Augusta University History, Anthropology and Philosophy Department

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We offer Bachelor of Arts degrees in history and anthropology, with a challenging curriculum that prepares students for success in graduate schools or in a variety of careers, most notably in the areas of teaching, law, journalism, and administration. We also offer a Bachelor of Arts degree in history with certification in secondary education for students interested in teaching high school. We offer minors in Anthropology and Philosophy as well as History. Our faculty provide a wide range of expertise with specializations that include the culture of Africa, African- American history, medieval and early modern Britain, history and ethics of of medicine, British Commonwealth, the history of the Islamic world, American colonial and Revolutionary history, Latin American history, Russian history, the history of the Southern U.S., historical archaeology, and Ethical Philosophy, as well as particular strengths in cultural history, military history, and historical and anthropological aspects of women and gender studies. We are at August University [HAP dept.], formerly known as Georgia Regents University, Augusta State University, and Augusta College.

From the Smithsonian Natural History Museum: Vaccines and Society A broadly disseminated COVID-19 vaccine could help wor...
07/11/2020
Live Video Programs - Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

From the Smithsonian Natural History Museum: Vaccines and Society

A broadly disseminated COVID-19 vaccine could help world populations reach a level of community immunity that would end the pandemic, but concerns over safety will undoubtedly contribute to some hesitancy to be vaccinated. Part 4 of Vaccines in the Time of COVID-19 will discuss the policy and societal conditions driving vaccine hesitancy.
Featured Speaker: Dr. Sharon Kaufman, Anthropologist

https://naturalhistory.si.edu/education/live-video-programs?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D145374854

Get a schedule of the museum's live, online video programs. These video programs feature science experts and educators.

Augusta University Study Abroad Office
07/01/2020

Augusta University Study Abroad Office

Our 2021 program offerings are now live on our website!
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Applications for 2021 programs open August 3rd. Put your $200 deposit down to reserve your spot on these life changing opportunities!
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Schedule an appointment with our advisor Judy by emailing [email protected] if you have questions on how to make your study abroad dreams a reality!
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#augstudyabroad #augstudyaway #jagsontheprowl #augstudyabroadalumni #augustauniversity

Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences dean, Dr. Green, retires at the end of this month. She is also ...
06/17/2020
Retiring dean says great things are ahead for Pamplin College

Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences dean, Dr. Green, retires at the end of this month. She is also a History professor in our department. Check out this article which also talks about her books on women's suffrage.
https://jagwire.augusta.edu/retiring-dean-says-great-things-are-ahead-for-pamplin-college/?utm_content=1592337361&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR2Qvf-fyIH2b-l7b9cRFR9pM-7bhPYRQiDQOCaD9gl2mPev1tndsWyf9bM

As she prepares to retire as dean of Pamplin College and move to Olympia, Washington, to be closer to her family, Dr. Elna Green looks back at her three years at Augusta University.

Check out this study away op for 2021 with Historian Dr. John Hayes.
06/09/2020

Check out this study away op for 2021 with Historian Dr. John Hayes.

📣 The Deep South Study Away program is returning for another year!
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This road trip across 5 southern states features pivotal locations in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. During this intensive course, students will analyze the history as source materials on display, but also how these sites are presented to the public. During another period of historic movements across the country, the Deep South program offers a deep dive into the complex history of Civil Rights Movements within America. ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼✊🏻
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#augstudyabroad #augstudyaway #jagsontheprowl #augstudyabroadalumni #augustauniversity #deepsouth #civilrightsmovement #mlkjr

06/08/2020

One of our Anthropology graduates is now conducting her own research project. Please consider participating!!


You are invited to participate in my anthropological study of life in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic. Diary entries will be collected and analyzed on how day-to-day life and routines changed due to social distancing, quarantine guidelines, product shortages, sanitation procedures, job reduction or loss, and telework, etc.

Study participants will submit weekly diary entries documenting changes to their everyday life brought on by the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Acceptable diary submissions include, written entries (traditional diary format), visual diaries (photographs, videos), poetry, essays, artwork, social media entries, etc. A follow-up interview will be conducted after the social distancing/quarantining period is over to gather more information and context. The duration of this study will coincide during state and federal guidelines for social distancing and quarantining. (Please use hashtag #lifeinthetimeofcovid19).

If you are interested in participating or have further questions, you can:
Post your question(s) below (only if you feel comfortable doing so)
Send me your question(s) through Facebook Messenger
Email me at [email protected].

IRB#1588457-1

AU's Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Multicultural Student Engagement Office are hosting a listening session t...
06/04/2020

AU's Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Multicultural Student Engagement Office are hosting a listening session tomorrow, June 4, 5:30 pm. See the announcement for details and the link to join on Teams:

Come engage in a thoughtful discussion on the tragic killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and Racism and Systemic Oppression today in America.

To submit questions in advance and/or anonymously please utilize the following link: https://bit.ly/2ABGWnA

Congratulations to our Spring 2020 graduates!  We may not be able to celebrate in person but we're still excited for you...
05/30/2020

Congratulations to our Spring 2020 graduates! We may not be able to celebrate in person but we're still excited for you! Keep in touch!
(drawing done by Augusta artist Leonard "Porkchop" Zimmerman)

Our own Anthropology graduating senior Lindsay Ramos explains what to expect for spring virtual graduation.https://jagna...
05/15/2020
How to Guide to a Virtual Graduation

Our own Anthropology graduating senior Lindsay Ramos explains what to expect for spring virtual graduation.
https://jagnation.augusta.edu/how-to-guide-to-a-virtual-graduation/?utm_content=1589462941&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR10lPiXpRutdO6YDCmjLO2hThIWZK0MSj0gCbtfsQRIdVDmus0hWdXCAho

Watch this video from Class of 2020 graduating student, Lindsay Ramos, who will tell you what virtual commencement is, and what you can expect on Virtual Commencement day #AUGGRADAtHome. https://youtu.be/jscEd_n27ME What you need to know Graduating students who did not order a cap and gown can still...

Augusta University Writing Center
05/11/2020

Augusta University Writing Center

Only one more week until the Writing Center reopens for the summer sessions. We look forward to working with you online this summer.
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#augwritingcenter #augustauniversity #wearepamplin #writingcenter #onlinetutoring #summerschool #students

05/06/2020
1970 Augusta Riot

Several virtual events are scheduled May 9-13 to commemorate and educate about the Augusta Riot. Our own Historian, Dr. John Hayes, will be in one of the segments.

50 years ago this month marks the anniversary of the Augusta Riot. “The Augusta Riot was a collective rebellion of Black citizens and the largest urban uprising in the Deep South during the Civil Rights era. Fueled by long-simmering grievances about racial injustice, it was sparked by white officials’ stonewalling in the face of Black citizens’ demand for answers about the beating death of Black teenager Charles Oatman. … Despite the suppression, the riot fundamentally shook the status quo, galvanizing a new wave of activism that opened economic and political doors for Augusta’s Black citizens"
Augusta University Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

The 1970 Augusta Riot was the largest ‘Deep South’ Black uprising during the Civil Rights era, and therefore also the largest in the state of Georgia. This important historical event left an impact on the community even though it is rarely discussed.

Historical perspective on the use of quinine to treat illnesses provided by Dr. Andrew Goss.http://hnn.org/article/17518...
04/27/2020
History Should Have Told Us not to Believe the Quinine Drug Hype | History News Network

Historical perspective on the use of quinine to treat illnesses provided by Dr. Andrew Goss.
http://hnn.org/article/175182?fbclid=IwAR36I9YnBL5Hm8SB3dr0jXhAORUegAUfUePFU062SvoL10erhETpZ2v-CCs

Dr. Andrew Goss is Chair of the Department of History, Anthropology, and Philosophy and Professor of History at Augusta University (GA). He is an expert on the history of science in Indonesia, and has published about the history of science, empire, and medicine.

Historian Dr. Ruth McClelland-Nugent and university alumna Dr. Taylor Winkleman did a podcast about connections between ...
04/13/2020
Episode 006: The Next (Greatest) Generation by PDR Podcast • A podcast on Anchor

Historian Dr. Ruth McClelland-Nugent and university alumna Dr. Taylor Winkleman did a podcast about connections between the current COVID-19 pandemic and the lessons we can learn from World War II public messaging.

https://anchor.fm/pdr-pod/episodes/Episode-006-The-Next-Greatest-Generation-ecfphi/a-a1sd5mm

In this week's episode, we talk to historian and Augusta University professor Dr. Ruth McClelland-Nugent about connections between the current COVID-19 pandemic and the lessons we can learn from World War 2 public messaging. References: Introduction from: Britain Can Take It: The British Cinema in t...

Augusta University Writing Center
04/05/2020

Augusta University Writing Center

We are open for online appointments during spring break (April 6-10). Schedule now at mywco.com/augusta

#augwritingcenter #augustauniversity #wearepamplin #onlinetutoring #students #writingcenter

Augusta University Libraries
04/02/2020

Augusta University Libraries

Welcome (virtually) back, Jags! We're sad we won't see your faces for a while, but we're still here for you. University Libraries now have extended library chat hours to help you stay on track and answer your research questions. Chat with us! https://askus.augusta.edu/
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#augustauniversity #librarychat #researchhelp #reeselibrary #greenblattlibrary

03/21/2020
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - The Augusta Chronicle, 3/21/2020

Historian, Dr. Ruth McClelland-Nugent shares some thoughts about WWII strategies that are applicable now:
http://digital.olivesoftware.com/Olive/ODN/AugustaChronicle/shared/ShowArticle.aspx?doc=TAC/2020/03/21&entity=Ar01303&sk=9D082B87&mode=text&fbclid=IwAR2r2b8kNMkDZk3v5jB6k9IPVC_BiY85joRJcl3Z1s9a76C-PI9JFGqU8lM

Our nation is facing a crisis that requires us to become civic-minded, very quickly. As someone who has taught about World War II in my classes for many years, it seems clear to me that our current public health emergency requires a similar “wartime” mindset. Here are five wartime slogans that w...

Augusta University Libraries
03/16/2020

Augusta University Libraries

Due to two presumptive positive COVID-19 cases at AU Health System, Reese Library is closed effective immediately. Greenblatt will remain open until 5 PM today. Both libraries intend to reopen on March 30th. We have automatically extended the checkout period of all items to March 30th. No overdue fines will accrue during this time period and all patrons with renewed items will receive an updated checkout receipt in their email
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#LibrariesHours #Coronavirus #COVID19

Augusta University Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
03/12/2020

Augusta University Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Today is the day! Stop by the JSAC Ballroom from 2-4 p.m. TODAY for the Pamplin Internship Fair! Students will be able to meet with employers and learn about internship opportunities. See you there!

Folks interested in pursuing grad school are invited to this Q&A by historian at The University of Alabama.
03/04/2020

Folks interested in pursuing grad school are invited to this Q&A by historian at The University of Alabama.

Cultural Anthropologist Dr. Angela Bratton will be presenting about her fieldwork in Africa on Thurs.
02/25/2020

Cultural Anthropologist Dr. Angela Bratton will be presenting about her fieldwork in Africa on Thurs.

We have excellent programs and faculty. Come check us out on Mon.https://jagwire.augusta.edu/augusta-university-welcomes...
02/14/2020
Augusta University welcomes prospective students to Winter Preview Day

We have excellent programs and faculty. Come check us out on Mon.
https://jagwire.augusta.edu/augusta-university-welcomes-prospective-students-to-winter-preview-day/

Augusta University’s first Undergraduate Preview Day of 2020 is coming up on Monday, Feb. 17. This event is one of the largest Admissions events of the year, and is Augusta University’s opportunity to showcase academic programs and student services to prospective students.

National Anthropology Day is almost here!
02/06/2020

National Anthropology Day is almost here!

This is free to our current History and Anthro students. Fees for community attendees is $20.
02/04/2020

This is free to our current History and Anthro students. Fees for community attendees is $20.

Augusta University is pleased to host the 2020 Georgia Association of Historians conference this coming weekend. There are a number of panels and papers that may be of interest to you. More information is here: https://www.gahistorians.org/conferences-and-events.html and the conference program is here: https://www.gahistorians.org/uploads/7/9/3/4/79348938/gah_2020_program.pdf. All the panels will be on the Summerville campus of Augusta University.

The informal kick-off is Thursday, February 6th at 6pm, with a reception at the Lamar House/Historic Augusta. Conference panels start Friday morning and run through mid-day Saturday. There are numerous sessions about Georgia history, with one full panel devoted to Augusta history and politics on Saturday morning (10:30-12:15), which is chaired by Dr. Lee Ann Caldwell.

And of particular note is our keynote speaker, Dr. Kate Lemay of the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative, whose talk is entitled “Does Women’s History Have a Branding Problem? Insights from Curating Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence.” Please note that the keynote will be in the ballroom of the Partridge Inn, starting at 5:30pm on Friday, February 7th – doors open at 5pm.

For our local non-academic attendees, there is a special registration fee of $20 (note that this does not include the Saturday luncheon, but does include the keynote reception). Pre-registration is NOT necessary. Local attendees can come directly to the registration table for the conference on the second-floor of the Jaguar Student Activity Center (follow the signs), Friday between 9 and 4:30, or Saturday morning. Please have either a check or cash. Designated parking is in Lot #104, on the southeast corner of the Jaguar Student Activity Center. If you wish to attend just the keynote, you can register and pay at the keynote.

For further questions, please contact Dr. Andrew Goss directly at either [email protected] or 706 737 1709.

Augusta University Writing Center
02/04/2020

Augusta University Writing Center

Late at night? We’ll help you write! We now have extended hours on Tuesday and Thursday. #augwritingcenter #augustauniversity #wearepamplin #writingcenter

Looking for additional ways to get involved at AU?
01/30/2020

Looking for additional ways to get involved at AU?

If you are interested in reading poetry, fiction, nonfiction, or drama written by an author who identifies as African Am...
01/30/2020
African American Read-In 2020

If you are interested in reading poetry, fiction, nonfiction, or drama written by an author who identifies as African American, please complete this form. The event will be Wed., Feb 19 9am -12:30pm.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeSHxPCVm0g3g_G42mgns4FASySk2u09Ool4_m2gXSPyMX7zg/viewform

If you are interested in reading poetry, fiction, nonfiction, or drama written by an author who identifies as African American, please complete this form. The event will be Wed., Feb 19 9am -12:30pm.

Augusta University Libraries
01/27/2020

Augusta University Libraries

75 years ago today, January 27, 1945, Soviet troops entered the Polish town of Oświęcim liberating Auschwitz, a sprawling complex of labor, concentration, and extermination camps run by the Nazi Regime. Over a million people, almost exclusively Jewish, were killed in the Auschwitz camps, alone. We have commemorated the day with a pop-up display on the 2nd floor of Reese Library. The display will be available for viewing to the end of January.
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#AuschwitzLiberation #LibraryDisplay #ReeseLibrary

01/26/2020
Check out the new sign to the Archaeology lab!
01/22/2020

Check out the new sign to the Archaeology lab!

The Jagstore has Dept. of HAP t-shirts!  Get one for yourself and all your favorite people!
01/15/2020

The Jagstore has Dept. of HAP t-shirts! Get one for yourself and all your favorite people!

This is a great time to take Historian Dr. Mike Bishku's Modern Middle East course! HIST3031.
01/04/2020

This is a great time to take Historian Dr. Mike Bishku's Modern Middle East course! HIST3031.

12/13/2019

Congrats to our Fall 2019 Graduates!!🥳

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