History alum (’94) David Preston’s book was recently featured in a review essay in the William and Mary Quarterly, a leading journal of the colonial and early national period, on the cutting-edge works that have appeared on Iroquois history in the past few years. See the essay at http://oieahc.wm.edu/wmq/Apr12/reviews/WMQ_Apr12_06_review_Countryman.pdf
This would be a great job for one of our graduates, especially if you’ve certified to teach. The following is from the CHNM website.
The George Mason University, Center for History & New Media (CHNM) within the Department of History and Art History is hiring a full-time Outreach Manager for the National History Education Clearinghouse (http://teachinghistory.org).
Responsibilities include working with K-12 history/social studies teachers nationally, coordinating outreach activities and materials, and project management. B.A. by August 2010, or an equivalent combination of training and experience, is required; M.A. degree in history and K-12 teaching experience are preferred. This is an exciting opportunity that is particularly appropriate for someone with a combined interest in education and history. The successful candidate will be an energetic, well-organized person who takes initiative, works well in a team, and is comfortable performing a variety of tasks.
For full consideration, apply online at http://jobs.gmu.edu for position number 10403z. Please include a cover letter, resume or CV, and list of three professional references.
CHNM will start looking at applications by July 15, 2010.
The Fredericksburg Civil War Roundtable would like to invite four University of Mary Washington History undergraduates to join them at their regular monthly meeting at 6PM on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 in the ballroom of the Jepson Alumni Center for dinner and program. The scheduled program is titled “Mine Run: Reflections of the Reality of War” and will feature Kati Singel, a 2007 history major graduate of UMW and former National Park Service historian. Ms. Singel is currently a graduate student at West Virginia University.
If you are interested in attending, please contact Dr. McClurken.