Michael J. Galgano
Jackson Hall, Room 201
office phone: 540-568-6132
James Madison University
History Dept MSC 2001
Harrisonburg VA 22807
Professor of history
Head of department
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Fields and specialties
Europe, Britain since 1500, gender, religion and society, social and
economic, methodology, world history
Research methods, Tudor and Stuart England, Renaissance and
Reformation, history of the family
Voice and gender; Quaker women; war veterans since 1500
Doing History: Research and Writing in a
Digital Age with J. Chris Arndt and Raymond M. Hyser.
Thomson/Wadsworth Publishers, 2007, 2012.
Learning and the History Major. Pamphlet series. Washington,
DC: American Historical Association, 2007.
of Times’: Teaching Undergraduate Research Methods Using The Great
American History Machine and The Valley of the Shadow,” History
Computer Review 15:1(Spring 1999), 13-28.
"Infancy and Childhood: The Female
Experience in the Restoration Northwest" in The Portrayal of Life
Stages in English Literature, 1500-1800: Essays in Honor of Warren
Wooden. ed. Jeanie Watson and Philip McM. Pittman. Edwin
Mellen Press, 1989.
"Out of the Mainstream: Catholic and
Quaker Women in the Restoration Northwest," The World of William
Penn. ed. Richard S. and Mary Dunn. Philadelphia: University
of Pennsylvania Press, 1986, 117-137.
introductory preface, Appalachian Oral History Collection of
Marshall University, Part I. Glen Rock, NJ: Microfilming
Corporation of America, 1979, 125 interviews, 2 reels.
Restoration Furness: The Case of Sir Thomas Preston," Recusant
History, 13 (April 1976), 212-218.
a Nun's Dowry: Restoration Letters of Mary Caryll, O.S.B. and Ann
Clifton, O.S.B.," American Benedictine Review, 24 (September
essays to: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Reader’s
Guide to British History, Biographical Dictionary of British
Radicals in the Seventeenth Century, Biographical Dictionary of
Modern British Radicals.
Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, Board of Directors,
2002-2008 (Secretary/Treasurer, 2006-2008)
OAH, editor, Council of Chairs Newsletter 1987-1997
Co-Chair, AHA Program Committee, 1996-1997
Advisory Board, The Department Chair: A Newsletter for Academic
Co-Chair, AHA online newsletter for Chairs, 2000- 2006
AHA, Roy Rosenzweig Prize Committee (Technology in History),
2009- Faculty Advisor, JMU Chapter Phi Alpha Theta, 2011-
AHA, Tuning Project, 2012-2014