Cynthia Burgett, a student in the History master's program, has been awarded a James Madison Fellowship. James Madison Fellowships were created to honor Madison's legacy and "Madisonian" principles by providing support for graduate study that focuses on the Constitution, its history and contemporary relevance to the practices and policies of democratic government.
PhD Candidate Maureen Santelli has been awarded an Andrew W. Mellon Visiting Research Fellowship in Colonial and U.S. History and Culture at the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
History major Jessica Campbell has won a Dean’s Challenge Award, given by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences to celebrate exceptional undergraduate students who have excelled academically while challenging themselves outside of the classroom. Jessica has done a wonderful job balancing academic work and service work. She in the Honors Program and is minoring in Ancient Mediterranean Art and Archaeology. She also works as a researcher and writer at the Mason History Project and in the Admissions office as a tour guide. Jessica is active in Honors College Connects and serves as the secretary in the Mason chapter of Students Helping Honduras. We are very proud to have her represent the major and the department!
The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media is pleased to announce that it has received funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities Division of Public Programs over three years to create a mobile-optimized website that provides visitors to the National Mall with access to a rigorous interpretation of the history and culture of the space as a place where national identity is built, negotiated, celebrated, protested, and remembered.
This year all History and Art History faculty and staff who are in advising roles--Professors Joan Bristol, Jane Censer, Meredith Lair, Randy Lytton, and Ellen Todd and undergraduate coordinator Carrie Grabo--were among the 60 advisors university-wide who were nominated for the 2012 Academic Advisor of the Year Award.