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.
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.
As part of the Signature Conference series sponsored by the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission, Mason will host "The American Civil War in a Global Perspective" on May 31, 2014. The conference will explore the Civil War's impact on global trade, social issues, and international conflicts during the same period.
The American Historical Association has named Steven A. Barnes, faculty member, Department of History and Art History and director of the Center for Eurasian Studies, the winner of the 2013 Herbert Baxter Adams Prize for his book Death and Redemption: The Gulag and the Shaping of Soviet Society (Princeton Univ. Press, 2011).