Professor of History Christine Adams recently published the book “Female Beauty Systems: Beauty as Social Capital in Western Europe and the United States, Middle Ages to the Present” (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2015). The book is a collection of nine essays. St. Mary’s College Professor of English Jennifer Cognard-Black and Professor of History Gail Savage were contributors.
Two St. Mary’s College of Maryland professors have received Fulbright Scholar grants for research and teaching abroad. Kenneth Cohen, associate professor of history and coordinator of the Museum Studies program, has been selected for a Fulbright grant for the 2015-16 academic year. Cohen will teach graduate courses in American Studies at Félix Houphoüet Boigny University Find out more »
Associate Professor of History and Coordinator of the Museum Studies Program Kenneth Cohen has been selected for a Fulbright Grant for the 2015-16 academic year. Professor Cohen will teach graduate courses in American Studies at Félix Houphoüet Boigny University in Côte D’Ivoire, and work with Côte D’Ivoire’s national museum — the Musée des Civilisations — Find out more »
Adriana Brodsky, associate professor of history, has earned a $4,000 research grant from the American Philosophical Society in order to advance her study, “Navigating Multiple Diasporas: Argentine Sephardi Youth at home and in Israel, 1948-1976.” With this grant, Brodsky will be able to work in three Israeli archives and at the National Israeli library. Her Find out more »
Dr. Thomas Barrett of the history department recently had an essay included in the new book James Bond and Popular Culture:Essays on the Influence of the Fictional Superspy. The essay, “The Undefined Agent, Illya Kuryakin: Making the Russian (In)Visible in The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” explores the portrayal of the Russian spy Illya Kuryakin in the 1960’s television show The Find out more »
Professor of History Christine Adams published an op-ed entitled “The Supreme Court Has Decided Women’s Rights Aren’t Human Rights” on RH Reality Check. The op-ed discusses the Supreme Court ruling on Hobby Lobby employee contraception.
Associate Professor of History Kenneth Cohen was featured on National Public Radio’s history program, “BackStory,” which aired July 13 on American University Radio WAMU 88.5. The show, entitled “U.S. vs. Them” discusses the historical roots of international sporting competitions. Cohen’s scholarly research interests explore the relationship between commercial entertainment and political engagement in early America, including sports Find out more »
Assistant Professor of History Kenneth Cohen has been accepted into the “Doing Digital History” summer institute to be held at the George Mason University Center for History and New Media from Aug. 4 to 15. The institute, which selected 20 mid-career historians from almost 100 applications nationwide, is funded by the National Endowment for the Find out more »
Associate Professor of History Adriana Brodsky has been elected co-president of the Latin American Jewish Studies Association. Her tenure will begin May 2.
Kenneth Cohen, assistant professor of history and coordinator of the Museum Studies Program at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, is part of a team at the Calvert Marine Museum, located in Solomons, Md., that has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to renovate the museum’s estuary biology Find out more »