History

Main Contact
Charles D Musgrove
Department Chair
cdmusgrove@smcm.edu
Kent Hall 325
Organization Description

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.

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
November 6, 2019
Assistant Professor of History Jeff Eden had a new article published in the “British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies.” 

With “Did Ibn Saud’s Militants Cause 400,000 Casualties? Myths and Evidence about the Wahhabi Conquests, 1902–1925,” Eden proposes that the claim that Ibn Saud’s militants… Find Out More
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