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Charles D Musgrove
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cdmusgrove@smcm.edu
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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.

August 1, 2022
Professor of History Christine Adams was interviewed by Richard Levick for the podcast, "In House Warrior" to answer the question, "Is the U.S. Supreme Court the New Bastille?" In the interview, Adams compares the nearly 100 years of unsettled French governments more than a century ago to the… Find Out More
May 5, 2022
St. Mary’s College of Maryland graduating seniors Caitlin Hall and Samuel Johnson are invited speakers to Jefferson Patterson Park’s Speaker Series on May 19 at 7 p.m. in St. Leonard, Md. Hall and Johnson will each speak about their original research done as part of their senior capstone “St. Mary’… Find Out More
April 8, 2022
St. Mary's College of Maryland's Jordan Williams '23 presented his paper, "Putin's Information War," at this year’s Phi Alpha Theta Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference held at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. on March 26. Williams' paper was included in a panel on war and… Find Out More
March 28, 2022
Professor of History Christine Adams was an invited guest on The Laura Coates Show on March 22. The show, which airs live weekdays on SiriusXM P.O.T.U.S., Channel 124, claims that it offers “daily intersections of politics, pop culture, and the law.” Coates interviewed Adams about her previously… Find Out More
November 11, 2021
Jeff Eden, assistant professor of history, has published "From the Khan's Oven: Studies on the History of Central Asian Religions in Honor of Devin DeWeese," co-edited with Eren Tasar and Allen J. Frank. This collection of essays is dedicated to one of the greatest scholars of Central Asian history… Find Out More
September 21, 2021
Professor of History and Religious Studies Betül Başaran recently had a chapter published in the 26th volume of Brill’s Companions to European History, “A Companion to Early Modern Istanbul.”

Başaran’s chapter in the volume is entitled “Crime, Violence and Urban Policing” and emphasizes the… Find Out More
August 3, 2021
The St. Mary’s County Public Library is hosting an author talk with St. Mary’s College Professor of History Charles J. Holden, along with Jerald E. Podair, two of the authors of the book “Republican Populist: Spiro Agnew and the Origins of Donald Trump’s America” via Zoom on Wednesday, August 4… Find Out More
July 16, 2021
St. Mary’s College Professor of History Christine Adams and sister and co-author Tracy Adams, professor of French literature at the University of Auckland, were interviewed by the French History Podcast on their book, “The Creation of the French Royal Mistress: From Agnès Sorel to Madame DuBarry.”… Find Out More
July 12, 2021
On July 2, St. Mary’s College of Maryland held its annual St. Mary’s Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program, which provides students opportunities to engage deeply in independent research, laboratory, and creative work across disciplines, under the guidance and with the expertise of… Find Out More
June 9, 2021
Professor of History Christine Adams, who was an Andrew W. Mellon fellow at the Newberry Library as well as a fellow of the American Council on Learned Societies (ACLS) this past academic year, has a new release in the peer-reviewed online journal Age of Revolutions. The paper, co-authored with… Find Out More