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Charles D Musgrove

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.

October 21, 2019
In a special presentation on Friday, October 18, the St. Mary’s College of Maryland Board of Trustees recognized the following faculty promotions.


Promotion to Full Professor:


Betül Başaran (religious studies) joined the St. Mary’s College faculty in 2005. She is a scholar of the Ottoman… Find Out More
October 10, 2019
St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Center for the Study of Democracy is holding a talk by the authors, book sale/signing, and reception for “Republican Populist: Spiro Agnew and the Origins of Donald Trump’s America,” by Charles J. Holden, Zach Messitte, and Jerald Podair, on Monday, Oct. 21… Find Out More
September 12, 2019
Assistant Professor of History Sarah Malena has been selected as the Regional Scholar for the Mid-Atlantic Region of the Society of Biblical Literature for this academic year. This achievement also qualifies Malena for consideration to receive the Regional Scholar Award at the national level… Find Out More
September 9, 2019
Assistant Professor of History Jeffrey Eden’s book “Slavery and Empire in Central Asia” (Cambridge University Press, 2018), has been shortlisted for the CESS Book Award. This award, created by the Central Eurasian Studies Society, "is presented to the author of the book or monograph that represents… Find Out More
August 12, 2019
Professor Emerita of Literature and Language Jackie Paskow donated her father's letters to the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress (https://www.loc.gov/vets/) in Washington D.C.  Her father was Brigadier General Wheeler G. Merriam, who fought alongside General Patton from North… Find Out More
May 29, 2019
Assistant Professor of History Jeff Eden had a new article published in “The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Asian History” (New York: Oxford University Press, 2019). “Slavery in Islamic Central Asia” examines slavery in Islamic Central Asia from the 16th century, when a significant number of… Find Out More
May 6, 2019
Professor of History Christine Adams is quoted in the History Channel’s news site article, “The Royal Mistress: Often the Most Powerful Person in a King’s Court,” which examines how a monarch’s mistress was more than a sexual companion.


 According to Adams, “There’s not a real division between… Find Out More
April 16, 2019
Four St. Mary’s College students presented their original research at this year’s Phi Alpha Theta Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference at Bowie State University on March 30, 2019. Phi Alpha Theta is the national history honor society. The regional conference showcases undergraduate and graduate… Find Out More
March 14, 2019
Sarah Malena, assistant professor of history, published the entry “Solomon” on Bible Odyssey, a project that strives to bring the results of critical, academic scholarship focusing on the Bible to the public in an engaging and accessible way.


In her article, Malena discusses the relationships… Find Out More
March 13, 2019
St. Mary’s College of Maryland alumna Katelyn Kean ‘16 recently became registrar for the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s collection of more than 70,000 bay-related objects.


The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, located in St. Michaels, Maryland, is a non-profit educational organization… Find Out More