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CHNM Awarded Grant for THATCamps

CHNM Awarded Grant for THATCamps

The Center for History and New Media received a $264,000 grant to support its THATCamps (The Humanities and Technology Camp), which offer training in digital humanities. The award, provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will allow for new supports for training in digital methods and make it easier to establish and run regional THATCamps.

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History Announces Two Dean’s Challenge Recipients

History Announces Two Dean’s Challenge Recipients

The History Department is pleased to announce that two of its students have each been honored to receive a Dean’s Challenge award. Rebecca Erbelding, a doctoral student, and Megan Fowler (a double major in History and Theater) were noted at the college level for their efforts.

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Smith Interviewed by Kojo Nnamdi

Smith Interviewed by Kojo Nnamdi

Dr. Suzanne Smith was interviewed by Kojo Nnamdi on WAMU where they discussed her recent book, To Serve the Living: Funeral Directors and the African American Way of Death. Listen to the interview here. Click on the “Listen” button to the right of the show’s title to access the audio file.

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Chang Noted for Conference Paper

Chang Noted for Conference Paper

The China Heritage Quarterly reported on the “Reign of the Kangxi Emperor” conference sponsored by the Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore. This one-day conference, held in Spring 2009, provided a further understanding of the life and times of the Kangxi Emperor (r. 1661-1722).

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Zagarri on Holten on <em> Abigail Adams</em>

Zagarri on Holten on Abigail Adams

The Washington Post carries History and Art History's Rosemarie Zagarri's review of a new biography of Abigail Adams. "In the best sections of the book, Holton provides a portrait of Abigail as something of an economic opportunist -- in the best sense of the term."

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College Students Win Global Education Awards

College Students Win Global Education Awards

While many of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences' students will travel abroad this winter, 20 of them are headed to places likes Israel, Palestine, London, Switzerland, Greece, and Turkey thanks to awards from Mason's Center for Global Education.

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Students head to South Africa over Winter Break

Students head to South Africa over Winter Break

Professor Ben Carton will lead students on a winter break journey through the tropical South African province of KwaZulu-Natal on the coast of the Indian Ocean. Students will live with Zulu families in urban townships and rural villages, where they will observe infrastructure projects, cultural performances, and traditional rituals. Local historians and district chiefs will introduce students to the challenges of national development after “Mandela’s Miracle” and to legendary stories of Shaka Zulu and his kingdom in sacred Emakhosini, or “Valley of the Kings,” the burial place of Zulu founders.

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