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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.

April 5, 2021
Jeff Eden, assistant professor of history, has published a new book on the Soviet Union during WWII: “God Save the USSR: Soviet Muslims and the Second World War” (Oxford University Press, 2021). 

Professor Adrienne Edgar of UC-Santa Barbara writes: "This is a brilliant and original book. Jeff Eden… Find Out More
February 1, 2021
Sarah Malena, assistant professor of history, has been published in the volume Scribes and Scribalism (T&T Clark, 2020). Malena’s contribution, “Influential Inscriptions: Resituating Scribal Activity During the Iron I-IIA Transition,” examines the significance of inscriptions in a time of… Find Out More
January 26, 2021
The online journal Age of Revolutions has published Professor of History Christine Adams’ paper based on her live talk with Newberry Library Director of Fellowships and Academic Programs Keelin Burke on Jan. 15.  The subject of the talk was the three “flash points” in the French Revolution: the… Find Out More
January 14, 2021
Professor of History Christine Adams, on sabbatical work as a Newberry Library residential fellow through June 2021, will be interviewed live on Friday, Jan. 15 from 1 – 1:30 p.m., by Newberry Director of Fellowships and Academic Programs Keelin Burke on three “flash points” in the French… Find Out More
December 9, 2020
Gail Savage, professor emeritus of history, recently had a scholarly essay published in Genealogy as part of the special issue: Transnational Families: Europe and the World.

“From Good Time Girl to Damsel in Distress: Protecting the British War Bride in the United States,1944–1950,” examines the… Find Out More
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