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Prof. Kierner Awarded 2013 Julia Spruill Prize

The Southern Association for Women Historians has awarded its Julia Spruill Prize for the best book published in Southern women’s history to Professor Cynthia Kierner for Martha Jefferson Randolph, Daughter of Monticello, Her Life and Times.

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Alumnus Townsend Wins NCPH Book Award

Robert Townsend (PhD 2009) has won the book award from the National Council on Public History for History’s Babel: Scholarship, Professionalization, and the Historical Enterprise in the United States, 1880-1940 (University of Chicago Press, 2013), which is based on his George Mason University dissertation.

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Prof. Karush Wins NEH Fellowship

Professor Matt Karush was recently awarded a research fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support work on his new book project, Sonic Travelers: The Transnational History of Argentine Popular Music in the Twentieth Century.

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College Honors its 2013 Mary Roper Awardees

Each year, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences honors selected classified staff members with the Mary Roper Award, to recognize exemplary service in support of the college's goals. This year's celebration was held on December 3, 2013.

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