Porter Blakemore

Porter Blakemore
Associate Professor
Military History, European Diplomatic History, Modern Germany
Office:Monroe 227
Phone: 540-654-1588
Email: pblakemo@umw.edu

Porter Blakemore holds a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. He has been at Mary Washington since 1979, and is also a member of the adjunct faculty of the U.S. Naval War College. His areas of academic specialization include military history, European diplomatic history, and modern Germany. Among numerous other courses, he regularly teaches seminars on the Great War and Nazi Germany. Professor Blakemore also offered, with a colleague in the Political Science and International Affairs Department, a four-week study abroad summer course, European Capitals, from 1992 to 2012.


  • Ph.D., The University of Georgia, 1978. History.
  • M.A.,  James Madison University, 1974. History.
  • B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1968. Political Science.

FSEM: European History
HIST 122: Western Civilization II
HIST 371: European Diplomatic History I
HIST 372: European Diplomatic History II
HIST 375: Military History
HIST 377A: The Second World War, 1939-1945
HIST 420: The Great War, 1914-1918
HIST 421: Nazi Germany