Seminars & Events

Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference

On March 29 at George Washington University, four Saint Mary's students will present their research at the Phi Alpha Theta Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference. The history department wishes them the best of luck.

SMP Spotlight

Lawrence MacCurtain, "Rhapsody in Red: Classical Music and American Wartime Perceptions of the Soviet Union," 2011.  

"My SMP experience was both challenging and rewarding.  While considering the role of Russian classical music in shaping popular American perceptions of the USSR during WWII, I had the opportunity to conduct exciting research.  I was able to discover unique primary sources at the archives of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Bobst Library at NYU.  Ultimately, my historical findings were surprising and provocative." 

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History Alumni

Recent News:

Matt Anthony (SMCM '13) has been accepted into the Ph.D. program in American Studies at The College of William and Mary.

Dylan Cahn (SMCM '13) has been accepted into a Ph.D. program in history at Ohio State University, to start in the Fall.

 Dr. Nathan Crowe (SMCM '03) is an assistant professor in the History Department at UNC-Wilmington where he specializes in the history of science.

Congratulations to Dr. Matt Pembleton (SMCM '03) for completing his Ph.D. at American University.

Stephan Dingle (SMCM '12) earned an MA from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 2013.

Larry MacCurtain (SMCM '11) published "Rhapsody in Red: Shostakovich and American Wartime Perceptions of the Soviet Union" in the recent special issue on "Music and the Other" in Patterns in Prejudice, an interdisciplinary academic journal published by Taylor and Francis in the United Kingdom. MacCurtain's article began as a Saint Mary's Project under the direction of Dr. Tom Barrett.

Brendan McCarthy (SMCM '11) is working on his Ph.D. in History at the Ohio State University.

Frank McGough (SMCM '11) is pursuing his Ph.D. in History at the Ohio State University.

Jordan Grant (SMCM '09) is working on his Ph.D. in History at American University.

Seth LaShier (SMCM '09) is working on his Ph.D. in History at George Washington University.

Emily Ewers (SMCM '07) is attending graduate school in the Slavic Languages and Literature Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Kate Wersan (SMCM '06) is working on her Ph.D. in History at the University of Wisconsin. 

Michael Church (SMCM '04) is attending graduate school at the University of Montana, Department of Geography.