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

    Southeast Students Use Geophysics to Map Local Archaeology Site

    Thirteen Southeast Missouri State University students recently participated in a Geophysics in Archaeology Workshop to uncover clues about life in pre-Columbia Mississippian culture in southeast Missouri. The three-day workshop March 21-23 was a collaboration between Dr. Jennifer Bengtson, associate professor of anthropology at Southeast; Dr. Tamira Brennan, curator of Southern Illinois University’s (SIU) Center for [...]

    Southeast Announces History Day 2019 Region 9 Contest Winners

    Southeast Missouri State University has announced the winners in the 2019 National History Day in Missouri Region 9 contest held March 19 at Southeast. For a complete list of winners, visit History Day 2019 results. The theme for History Day 2019 was “Triumph and Tragedy in History” and more than 500 students from across southeast [...]

    513 Area Students to Participate in 2019 History Day Regional Contest at Southeast

    The work of 513 sixth-12th grade students from area schools will be displayed at the 2019 National History Day Regional Contest March 19 in the University Center at Southeast Missouri State University. This year’s contest theme is “Triumph and Tragedy in History” and will feature projects ranging from topics in local, regional, state, national and [...]

    Historic Preservation Experiential Learning Endowed Scholarship Established at Southeast

    The Historic Preservation Experiential Learning Endowed Scholarship has been established through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation. Dr. Debra A. Reid of Dearborn, Michigan, made a $10,000 gift to establish the award. The renewable scholarship will be awarded to a Southeast undergraduate student majoring in historic preservation or a graduate student majoring in public history with [...]


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Department of History and Anthropology
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