Lincoln A. Mullen

Lincoln A. Mullen

Lincoln A. Mullen

Associate Professor

U.S. History: American religious history, digital history, 19th-century U.S. history

Lincoln Mullen is an associate professor in the Department of History and Art History, as well as the director of computational history at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. Mullen is a historian of American religion, and his digital historical work has also taken him into U.S. legal history and the history of early American elections. At George Mason he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on digital history, as well as courses on American religion and the history of Christianity. A full list of his publications and syllabi are available at his website. You can also find his C.V. there.

Selected Publications

American Religious Ecologies. Digital project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (2019–).

Kellen Funk and Lincoln A. Mullen, "The Spine of American Law: Digital Text Analysis and U.S. Legal Practice," American Historical Review 123, no. 1 (2018): 132–164. [Preprint]

America's Public Bible: Biblical Quotations in U.S. Newspapers (Stanford University Press, under contract). Digital project, winner of the National Endowment for the Humanities 2016 Data Challenge.

The Chance of Salvation: A History of Conversion in America (Harvard University Press, 2017). Winner of the Best First Book in the History of Religions prize from the American Academy of Religion.

Mapping Early American Elections. Digital project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (2016–2019).

See the complete list at my website.

Grants and Fellowships

Jessica Otis and Lincoln A. Mullen, "DataScribe: Enabling Structured Data Transcription in the Omeka S Web Platform," Digital Humanities Advancement Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (2019–2022): $324,733.

Lincoln A. Mullen and John G. Turner, "Mapping American Religious Ecologies," Humanities Collections and Reference Resources grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (2019–2022): $349,971.

Young Scholars in American Religion, Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture, IUPUI (2019–2020).

Stephen Robertson and Lincoln A. Mullen, "Model Articles for Argumentative Digital History," grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (2018–2021): $125,000.

Lincoln A. Mullen and John G. Turner, “Mapping American Religion,” Faculty Research and Development Award from College of Humanities and Social Sciences, George Mason University (2018): $7,998.

Stephen Robertson and Lincoln A. Mullen, “Arguing with Digital History,” grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (2017): $29,500.

Sheila Brennan and Lincoln A. Mullen, "Mapping Early American Elections," Humanities Collections and Reference Resources grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (2016–2019):
$200,000.

Courses Taught

Undergraduate:

Graduate: 

 Graduate readings and examinations:

  • American religious history
  • 19th-century U.S. history
  • Digital history

Education

PhD in history, Brandeis University, 2014