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Film Screening: Last Days in Vietnam

The Department of History & Art History, Interdisciplinary Studies, the Office of Military Services, and some off-campus veterans organizations are sponsoring a free screening of Rory Kennedy's 2014 Academy Award-nominated film, "Last Days in Vietnam" on Sunday, March 29th, at 6:30 PM in the JC Cinema.

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GMU history Ph.D. Kurt Knoerl describes working beneath the Niagara River

I had already been on the bottom of the Niagara River bed for over two hours, slowly excavating small test holes and looking for evidence of an 18th-century shoreline off Old Fort Niagara. Wine bottle bottoms, ceramics, trade beads, and numerous other artifacts dating from 1760 to 1780 had been deposited as trash throughout this small cove.

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Histories of the National Mall Outanding Public History Award

The National Council on Public History selected Histories of the National Mall as the winner of the 2015 Outstanding Public History Award. The award is presented each year for work that contributes to a broader public reflection and appreciation of the past or that serves as a model of professional public history practice. The selection committee commended Histories for its clean design, and concluded “the site stands as an excellent destination for anyone interested in our nation’s Front Yard and as an outstanding example of how public historians can harness mobile technology to forge place-based historical connections.”

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Professor Lincoln Mullen recognized by Slate Magazine

"The Spread of U.S. Slavery, 1790-1860, by historian Lincoln Mullen...shows the presence of slavery in American counties across the specified decades. The slider takes you forward and backward in time, and hovering the cursor reveals the data for each county, including the total number of people, the people per square mile, and the percentage of white, free black, and enslaved people present. Mullen’s discussions of the reliability and usefulness of his data are a model of transparency."

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