Department of History and Art History

  • June 6, 2023

    Mason Egyptologist Jacquelyn Williamson shares her expertise in episodes of the new Netflix historical docuseries Queen Cleopatra.

  • March 16, 2023

    In his book, The Beat Cop: Chicago's Chief O'Neill and the Creation of Irish Music, George Mason University history professor Michael O’Malley recounts the life of Irish immigrant and Chicago chief of police Francis O’Neill and his influence on Irish music.

  • February 9, 2023

    Mason historian Yevette Richards Jordan focuses her research lens on African American history, with an emphasis on racist violence from the 1920s through the 1940s. For the past several years, however, her work has led her to uncover a hidden history of racial violence that struck her own family, and the trauma of that violence that continues today.

  • January 25, 2023

    Three decades ago, Rosemarie Zagarri never imagined her dissertation research on 18th-century electoral politics would become urgently relevant to the preservation of democracy in 21st-century America.

  • October 10, 2022

    On Friday, October 7, George Mason University dedicated a Virginia historic site and celebrated the university–community partnership that helped preserved it.

  • April 28, 2022

    Take a look back at George Mason University in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, with a showcase of photos captured by student photographers working for Broadside, Mason's student newspaper from 1969 to 2014, in a new exhibit on the lower level of Horizon Hall.

  • Mon, 12/06/2021 - 10:05

    Sheri Ann Huerta holds a PhD in History from George Mason University specializing in the antebellum South, slavery, legal history and social culture. Her dissertation, "'A Great Uneasiness In Our County': Slavery and Its Influence on Family and Community Stability in Northern Virginia, 1782-1860," compares the dynamics of control, resistance, and adaptation to enslavement experienced in Fauquier, Loudoun, and Prince William counties.

  • Mon, 11/29/2021 - 10:37

    Christopher Gregg received his BA and MA degrees in Latin from the University of Georgia; he earned his doctorate in Classical Archaeology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 2000.
    Art History: Topography and urbanism of Ancient Rome and Pompeii; gender and sexuality in the Classical world; Roman imperial sculpture

  • November 18, 2021

    University Professor and provost emeritus Peter Stearns is being recognized by the American Historical Association with its Award for Scholarly Distinction.

  • June 15, 2021

    Mason alumnus Roger Connor is an aeronautics curator at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.