Department of History & Anthropology

Southeast's Department of History and Anthropology boasts award-winning faculty and small class sizes - this means that you will receive the personal attention and community support that are keys to success. We will challenge you to think critically and introduce you to times and civilizations that will fire your imagination. We are committed to your education and that extends beyond the classroom. You will gain real-world experience through internships and advanced projects, all before you graduate.

History and Anthropology News

    Political Conflict, Religious Struggle in New Nation Focus of Crader Lecture

    “Political Conflict and Religious Struggle in the New Nation: The Federalists and The View from 2018,” will be the topic of the 2018 Department of History and Anthropology Crader Humanities Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at Southeast Missouri State University. The event is free and open to the public and will be held in […]

    Bequest to Establish Two New Southeast Endowed Scholarships

    A $120,000 bequest from the estate of the late Dr. F. Gregory Dickey has paved the way for the establishment of two new endowed scholarships through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation. The two new scholarships, each funded at $30,000, are the Tom Doherty Endowed Scholarship and the J.C. Brandt Endowed Scholarship. Both will be awarded […]

    Southeast’s Historic Preservation Program, Hoffman Recognized in Kansas City

    The Southeast Missouri State University historic preservation program and Cape Girardeau were strongly represented at Main Street Now, a national conference of National Main Street Center, Inc. (NMSC) recently held in Kansas City, Missouri, and hosted by Missouri Main Street Connection (MMSC). Dr. Carlos Vargas, president of Southeast; Dr. Steven Hoffman, coordinator of Southeast’s historic […]

    Southeast Students Kicking Off Summer with Experiential Learning at Historic Preservation Field School

    Beginning May 14, Southeast Missouri State University historic preservation students will be rolling up their sleeves in Ste. Genevieve County for an up-close, two-week experience where they will explore French culture and architecture and learn to interpret, understand and preserve their findings. Each summer, graduate and undergraduate students in Southeast’s historic preservation program attend the […]


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