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.

Student Spotlight

Lizi Pinkus with great-grandfather's grave in Normandy, France

Lizi Pinkus (Class of 2014) in Normandy, France at the grave of her great-grandfather, Samuel Pally.  He invaded Omaha Beach on June 7, 1944 (D+1), 1944 and was killed in action on June 12.  Lizi went to France as part of a History Department-sponsored study tour entitled "Over There: The American Military Experience in France, WWI and WWII." 

Program Spotlight

Historic St. Mary's City

The Colonial History Concentration takes advantage of our special relationship with Historic St. Mary’s City, the first capital of Maryland and a colonial archeological site, research facility, and museum.


History Club

The History Club is open to anyone with an interest in history. The club sponsors speakers, takes trips to historical sites and museums, screens feature films, and meets on a regular basis to have fun with history. The faculty advisor for the History Club is Charles Musgrove.

Upcoming Events:

"Independent Film in China"

Paul Pickowicz, professor of history at the University of California, San Diego, will be giving a talk on the current state of Chinese film making. Pickowicz is a leading scholar on the history of Chinese cinema and has published several books and articles on the subject. His latest book, China on Film: A Century of Exploration, Confrontation, and Controversy (2011), discusses the history of Chinese filmmaking from its origins in the early twentieth century through the experimental films of the post-Mao era. For his talk, Pickowicz will utilize clips from a wide variety of recent films. It is scheduled to take place Thursday, November 8, at 8 pm in Cole Cinema.

This talk is sponsored by the History Club, Asian Studies Club, the Lecture and Fine Arts Committee, History Department, Asian Studies Program, Theater, Film & Media Studies, and International Languages and Cultures.

Check back for updates to this list of events!

If you are interested in participating, please contact club president Evan Kelley at