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.

Program Highlight

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.


SMP Spotlight

Matt Anthony, "Pickin' Up the Pieces: Country-rock and the End of the Sixties," 2013.

“My St. Mary's Project offered a way for me to merge my love of popular music with my research interests. Working closely with my mentor, Dr. Chuck Holden, gave me an in-depth insight into the work of an historian. I had the opportunity to pursue research avenues that are not typically part of the undergraduate experience, including archival work at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library & Archives in Cleveland, Ohio, and conducting oral histories with several performers from the 1960s and 1970s. Even after a year of thorough research and writing, my SMP left me feeling that I have only scratched the surface of a very rich topic which I hope will be the basis of further study as I enter graduate school."




Kenneth Cohen
Assistant Professor of History

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Departments: History
Office: Kent Hall 124
Phone: (240) 895-2220

Spring 2013 Courses

  • HIST 219: Colonial American Survey
  • HIST 375: The American Revolution

Courses Taught

  • HIST 108: History of the Modern World
  • HiST 200: U.S.History, 1776-1980
  • HIST 219: Colonial American Survey
  • HIST 375: The American Revolution
  • HIST 392: Topics in U.S. History - The Early American Republic
  • HIST 395: Theories and Uses of History
  • HIST 415: Topics in U.S. History - Entertainment and Identity in American History

Prestigious Achievements

  • Refereed Journal Article, “‘The Entreaties & Perswasions of Our Acquaintance’: Gambling, Networking, and Political Culture in Early America,” Journal of the Early Republic 30:3 (Fall 2011), 599-638, was recognized in the “Roundup of Academic Studies,” a review of notable scholarly literature related to politics, from all academic disciplines, published by National Affairs and written by Boston Globe “ideas” columnist Kevin Lewis.
  • Refereed Journal Article, “‘Sport for Grown Children’: American Political Cartoons and Sporting Culture, 1790-1850,” International Journal of the History of Sport 28:8-9 (May-June 2011), 1301-1318
  • Lead consultant on re-interpretation plan for Sotterley Plantation, a local museum of Southern Maryland life, in accord with a prestigious grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, 2010-2011.
  • Invited Speaker, The Visual in Sport: An International Conference, Bristol (UK), 2009
  • University of Pennsylvania McNeil Center Consortium Fellow, 2007-2008
  • Refereed Journal Article: "Well Calculated for the Farmer: Thoroughbreds in the Chesapeake, 1750-1830," Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 115:4 (Fall 2007), 370-411.
  • Association of Historic Print Collectors Fellowship, American Antiquarian Society, 2006
  • University of South Carolina Institute of Southern Studies Fellow, 2005
  • University of Delaware Dissertation Fellowship, 2005-2006
  • Graduate Student Research Prize, North American Society for Sport History, 2003, for "Billiards and American Culture, 1660-1860"
  • Lois F. McNeil Fellow, Winterthur Program in Early American Culture, 2000-2002
  • Refereed Journal Article: "‘A Mutually Comprehensible World?' Native Americans, Europeans, and Play in the Eighteenth-Century Mid-Atlantic," American Indian Quarterly 26:1 (Spr. 2002), 67-93.
  • GTE Academic All-American, Allegheny College, 1998