American Egyptomania is a joint project of the Center for History and New Media, the English Department at George Mason University and Professor Scott Trafton, and the College of Arts and Sciences' Technology Across the Curriculum program (TAC).

This website is devoted to exploring American fascination with Egypt and its history. Primary Source documents can be found by browsing the Historical Sources page or by searching through the advanced search page. Secondary literature that addresses topics such as art & architecture, history, literature, religion, and science can be browsed through the scholarship page. The web resources page contains a list of helpful websites related to the topics of the site and the search page is an advanced search that allows users to search for specific items and articles.

Center for History and New Media
CHNM combines cutting edge digital media with the latest and best historical scholarship to promote an inclusive and democratic understanding of the past as well as a broad historical literacy. CHNM's work has been recognized with major awards and grants from the American Historical Association, the National Humanities Center, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Department of Education, the Library of Congress, and the Sloan, Hewlett, Rockefeller, Gould, Delmas, and Kellogg foundations.

Dr. Scott Trafton is Associate Professor of English and African American Studies at George Mason University. His book, Egypt Land: Race and Nineteenth-Century American Egyptomania (Durham: Duke University Press, 2004), is a study of the relationship between the cultural politics of race and nineteenth-century American Egyptomania.

College of Arts and Sciences' Technology Across the Curriculum Program
Technology across the Curriculum (TAC) is a programmatic effort to incorporate technology into the liberal arts curriculum. Through support to faculty for course development and redesign, TAC promotes the use of technology to enhance student learning in all subjects.