Megan Brett

Megan Brett is a digital public historian currently completing her doctorate in history in the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University. Her dissertation examines the intersection of family strategies and the formation of national identity for Americans abroad in the post revolutionary period, using the Maury family of Virginia and Liverpool as a case study. Prior to arriving at Mason, Megan pursued her masters work in Scotland at the University of Edinburgh, and worked in the curatorial department at James Madison’s Montpelier. By day, she is a Digital History Associate at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, a job which involves wearing many figurative hats.

Summer Episode: Against the Grain

Sept. 14, 2021

In this second installment of our summer series on food and consuls, we shift our gaze to look at food ways from the bottom-up.

Episode 2: An Impressive Consul in Liverpool

Sept. 22, 2020

In this episode, we meet Liverpool consul James Maury, whose job included helping American sailors who had been shipwrecked, were out of work--or were kidnapped by the British navy!