Augusta University History, Anthropology and Philosophy Department

Augusta University History, Anthropology and Philosophy Department Keep in touch with AU Augusta's History, Anthropology and Philosophy Department on Facebook! 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.

Operating as usual

Augusta University Study Abroad Office
11/12/2020

Augusta University Study Abroad Office

We’re excited to partner with @aug_mse next week for a special edition of Multicultural Monday! Swing by our table in JSAC to grab a croissant, cannoli, or (bottled) coffee to go!

While you’re there, discover more about the programs offered throughout the week.

Full description of programs available at augusta.edu/studyabroad/IEW (link in bio)

#augstudyabroad #augstudyaway #jagsontheprowl #augstudyabroadalumni #augustauniversity #IEW2020

Augusta University Libraries
10/15/2020

Augusta University Libraries

October celebrates American Archives Month! Archival repositories all over the country work diligently to preserve historical records. The University Libraries continue to promote the importance of this mission through their Special and Historical Collections. To learn more about the photo in this post (and to browse other digital collections), visit the blog post below!

https://reeselibrary.wordpress.com/2020/09/10/heritage-unit-news-photograph/

Augusta University Libraries
09/15/2020

Augusta University Libraries

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 - October 15! September 15 is a significant day because it is the anniversary of the independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Come by the library and check out a book about the history of Hispanic Americans or an entertaining fictional read by a Hispanic author. (Books shown are located at Reese Library) #augustauniversitylibraries #HispanicHeritageMonth

We're very excited and honored to announce that we are this year's recipient of AU's Program Teaching Excellence Award! ...
09/14/2020

We're very excited and honored to announce that we are this year's recipient of AU's Program Teaching Excellence Award! 🥳

09/02/2020
09/01/2020
Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site

Historian Dr. Holly Pinheiro talks about his research.

For episode 10 of the U.S. Grant History Chat, Dr. Holly A. Pinheiro, Jr., professor of history at Augusta University, discusses his scholarship on African American experiences during the Civil War Era, particularly free Northern Black families. His book "The Families' Civil War" is forthcoming with University of Georgia Press in the summer of 2021. The following topics were discussed:

0:55: What originally motivated Dr. Pinheiro to study the Civil War era.

2:07: The role of African American women in wartime mobilization in the Civil War North.

8:34: The process of organizing United States Colored Troop Regiments in Philiadelphia, New York, Boston, and St. Louis.

13:00: Why it's important to study how warfare affects families.

14:50: Other projects Dr. Pinheiro is currently working on.

Despite the pandemic there are still some internship opportunities available.
08/27/2020
Thinking about internships? You should be.

Despite the pandemic there are still some internship opportunities available.

As each year passes, and more students are entering the postgraduate workforce, there seems to be a growing emphasis on the need for an internship. In fact, many universities are beginning to require an internship in order to graduate. If it’s never occurred to you that you should be considering g...

Augusta University Libraries
08/17/2020

Augusta University Libraries

Did you know? GIL-Express is back! Place a hold on items from other USG schools and pick them up at Reese or Greenblatt. We are also accepting your GIL-Express returns. Visit our GIL Libguide for more info: https://guides.augusta.edu/gilfind
#DidYouKnow #AugustaUniversityLibraries

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Dr. Wayne Mixon, retired Professor of History and form...
08/13/2020
Kenneth Mixon Obituary - Martinez, GA

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Dr. Wayne Mixon, retired Professor of History and former chair of our department. Dr. Mixon's focus was Southern US History. Our deepest condolences go to his family and friends. His virtual memorial service information is included in the link.

https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/martinez-ga/kenneth-mixon-9304417?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=share_obit&utm_content=obituary&fbclid=IwAR348qPMYmD5ecZvDWDmy17g1kOfD1b8cbimmflG-viQqt6OB3VUyON5Jxg

Celebrate the life of Kenneth Mixon, leave a kind word or memory and get funeral service information care of Elliott Sons Funeral Home.

Check out this from bit of history Special Collections.
08/13/2020
Heritage Unit News: Finding Aid

Check out this from bit of history Special Collections.

From Special Collections & Institutional Archives: The finding aid “Augusta Fire Department records, 1879-1884″ (ARCHS 007) describes records of late nineteenth century fires and associat…

08/09/2020
Augusta University
08/06/2020

Augusta University

There is no question that this semester won’t look like any other. Check out a few items that will not only improve your experience but will keep you safe. For more information on campus reopening, click the link in our bio. #JagsComeBack @ Augusta University

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.

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Thanks for coming to my talk, everyone! Here's the published Ted video.
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