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CML Students and Faculty Present at Keystone DH 2023

CML Students and Faculty Present at Keystone DH 2023

During the 2023 Keystone Digital Humanities Conference at Johns Hopkins University, scholars from the Center for Mason Legacies (CML) presented papers on Friday 16 June 2023 to scores of scholars and practitioners in the field of digital humanities. Three presentations were presented at a panel titled "Using Digital Public History to Uncover Black Lives Next Door."

Tayac honored with Faculty Civic Excellence award

Tayac honored with Faculty Civic Excellence award

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is proud to honor Gabrielle Tayac with the 2022 Faculty Civic Excellence Award.  Tayac is a public historian, curator, and community engaged scholar committed to empowering Indigenous perspectives.

The Price of American Enslavement

The Price of American Enslavement

Slaveholders compelled enslaved girls and women to give birth to children. The mothers and their babies lacked legal and moral rights to their bodies. To see the clear link between this statement and George Mason IV, a typical slaveholder who worshiped at the nearby Pohick church, consider his words on the campus statue: “I give and bequeath unto each of my four Daughters, Ann Mason, Sarah Mason, Mary Mason, and Elizabeth Mason, and to each of their heirs for ever, ... the following Slaves with their Increase, respectively from the date of this my Will.... I confirm ...a Negro Girl named Penny to my Daughter Ann.”

Gabrielle Tayac discusses the history of Indian Head Highway and the town of Indian Head

Gabrielle Tayac discusses the history of Indian Head Highway and the town of Indian Head

"Gabrielle Tayac, a Native American scholar and historian, still remembers as a girl hearing from her father the oral history passed down in his family for over 100 years: How the town of Indian Head and the highway through it got named..." Read more from the recent Washington Post article; photo by Julia Nikhinson/For The Washington Post.

Oberle to receive 2022 Distinguished Library Faculty Award

Oberle to receive 2022 Distinguished Library Faculty Award

George D. Oberle III – history librarian, director of the Center for Mason Legacies, and assistant term faculty with the department of history and art history – has been selected to receive the 2022 Distinguished Library Faculty Award. With this award, he is recognized by his library faculty peers for his exemplary professional accomplishments and his dedication as a librarian, historian, scholar, and mentor. The award will be presented officially to Dr. Oberle at Mason’s annual Celebration of Teaching Excellence ceremony, hosted by The Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning. This year’s ceremony is scheduled for May 2, 2022.