Twelve George Mason University history majors had the rare opportunity this spring to conduct original research at the new Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon.
The National Endowment for Humanities is holding a five-week summer institute for college and university faculty at Mason, focusing on the role of the US government in the settlement of the nation's western territories in the nineteenth century.
The Northern Virginia Civil Rights Archive represents the result of a year long, community-wide endeavor to gather personal testimonials from Northern Virginia residents about the Civil Rights Movement, including their struggles and successes as well as their everyday experiences from the time period.
Although Mason graduates nearly 70 percent of its students within six years, history professor T. Mills Kelly, newly named a Presidential Fellow by George Mason University President Ángel Cabrera, has been is tasked with finding ways to improve those statistics.
Part of the Students as Scholars program, Mason’s undergraduate research and creative activities initiative, this project entails students doing original research and presenting it to a wider public audience.
The Department of History and Art History has named Celeste Sharpe as the inaugural recipient of the Joseph and Dorothy Censer Fellowship for contributions to the work of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media.
On April 28, students and faculty from the Department of History and Art History and the traveled to Reston, Virginia, to help commemorate the 50th anniversary of the opening of that planned community.