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.
In the News
- SavannahNow.com (6/5/2014) - City of Savannah Unveils Slavery Research Project
- GPB News (6/5/2014) - Web Project Highlights Savannah's History of Slavery
- WSAV (6/5/2014) - City to Unveil Municipal Slavery Research Project
- SavannahGA.gov - Municipal Slavery: Learning from the Historical Record
Armstrong Assistant Professor of Geography Amy Potter brings the past to life by exploring historic southern plantations:
- Armstrong News Item - Geography professor, student study on historic Southern plantations