Spring ’24 Course Flyers

Registration time has arrived and the course catalog is available for Spring ’24!

Interested in learning more about courses in History and American Studies? See the link above for the full listing, and below for flyers that are available.

Questions? Drop your professor an email and they’ll be happy to help.

Click the flyer for a full screen view:

HIST 142 Asian Civ 2 Flyer

HIST 142: Asian Civilizations II

HIST 300D2 Africa since 1800

HIST 300D2: Africa since 1800


HIST 300-B3: Native American History since 1890

HIST 300-D4: The Soviet Century

HIST 300D4–The Soviet Century

HIST 310 Urban History

HIST 310:
Urban History

HIST 324 Chinese Cinema

HIST 324: Chinese History through Film (online)

HIST 368 Gender in Chinese History Flyer

HIST 368: Gender in Chinese History

HIST 390 The United States and Vietnam

HIST 390: The United States and Vietnam

HIST 444 American Slavery

HIST 444: American Slavery



HIST 468 Stalinism flyer

HIST 468: Stalinism

HIST 337 -- Medieval Islamic Civilization Flyer

HIST 337 — Medieval Islamic Civilization

HIST 338 From Mongols to Ottomans Flyer

HIST 338 – From Mongols to Ottomans

HIST 471 Problems in Genocide Studies Flyer

HIST 471 – Problems in Genocide Studies

Internship Opportunity – Chesapeake Gateways Ambassador


The Appalachian Conservation Corps and Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park are hiring a Chesapeake Gateways Ambassador intern to help share the incredible stories of the park through an equity lens. This position is open to young adults aged 18-30, or 35 if veteran, and is ideal for recent graduates of communications, history, education, etc. The Park is looking for candidates local to the area.

The intern will develop and present inclusive interpretation materials, write digital media resources and host community programs. This 50-week position will begin September 18th, 2023, and is based out of Church Creek, MD. For more information and to apply, visit this website.

Congratulations to our Graduates!

Group portrait of graduating students with Dr. Allyson Poska


The Department of History & American Studies is delighted to congratulate our graduating majors. We were happy to toast them at our reception on May 5th. We also shared news of this year’s awards:

Almont Lindsey Award for Excellence in History: Katrina Smith
Glen R. Thomas Award for Highest GPA in American Studies: Tyler Carnohan
Joseph Carroll Vance Award for Excellence in Historical Research: Madeleine Gulbransen and Elizabeth Rybarczyk
Phi Alpha Theta Award for Highest GPA in History: Lyndsey Clark
Willie Lee Rose Award for Outstanding Service and Leadership: Delaney Dunnigan

Departmental Honors were also awarded to:
Laura Baldwin, Lyndsey Clark, Helen Dhue, Madeleine Gulbransen, Cegan Hinson (Class of ’24), Andrew Hudgins, and Elizabeth Rybarczyk

Cheers to all awardees and to all Class of ’23 graduates!

History and American Studies Symposium–April 21, 2023

University of Mary Washington – Department of History and American Studies
Friday, April 21, 2023


SESSION ONE. Monroe 111. 9 AM—Foreign Wars, Imperial Entanglements, and US Foreign Relations in Historical Perspective

Moderator: Dr. Will Mackintosh

Jordan Leahey, “Ferdinand Marcos and the U.S. Congress: Power vs. Ideals”

Ricky Muñoz, “An Empire to Be: American-Dominican Relations and the Spectre of Imperialism”

Daniel Walker, “One Percent Ideology and the War in Iraq”

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The Poe Museum Internships (Richmond, VA)

The Poe Museum in Richmond has introduced a new Programs Department Internship and is seeking applicants.

See this link for a description of the internship and how to apply. While spring internships are reserved for VCU students, summer and fall internships are open to all applicants.

Summer Internships applications are due by April 15th. Fall applications are due by July 15th.

Summer Internship: Hunter House Victorian Museum (Norfolk, VA)

Looking for a summer volunteer / internship opportunity? The Hunter House Victorian Museum is seeking students who might wish to join them.

The Museum is working on a summer exhibit focusing on the career of Dr. James Jr. Hunter and Victorian medicine. Interns will give tours of exhibits and help with special events.

If interested, please contact:

Sallie Whitney
Director of Visitor Engagement
Hunter House Victorian Museum

Talking History: Dr. Gaila Sims of the Fredericksburg Area Museum (3/21, 12:30 pm)