The Virginia Historical Society has honored Professor Cynthia Kierner with the 2012 Richard Slatten Award for distinguished contributions to Virginia biography. The award recognizes Kierner's book, Martha Jefferson Randolph, Daughter of Monticello.
An Arlington Sun Gazette story on Arlington Central Library's Center for Local History discusses the work of digital-projects specialist Tad Suiter, who is pursuing a PhD in Mason's Department of History and Art History.
Joe Downer, who received his B.A. from the Department of History and Art History in 2012, has been awarded a Scottish Rite Endowment Graduate Fellowship by the George Washington University for the 2013-2014 academic year