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O’Malley Investigates Social History in Newly Published Book

O’Malley Investigates Social History in Newly Published Book

Dr. Mike O’Malley’s book, The Cultural Turn in U.S. History (co-edited with James Cook and Lawrence Glickman), has just been published by the University of Chicago Press. A definitive account of one of the most dominant trends in recent historical writing, the volume takes stock of the field at the same time as it showcases exemplars of its practice.

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Recent PhD Graduate Mellen Receives Recognition

Recent PhD Graduate Mellen Receives Recognition

Dr. Roger Mellen, assistant professor of journalism at New Mexico State University who received his PhD in history from Mason in August 2007, was awarded an honorable mention by the American Journalism Historians Association for his dissertation.

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Mattusch Curates Popular Pompeii Exhibition at the National Gallery of Art

Mattusch Curates Popular Pompeii Exhibition at the National Gallery of Art

The popular exhibition Pompeii and the Roman Villa: Art and Culture around the Bay of Naples has hosted over 150,000 visitors to date. It features luxurious works of art excavated from opulent houses of the urban elite in Pompeii and from nearby imperial villas on the Bay of Naples, all illustrating the region’s importance as an artistic center.

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Scully Awarded Brewer Prize

Scully Awarded Brewer Prize

Dr. Randolph Scully’s recent book, Religion and the Making of Nat Turner’s Virginia: Baptist Community and Conflict, 1740-1840, has been awarded the Frank S. and Elizabeth D. Brewer Prize for best first book in church history by the American Society of Church History.

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