McDaniel College Department of History

McDaniel College Department of History


An interesting collection in JStor of college newspapers and the alternate underground press during the 1960s and 1970s.
Multiple talents and skills are required to install a new exhibit in a museum. Each exhibit and each artifact has its own unique challenges to mount and display.
Introducing another new transcription project from the Smithsonian archival collections. Sign up to join the team of transcription volunteers that’s making the collections accessible to the public.
This is the website for the office at the Smithsonian that’s tasked with creating images of artifacts and archives and making them available to the public.
Timely per our discussions on Tuesday.
Interesting things happen when history meets science at living history museums.
Paid internships in St. Michaels, MD (near McDaniel, MD).

Contact information, map and directions, contact form, opening hours, services, ratings, photos, videos and announcements from McDaniel College Department of History, School, Department of History -- 2 College Hill, Westminster, MD.

Operating as usual


Thanks to three great alumni for taking part in our Public History Panel discussion. Hopefully the start of something new in the department. 11/11/2019

Perspective | Why do governments think border walls work?

Nov. 9th was the 30th anniversary of the opening (and eventual fall) of the Berlin Wall. Prof. Upton took the opportunity to write something for the Washington Post series "Made By History" The Berlin Wall proved that walls cannot lessen the desire to migrate and only make it more dangerous. 10/15/2019

Review of *Appalachian Reckoning* | Society for US Intellectual History

Here is another blog post from the Society for US Intellectual History from one of our alumni from 10/13/19 Partially birthed from the 2018 Appalachian Studies Association (ASA) conference, Appalachian Reckoning: A Region Responds to Hillbilly Elegy (2019) is a community project from Appalachian themselves 10/15/2019

Tempered By Her Years: The Work of Ally Sheedy | Society for US Intellectual History

Here is a blog post by Dr. Upton from the Society for US Intellectual History, from 10/12/19 The first time I saw Ally Sheedy it was on the small screen. She was playing a sixteen-year-old Catholic School girl who, while on a class trip to at a police station, begins to seduce a thirty-five-y 10/26/2018

Phi Beta Kappa Society

The Annual Phi Beta Kappa Lecture is coming up on Nov. 1

Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholars Present:

Edward Larson

Edward Larson is the University Professor of History and the Hugh and Hazel Darling Chair of Law at Pepperdine University. Professor Larson's publications have analyzed subjects as diverse as Antarctic exploration and America's chaotic first election. His lecture, "The Scopes Trial in History and Legend," will uncover one of the nation's most polarizing cases.

Learn more about Edward Larson.

WHEN: Thursday, November 1 at 7:30pm

WHERE: McDaniel Lounge, McDaniel College (2 College Hill, Westminster, MD 21157)

QUESTIONS?: Call 410-857-2530 for more information. A Polarizing Trial...


The untold story of American Isolationism | Christopher Nichols | TEDxPortland

"History is a vaccine against superficiality." Check out Christopher Nichols, an Associate Professor of History at Oregon State University, in his TED Talk.

In a country today that feels more divided than ever, what better time to look beyond our immediate reactions and dig deeper? To search our past for greater ... 08/06/2018

The biggest lie we still teach in American history classes

Here is an interesting article that does a decent job of exploring some of the necessities of teaching History critically and thoughtfully. "The idea that we’re always getting better keeps us from seeing those times when we’re getting worse." 02/14/2018

Senior’s research uncovers missing link in Native American nation’s history

Congrats to Josh Irvin for making the McDaniel College homepage for his research on the Tuscarora Indians! I saw a great article on McDaniel College ..


Carleton College Career Paths | Career Center | Carleton College

Check out this fascinating tool from Carleton College that shows how different majors lead to different career paths, you can click on a major or a career pathway to learn even more. The power of the liberal arts degree is on display in so many ways here. Click on paths to see more details about alumni in that particular path; click on start and end points to explore a particular major or career area. 06/02/2017

Information Matters Lecture: Education and Training Across the Digital Curation Spectrum - Smithsonian Libraries Unbound

Interested In how Museums and Archives bring their materials to the web? Check out this upcoming lecture (and webcast). Thanks to Alum Bernie Gallagher for the heads up!

Information Matters Lecture: Education and Training Across the Digital Curation Spectrum

Dr. Margaret Hedstrom, Robert M. Warner Collegiate Professor of Information Professor of Information at the University of Michigan School of Information, will speak on her work in the field and as recent chair of the Committee on Future Career Opportunities and Educational Requirements for Digital Curation for the National Research Council.

“In this talk, Dr. Hedstrom will situate digital curation along a spectrum from a highly specialized profession focusing exclusively on selection, “organization,” access and preservation of digital objects to a basic set of skills in identifying, evaluating, keeping and using digital information that every user of digital technologies should possess. The talk will cover the mixture of curation knowledge, domain knowledge, and technology skills that professional curators need, but it will also discuss the significance of broad “digital literacy” for achieving effective, scalable and affordable approaches to digital collections. Finally, she will discuss new modes of teaching and learning this new set of skills. This presentation will be of particular interest to those working in digital curation for cultural heritage institutions and universities, as well as students, faculty and mentors.”

Thursday, June 15th at 2pm ET in the S. Dillon Ripley Center Lecture Hall

See for more information. RSVP required. (but also will be webcast) Join us Thursday, June 15th at 2pm ET in the S. Dillon Ripley Center Lecture Hall for a discussion on preparing the workforce for digital curation with Margaret Hedstrom. Dr. Hedstrom, the Robert M. Warner Collegiate Professor of Information Professor of Information at the University of Michigan Sch... 02/09/2017

Opinion | Business is the most popular college major, but that doesn’t mean it’s a good choice

The route to success isn't necessarily through a business major . . . Students who major in general business and marketing are more likely to be unemployed or underemployed. They also earn less than those in more math-focused business majors, such as finance and accounting.


Interning at the National Museum of American History. Details on applying at the end of the blog


Maryland State Archives - Internship Program

Internship Opportunities! Many McDaniel Students have found interning at the Maryland State Archives extremely rewarding.

For full details and application information see:

Students interested in Archives, Collections Management, Library Science, Conservation, Historical Research, Preservation, Digital Imaging, Museum Studies, Art and Art History, should apply using the following link:

Students interested in Information Technology, Computer Science and Programming should apply using the following link:

If you have additional questions, contact Prof. Feeley--he can provide contact info for the program's director. iSchool Opportunities (for University of Maryland iSchool students)Summer OpeningsPaid Summer InternshipsYear Round Openings (unpaid)Volunteer and Academic Credit InternshipsAnne Arundel County School Mentorship Program 12/15/2016

Employment and Internships - Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Some more great internship opportunities, (this time passed along by our alum Bernie Gallagher)The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, MD has five internships listed for Summer 2017:

Curatorial Internship (2 positions)
Communications Internship
Development Internship
Education Internship

The internships offer a weekly stipend, and housing may be available. All applications are due by close of business Friday, February 17, 2017. Please see


Paid ($2800) internship at Civil War sites with free housing, and paid transport. Great opportunity for current students or recent grads! see pics for details (and if they are illegible, email Prof. Feeley) 11/06/2016

The 26th Amendment - Facts & Summary -

Get out the youth vote! Find out more about the history of The 26th Amendment, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on


Prof. Daniel T. Rodgers of Princeton University recently gave a campus talk on his book, "The Age of Fracture," and visited two History classes to discuss deep readings of the Declaration of Independence and the Gettysburg Address.


One of our History faculty, Stephen Feeley was just recognized for his outreach and teaching of first year students


We love it when our students keep in touch!-- we just got word from Bri Molony who has recently begun a Taught Master's Programme in History at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London where she will be focusing on East Asia.


Super congrats to Tracee Haupt who just won a national award--Phi Alpha Theta's Nels Andrew Cleven Founder's Paper Prize Award. Looks like this article about winning a regional award will need to be updated: 09/23/2016

Careers for History Majors |

What sorts of jobs can a history major apply for? Don't underestimate the power of an History degree! Learn more about some of the best careers for those with the research, writing, and analytical skills developed by digging into the past.


Why History?

From our friends at the University of Utah, why History?

For more information, go to This project was made possible by the Department of History and Project Muse, both of the University of Utah. Cr... 05/15/2016

McDaniel College

Don't look now but History Major Tracee Haupt has the central spot on McDaniel's main webpage for her research on NASA' s Art Program 05/11/2016

McDaniel intern helps install Farm Museum's new pharmacy exhibit

History Major in the news: Wearing white cotton gloves to ensure the artifacts were not contaminated with oil and dust, McDaniel College sophomore Zac Sheaffer helped Carroll County Farm Museum Curator Stefanie Strosnider arrange the organization's new pharmacy exhibit last week.


Another Year of Excellence at the Phi Alpha Theta Conference! ***First prize winner: Tracee Haupt***
And congrats to our other awesome presenters:
Rachel Brandenburg, Jessica Anderson, Perri Fuhrman, and Brittany Beene


Tonight! 8-10 Prizes and Pizza!


Congrats to the new Phi Beta Kappa inductees, including History majors and minors, Rachel Brandenburg, Tracee Haupt, Zoie McNeill, Alexandra Seiler, and Andrew Strakna. Great work! 03/29/2016

How A Major in History Gives You the Intangible Edge - American Historical Association Recent graduate Jacob Anbinder explains how an undergraduate major in history gives you a set of valuable intangible skills. 03/08/2016

Interactive Map Lets You Track How 19th- and Early-20th-Century American Newspapers Covered Any...

oh wow, this is neat! This interactive map, put together by the Georgia Tech Research Institute and the University of Georgia's eHistory initiative, uses the Library of Cong ... 03/06/2016

The Anti-Slavery Alphabet: 1846 Book Teaches Kids the ABCs of Slavery’s Evils

Anti-slavery alphabet textbook from the mid-19th century. Frequently, I see stories in the education news reporting on a textbook company, school board, or curriculum attempting to minimize or erase the history of slavery in the United States. 03/05/2016

Enough with trashing the liberal arts. Stop being stupid.

Some good weekend reading: How many times do business leaders have to say it is valuable for politicians to get it? 03/02/2016

Backbreaking work gets attention at Betsy Ross House

Congrats to the hard work of one of our graduates, Kim Staub While the Founding Fathers toiled in Independence Hall and young patriots fought the British, most Colonial women took charge on the domestic front - and running a household in the 18th century was no easy thing.


McDaniel College Department of History's cover photo





Department Of History -- 2 College Hill
Westminster, MD

General information

Donna Evergates: Ancient World; Classical Languages; Women's Studies
Theodore Evergates: Medieval Europe
Stephen Feeley: Colonial and Early America; Native Americans
Bryn Upton: Modern United States History; Intellectual History
Qin Fang: Asian History
Paul Miller: Modern European History
Jakub Zejmis: Modern European History
Elaine Barnard-Luce: Academic Secretary

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The Student Alumni Council is a tie between collegiates and Alumni of the Hill. We work together to host events, including special events for up and coming Alumni!

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The tradition of liberal arts studies rests comfortably here. Exemplary teaching is its central mission, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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Westminster, 21157

Where aging, education and community meet.

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1601 Washington Rd
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We provide activities for students at Carroll Community College throughout the semester.

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1601 Washington Rd
Westminster, 21157

Carroll Community College's Drama Club meets every Thursday at 4:30pm in P519! See you there!

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224 N Center St
Westminster, 21157

We offer English for Speakers of Other Languages. Ofrecemos clases de inglés para personas en los Estados Unidos que quieran aprender inglés.

Appy Time for Learning Appy Time for Learning
255 Clifton Boulevard, Suite 313
Westminster, 21157

We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization & we support the academic achievement of elementary school aged students by integrating educational technology.

McDaniel Cinema McDaniel Cinema
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Westminster, 21157

Tell stories you are uniquely suited to tell. Tell ones that matter. And tell them the way they deserve to be told -- with humanity, tenacity, and courage.

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1601 Washington Rd
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