.edu/announcing-2020-fellows

Thursday, December 12, 2019The Nau Center is pleased to announce the recipients of its short-term research fellowships for 2020. Our award winners will conduct their research at UVA’s Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library. Professor Mallory Szymanski of Alfred University will examin...

Hey, undergraduate students, nominations are open for the 2020 Academic Advisor of the Year and you are the most importa...
02/06/2020

Hey, undergraduate students, nominations are open for the 2020 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! https://advising.gmu.edu/vote/

Angela Ho wins Renaissance Society of America fellowship to conduct research in the NetherlandsFull Article Here: https:...
02/04/2020
Angela Ho wins Renaissance Society of America fellowship to conduct research in the Netherlands

Angela Ho wins Renaissance Society of America fellowship to conduct research in the Netherlands

Full Article Here: https://historyarthistory.gmu.edu/articles/14056

Angela Ho has received a Renaissance Society of America-Kress Research Fellowship in Renaissance Art History. This fellowship will support her archival and object research for her current book project, “Commercial Exchanges and Artistic Innovations: The Dutch East India Company’s Encounters wi...

Matt Karush interviewed by Argentinian magazine about “Musicians in Transit” bookFull Article Here: http://almagrorevist...
02/04/2020
De Piazzola a Cerati y de Sandro a Juana Molina, una mirada minuciosa a la identidad musical de los argentinos -

Matt Karush interviewed by Argentinian magazine about “Musicians in Transit” book

Full Article Here: http://almagrorevista.com.ar/de-piazzola-a-cerati-y-de-sandro-a-juana-molina-una-mirada-minuciosa-a-la-identidad-musical-de-los-argentinos/

Share Tweet Texto: Eduardo Minutella / Ilustraciones: Lu Ponteville   Desde que visitó la Argentina por primera vez, en 1994, el historiador estadounidense Matthew Karush supo que se dedicaría al estudio de la historia de nuestro país. Así, investigó el...

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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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