Associate Professor of Anthropology Iris Carter Ford has been selected from a national pool of applicants to attend the Bard Graduate Center NEH Summer Institute in July.
A new video featured on the St. Mary’s County Division of Tourism site, Visitstmarysmd.com, provides a glimpse into St. Mary’s County’s African-American history and heritage. It was filmed and produced this spring as an independent study project by St. Mary’s College of Maryland students. Students from St. Mary’s College’s “Anthropology of Tourism” class, taught by Find out more »
Two St. Mary’s College of Maryland faculty members, Aileen Bailey, professor of psychology, and Julia King, professor of anthropology, have been honored with the college’s Aldom-Plansoen Distinguished Professorships. The Aldom-Plansoen Distinguished Professorship award recognizes the successful professional accomplishments of faculty.
St. Mary’s College of Maryland anthropology professor Julia King and her student crew members discovered a 17th-century signet ring with the initials “CC,” believed to be that of Charles Calvert, Third Lord Baltimore. King and her students found the artifact during a six-week excavation this summer at the Zekiah Fort, located in Waldorf, Md. “If Find out more »
Professor Julia King spoke at the 2nd annual 17th Century Domestic Material Culture Symposium in Surry, Virginia on July 12. King discussed the role of artifacts and architectural design in the understanding of religion and politics in Maryland. Earlier this summer, King along with two alumni and a current student presented an open house of Find out more »
Generous funding from the Colonial Dames of America, Chapter One of Baltimore, Md., allowed St. Mary’s College of Maryland to hire Kaylie Jasinski and Leah Keller as Colonial Dames Fellows for the spring and fall, respectively. Both students are enrolled at St. Mary’s College. Jasinski, a senior, is a double major in anthropology and English. Find out more »
Associate Professor of Anthropology Julia King‘s book, Archaeology, Narrative, and the Politics of the Past: The View from Southern Maryland, has been recognized by the American Association of State and Local History with a 2013 Award of Merit. AASLH Awards of Merit recognize excellence for projects, including publications, exhibits, educational programs, and other special projects. Find out more »
Barbara Rose Johnston, senior research fellow at the Center for Political Ecology in Santa Cruz, Calif., is this year’s distinguished scholar for St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s anthropology department. She will give a public lecture on Monday, April 2 at 4:45 p.m. in Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall, co-sponsored by the Center for the Find out more »
St. Mary’s College of Maryland will soon house an example of colonial Maryland history. With funds provided by a donation from the Society for Colonial Wars, Jessy Schroeder ’12 is creating an exhibit on European and Native American perspectives of land in early Maryland. Schroeder is working on the project as part of an independent study Find out more »
The quiet cornfields bordering the Wicomico River have a past filled with politics, diplomacy, and intrigue. In her talk, “Forts, Traders and Traitors: Unearthing the Past Along the Wicomico River,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, at the Lexington Park Library, St. Mary’s College of Maryland archaeologist Julia King will describe new discoveries she and Find out more »