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Adriana M. Brodsky
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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.

September 18, 2023
Books edited by Professor of History Adriana M. Brodsky and Professor of English Jennifer Cognard-Black are both featured in the fall 2023 catalog of publications by the New York University Press.

Brodsky’s co-edited collection with Laura Arnold Leibman, “Jews Across the Americas: A Sourcebook,… Find Out More
September 11, 2023
Professor of History Christine Adams provides the introduction to Madame de Maintenon and her political and cultural influence during the late reign of King Louis XIV as part of Opera Lafayette's Salon Series on September 20 in Washington, D.C.  Adams' talk, "The Secret Wife," is followed by a… Find Out More
August 28, 2023
Professor of History Charles Holden co-authored with Zach Messitte and Jerald Podair, an article that appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books on August 27. "Oh, We Knew Agnew: On Spiro Agnew's Lasting Legacy" looks at political buffoonery as part of Agnew's legacy and how it remains relevant… Find Out More
July 10, 2023
Professor of History Charles J. Holden was published in The Washington Post on June 27. The historical perspective article is titled "Some GOP rhetoric is similar to that of American Nazis from the 1970s."

A historian whose research interests span American history from the Civil War Era through… Find Out More
May 30, 2023
Professor of History Christine Adams is an academic visitor at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, from May 15 – June 13. On May 25, Adams gave a talk on her research on the French Merveilleuse, titled “Fashion and Female Influence Under the Directory (1795-1799). On May 30, she presented a… Find Out More
May 10, 2023
Professor of History Christine Adams co-edited and wrote the introduction to the latest issue of H-France Salon, a multimedia journal of French Studies. Adams currently serves as associate editor for the journal. Staffed completely by volunteers, all of whom hold PhDs, H-France Salon promotes… Find Out More
April 25, 2023
Professor of History Betül Başaran received a short-term Virtual Scholarly Research Fellowship at the Folger Shakespeare Library for the academic year 2023-24, in support of ​her project, “Cross-Cultural Intimacy and Mixed Marriages in the Ottoman Empire.”​ The award was made from a​ ​competitive… Find Out More
April 20, 2023
Chuck Holden, professor of history at St. Mary's College of Maryland, and co-author of "Republican Populist: Spiro Agnew and the Origins of Donald Trump's America" (Univ. of Virginia Press, 2019), was published on April 10 in The Washington Post. The article, co-authored with "Republican Populist"… Find Out More
March 22, 2023
Associate Professor of History Garrey Dennie is an invited panelist on March 24 for a special edition of “A Chat with the OAS,” a virtual, live event organized by the Organization of American States (OAS) as part of the VI Inter-American Week for People of African Descent in the Americas.… Find Out More
March 16, 2023
Six St. Mary's College of Maryland students were selected to present their research at the 2023 Phi Alpha Theta (National History Honors Society) Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference on March 25 at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland. The students and their research topics are as follows:… Find Out More