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Department of History

Welcome to the Department of History

Home to nearly 300 years of Georgia history, Savannah offers an ideal setting for those who love to explore the mysteries of the past. Internationally famous for the beauty of its parks, squares and architecture, Savannah and its surrounding Lowcountry environs are rich in opportunities for investigating questions of constitutional, religious, environmental, military and maritime history as well as applied studies in historic preservation and public history. With America’s largest National Historic Landmark District and acclaimed museums and archives, Savannah is a living laboratory awaiting your interest in history.

Armstrong offers Bachelors and Master’s degrees in History as well as a Graduate Certificate in Public History. Students have opportunities to take courses in Ancient, African, Asian, European and American history along with courses in Archival and Museum Studies, Historic Preservation and Digital History. Additionally, the department offers several courses in Geography including classes in GIS programming and analysis. Beyond the classroom, students are involved in local internships and study abroad programs and serve as faculty research assistants or editors for the Undergraduate Journal of History.

Historians are detectives and problem solvers. Learning to find nuanced answers and make critical insights from the evidence available, our students hone their analytical and investigative expertise. At the same time, students refine their communication techniques through the writing and presentation of their research. Accordingly, graduates of Armstrong’s history programs possess skills and acquire experiences highly sought after by employers in both the public and private sectors.

                                 Think History. Think Savannah.

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In the News

History graduate student Lacy Brooks' slavery project has made headlines:
 

Armstrong Assistant Professor of Geography Amy Potter brings the past to life by exploring historic southern plantations:

NEWS:

Read More Armstrong to Host Robert I. Strozier Faculty Lecture by Dr. Felicity Turner on March 24

(March 17, 2017) – Armstrong will host a free lecture by Dr. Felicity Turner, an assistant professor of history. In “The Madness of Mary Telfair,” Turner will examine how gendered assumptions informed late 19th-century medical and legal understandings of madness and insanity. This event is open to the public.

Read More Armstrong To Host Discussion with “Mercy Street” Actor William Mark McCullough and Dr. Felicity Turner on Feb. 23

(February 21, 2017) – In “Presenting the Civil War: Women, Medicine and Hollywood on ‘Mercy Street’,” the two will discuss PBS Civil War drama, “Mercy Street,” produced by Ridley Scott. This event is free and open to the public.

Read More Armstrong to Host A Moveable Feast Faculty Lecture on Jan. 26

(January 18, 2017) – Armstrong State University will host a free lecture by Comparative Literature Assistant Professor Hapsatou Wane and History Associate Professor Allison Scardino Belzer. In a lecture titled “Women in Conflict: Constructing Identity in the Twentieth Century During Dictatorship and War,” they will draw from distinct historical moments and settings to explore how women writers respond to political and military conflict.

Read More Hopkins to Deliver A Moveable Feast Lecture at Massey School

(March 8, 2016) Armstrong will host A Moveable Feast faculty lecture featuring history professor Dr. June Hopkins on Thursday, March 10 at 6 p.m. at The Massey School Classroom, located at 207 East Gordon Street.

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