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 meeting. Her recognition as the Mid-Atlantic recipient of this honor last year made Find out more »
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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 salvation. This manuscript traces how Argentine Jewish youth responded to that Find out more »
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 “will surely become required reading Find out more »
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 professor of history at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.
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 France, however, did the royal mistress become a quasi-institutionalized political position. Find out more »