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 »
Professor Brodsky Awarded $6,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities
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 »
Professor Jeff Eden Featured and Interviewed on Radio Free Asia – Uyghur
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 »
“Republican Populist” Introduction Included in American Heritage Special Issue
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 Now Available
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 »
Congrats to the History Department’s Fall 2018 SMPs!
On Friday, December 7, 2018 six students presented their St. Mary’s Projects, the culmination of two semesters of research. SMP Titles and Sessions Session 1: Law and Identity in the Ancient and Modern Mediterranean World. Brandon Poppell, “Intercultural Identity: Negotiating Identity in Ptolemaic Egypt Under the Ptolemaic Dynasty: 4th-1st Centuries BCE.” (Mentor Sarah Malena) Find out more »
Life After SMCM: An Alum Shares Her Experiences
Wondering what you’ll do after you finish your studies at St. Mary’s College? Alison Curry (’16) is returning to campus to share her experiences. Bring your questions and curiosities about the “real world,” transitioning to new studies and research, and finding a place for yourself in professional communities. Come out Thursday October, 25 in library Find out more »
Tracking the Dragon Across the Ancient Near East
Monday October 15 join the History Department for a presentation by Robert Miller II in Library 321 at 4:45! People have long been captivated by stories of dragons. Myths related to dragon slaying can be found across many civilizations around the world, even among the most ancient cultures including ancient Israel. In his book The Find out more »
“Shanghai-ed: Living & Working in China” Talk the Wednesday!
Dan has lived, studied, and worked in China on and off since 2011, the year the country overtook Japan as the world’s second largest economy. From his first week, when he was taken under wing by a corrupt and adulterous Beijing official, to just last week, when he came to D.C. with the Find out more »
History Students Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa!
History majors Caitlin Schoen and Megan Root as well as History minor Anna Vagnoni were inducted into the Zeta Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa at St. Mary’s College of Maryland on Friday March 30! Five students at the College of William and Mary founded The Phi Beta Kappa Society in 1776, during the American Revolution. Find out more »
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From the Newsroom
Holden published During 2017-18 Academic Year
Brodsky to be Published in Upcoming book “Global Jewish Foodways: A History”