History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

George Oberle

George Oberle

George Oberle

U.S. History: Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century American History, History of Education and Knowledge Institutions, Civil Societies, History of Science and Technology, and the Old South

George D. Oberle III received his Ph.D. in History from George Mason University. His dissertation titled “Institutionalizing the Information Revolution: Debates over knowledge institutions in the early American republic” studies the impact of the "information revolution" in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries for the development of the early republic in the United States. This revolution centered around questions of how to provide access to useful knowledge to the nation’s citizenry while also assuring that this knowledge was authentic and promoted the public good. He currently serves as the History Librarian at George Mason University and has held several librarian faculty appointments sine 2004.