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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

    Students’ Historical Exhibitions Open April 15 in Kent Library

    Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of History and Anthropology will feature the work of four historic preservation students in three exhibitions opening April 15 on Kent Library’s main floor. An opening reception will be held April 15 at 2 p.m. Face coverings will be required, and social distancing guidelines will be in place. The students completed [...]

    Rhodes Discussing ‘Art as Cultural Revolution’ in April 8 After Hours Series Lecture

    Dr. Joel Rhodes, Southeast Missouri State University professor of history, will present the April 8 “After Hours: Conversations on Art and Culture” lecture at Southeast’s Catapult Creative House. The presentation, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for 7 p.m. Face coverings will be required, and social distancing guidelines will be in [...]

    Snyder Named Director of Southeast’s Jane Stephens Honors Program

    Dr. Joseph Snyder, assistant professor of history at Southeast Missouri State University, has been named director of the Jane Stephens Honors Program. He replaces Dr. Jim McGill, professor of chemistry, who had served as director of the honors program since 2017. Snyder joined Southeast in 2018 and teaches both modern and ancient history courses, including [...]

    Center for Regional History, University Press Publish Missouri Native’s Childhood Short Stories

    The Center for Regional History in collaboration with University Press, both at Southeast Missouri State University, recently published the childhood short stories of Missouri native Ruby Allee Wright in “Twelve Corners – The Refuge of My Youth.” In “Twelve Corners,” readers will step back in time 100 years to rural Brumley, Missouri, in the heart [...]


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