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History is at the core of a liberal arts education, illuminating the ideas, institutions, and sentiments by which people have attempted to order their world.

November 3, 2020
Jeff Eden, assistant professor of history, has been interviewed on "Morning Wave in Busan" with host Katherine Bang on Be-FM radio in South Korea. The interview segment--which can be heard at the link below--concerns the ongoing crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed region of the South Caucasus… Find Out More
September 28, 2020
Jeff Eden, assistant professor of history, has been featured and interviewed in an article on G1 (Globo), Latin America's largest news service. The article features Eden's commentary on the crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed region in the South Caucasus where violence has flared this week. This… Find Out More
September 14, 2020
St. Mary’s College Professor of History Christine Adams will participate in a virtual author panel titled, Medieval & Early Modern Women in Politics & Power, sponsored by Penn State Press, on her book, “The Creation of the French Royal Mistress: From Agnès Sorel to Madame Du Barry,” on… Find Out More
June 16, 2020
An edited version of the introduction to “Republican Populist: Spiro Agnew and the Origins of Donald Trump’s America” (University of Virginia Press, 2019) by Charles J. Holden, Zach P. Messitte and Jerald Podair, appears in American Heritage magazine (Vol. 65, Issue 3, June 2020). Holden is… Find Out More
May 22, 2020
Christine Adams, professor of history, received two prestigious fellowships:  one through the American Council on Learned Societies (ACLS) and the other from the Newberry Library, both long-standing, preeminent pillars of American scholarship in the humanities. Competition for these long-term… Find Out More
April 16, 2020
Sarah Malena, assistant professor of history, has received the Society of Biblical Literature’s 2020 Regional Scholar Award. Malena was awarded for her paper entitled, “A House for Pharaoh’s Daughter: Diplomatic Marriage and Solomon’s Legacy,” which she presented at the 2019 Mid-Atlantic regional… Find Out More
April 14, 2020
Adriana Brodsky, professor of history, was awarded a summer stipend of $6,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to complete the book-length monograph titled “Jewish Argentine Youth, 1940-1976.”  As Jews were persecuted and murdered in Europe, Argentine Jews looked to the youth for… Find Out More
March 27, 2020
Professor of History Christine Adams’ new book, “The Creation of the French Royal Mistress: From Agnès Sorel to Madame Du Barry,” (2020, Penn State University Press) is now available.

The description: “Kings throughout medieval and early modern Europe had extraconjugal sexual partners. Only in… Find Out More
March 12, 2020
Jeff Eden, assistant professor of history, has been featured and interviewed on Radio Free Asia - Uyghur for his recent book, “Warrior Saints of the Silk Road.” Last month, a review of Warrior Saints in the Journal of Asian Studies (the leading journal of Asian history) concluded that the book "… Find Out More
January 20, 2020
On Thursday, January 23, from 5 – 6:30 p.m., The Boyden Gallery will hold an opening reception for an exhibition created with a unique collection held in the Archives. The family of Thomas M. Barrett, a popular professor of Russian and world history, donated his collection of science fiction and… Find Out More