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

Students on SMP Presentation Day

Matthew Milstead, “Battles Celestial and Earthly: Astrologers in the English Revolution,” 2005.

This thorough analysis of the writings of the leading astrologers of seventeenth century England during the English Revolution shows how they deployed astrology as propaganda on behalf of the different sides of the political conflicts of the day.


Colonial Concentration

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. Students electing this special program will explore a variety of themes in colonial American history, including politics, economics, slavery, religion, literature, and Latin American topics. They will be graduated as having majored in history with due recognition by the History Department and the College that their field of concentration has been in colonial American history.


  1. All requirements for the history major.
  2. Colonial American Survey (HIST219).
  3. At least one four-credit course in history related to American colonization. These include, but are not limited to, British History to 1688 (HIST 328) and Comparative Slave Systems (HIST 400).
  4. At least two four-credit courses related to topics (political, social, literary, economic, religious, etc.) in colonial American history. (Possible courses include ANTH 311, 410, 450; ARTH 306; ECON 412; ENGL 282, 365; HIST 331, 431; MUSC 210/11). Any course fulfilling the requirement must have a significant colonial American component.
  5. At least eight semester hours of advanced, specialized, or applied study in an internship or apprenticeship. This may include work at Historic St. Mary's City, other regional museums with a specialty in colonial America, participation in HIST 410 (Historical Archaeology field school), etc.