Louise and Rudolf Fishel New Media Fellowship History and Art History

Supports work at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media.

2021 Awardees

Greta  Swain

Greta Swain


Greta is a doctoral candidate in early American history and digital history. For the past four years, Greta has served as a key collaborator on several National Endowment for the Humanities funded projects at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, including Mapping Early American Elections and American Religious Ecologies. She is also co-editor of Current Research in Digital History. She received her bachelor’s degree from Taylor University and her master’s degree in history from George Mason University. She was also part of the inaugural cohort of Mason’s Graduate Certificate in Digital Public Humanities.

Greta’s dissertation combines her interests in early American history and digital history through a geospatial analysis of three generations of the George Mason family during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Swain’s work explores how the Potomac River and other local waterways acted as conduits for network-building—mediating kinship, commercial and agricultural networks, and creating webs of women and enslaved people. The Fishel fellowship will allow Greta to build datasets, conduct social network analysis, and construct dynamic, geo-referenced digital maps which undergird her research.

2020 Awardees

Brandan Buck

2018 Awardees

Amanda Regan

2017 Awardees

Sara Collini

2016 Awardees

Jannelle Legg

2015 Awardees

Amanda Morton

2014 Awardees

Nathan Sleeter

2013 Awardees

Megan Brett

2012 Awardees

Jeri Wieringa

2009 Awardees

Donna Donald

Mark Phillips

Jennifer Reeder

2008 Awardees

Jennifer Reeder