This website serves as a space for reflection from the graduate students in the Digital History Fellowship. Each new group of students will contribute their stories and experiences, and provide a fresh look at digital history in graduate programs.
First awarded in 2012, the Digital History Research Awards provide graduate students with an opportunity to earn course credit while working in the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. Students discuss previous projects completed by the center to better understand how digital history has developed since 1994, while simultaneously offering new perspectives on present and future projects. They also work within the Education, Public Projects, and Research divisions to learn new skills and contribute to current projects.
Came to GMU from: Brigham Young University
Research Interests: Digital History, US History, US Religious History
Came to GMU from: The University of Southern Mississippi
Research Interests: Loyalism in Virginia during the American Revolution, War & Society, Digital History, US History
Came to GMU from: Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Pittsburgh
Research Interests: 20th century Southern women
Jannelle Legg [Mentor: Ben Hurwitz]
Came to GMU from: Gallaudet University
Research Interests: Deaf History, Disability History and Church History.
Anne McDivitt [Mentor: Spencer Roberts]
Came to GMU from: University of Central Florida
Research Interests: Video Game History and Masculinity, Digital History, and Public History
Came to GMU from: California State University, San Marcos
Research Interests: Women’s physical culture 1880-1940
Came to GMU from: College of William and Mary
Research Interests: 19th century history of South Africa
Came to GMU from: Ohio State University
Research Interests: diseases and warfare, medieval history
Came to GMU from: Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario
Research Interests: digital history and methodology, gendered histories, and digital humanities pedagogy