This is my home page, giving an overview of my research, teaching, and digital humanities projects. My research specialty is nineteenth-century France, and I am currently working on the development of primary education in the western French city of Angers.



On Friday, 4 November 2016, my GBC historian colleague Jonathan Foster and I presented on "Andrew Jackson, the Corrupt Bargain, and the Election of 1828" on the local Elko Live! radio show with Lori Gilbert on KELK, 95.9 FM. Following mention of Andrew Jackson and the Corrupt Bargain in the 2016 Presidental Campaign, Lori Gilbert asked us to stop by for a brief discussion of the elections of 1824 and 1828 and comment on some of the similarities with modern politics for her listeners. A fun bit of public scholarship which Jonathan and I are lucky enough to get to do here from time to time.

Elko Broadcasting Company was generous enough to let me host a copy of the podcast here. The file can be streamed below.

Recent Publications

My latest essay, "L'État comme propriétaire? Schools as Property in Nineteenth-Century France," is included in the volume Institutions and Power in Nineteenth-Century French Literature and Culture, edited by David Evans and Kate Griffiths (Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi Press, 2011). The volume contains essays drawn from a conference hosted by the Society of Dix-Neuviémistes at FitzWilliam College, Cambridge University in 2007.

Course Schedule and Office Hours

Winter Holiday Hours
I will be in and out of Elko over the course of the Winter Holiday (24 December - 11 January 2016) on various projects. The best way to get in contact with me will be through e-mail at scott.gavorsky@gbcnv.edu. It may take a few days before I am able to respond.

Spring 2017 Course Offerings
HIST-101: U.S. History I, to 1877 [online]
HIST-101: U.S. History I, to 1877 [M-W, 2:30-3:15]
HIST-105: European Civilization to 1650 [online]
HIST-106: European Civilization to Present [online]
HIST-106: European Civilization to Present [MW, 1:00-2:15]


Scott A. Gavorsky
Social Sciences Department
Great Basin College
1500 College Parkway
DCIT 121
Elko, NV 89801

(775) 753-2122

Updated on 15 December 2016
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