Tag - History Anthropology and Philosophy

Professor to speak on history of “geek culture”

Dr. Ruth McClelland-Nugent, associate professor of History and interim director of Women’s and Gender Studies, will speak on “21st Century Nerds: The History of Geek Culture” at AgamaCon, a second annual convention beginning Friday in Aiken. The panel interview and question and...

‘Reacting to the Past’ helps students learn, change history

On Wednesday, Oct. 26, students in Dr. Andrew Goss’ “Modern Japan” class began their day with something a little different. Stepping into class, they split into groups, gathered around a set of rolling tables and rose to bow before a black-and-white photo of Emperor Shōwa, better known as Hirohito...

Experts available on the 2016 Election

Augusta, Ga. – Augusta University faculty experts are available to provide real-time insight, research and analysis on a range of issues – including voter behavior, terrorism and immigration – related to the 2016 Presidential Election. To arrange an interview with an expert, contact the Department...

Life in the favelas: An expert provides insight

Dr. Heather Abdelnur, associate professor of history, explains what life is really like for the hundreds of thousands of people living in Rio’s mountaintop favelas. For the latest from Rio and for great Olympic-related content provided by the talented members of the Augusta University...

What we eat defines who we are, and vice versa

Dr. Angela Bratton, associate professor of anthropology, discusses the relationship between food and culture. Be sure to visit the Olympics page for our latest Olympic-related coverage, including reports from our two correspondents, Arthur Takahashi and Brennan Meagher, who will be on the ground in...

Examining the historical context of Mexico 1968/Brazil 2016

Dr. Heather Abdelnur, associate professor of history, analyzes the historical context of Mexico hosting the Summer Olympics in 1968 and Brazil hosting it in 2016. Abdelnur has an interdisciplinary background in anthropology and Latin American studies. Be sure to visit the Olympics page for our...

3Qs with Bratton and Hammond on Zimbabwe, Emigration and Africa

Dr. Angela Bratton, associate professor of anthropology, and Dr. Augustine Hammond, associate professor of political science and public administration, explain why Zimbabweans are leaving their home country, how this emigration impacts Zimbabwe and more. Be sure to visit the Olympics page for our...

Augusta University Explains the ongoing economic crisis in Zimbabwe

In the documentary “The Extra Mile,” Augusta University alumnus and volunteer assistant coach Pardon Ndhlovu reflected on the difficult economic conditions he experienced growing up in Zimbabwe. Here, Dr. Angela Bratton, associate professor of anthropology, explains the history behind the economic...

3Qs with Angela Bratton on food and culture

Part of the value of the Olympics comes from the sharing of cultures and traditions, and few of these traditions are more fundamental – and surprising – than those surrounding food. Dr. Angela Bratton, associate professor of anthropology, discusses the interesting relationship between food and...

Augusta history students put military history on display

This semester, students enrolled in the history department’s American Military History class had the opportunity to participate in undergraduate research. Next week, those same students will present their research to the public. In January, students chose a topic to focus on throughout the semester...

Augusta University hosts National History Day event

On March 5, 2016, more than 120 students from several area schools, including the Academy of Richmond County, Episcopal Day School, Augusta Preparatory Day School, Westminster Schools of Augusta, and Hickory Hill took part in the regional-level National History Day (NHD) event at Augusta University...

GRU Explains the Confederate Flag Debate

In July, when we were still Georgia Regents University, the South Carolina legislature sparked a national discussion about the Confederate flag when it debated proposals to remove it from Statehouse grounds. For perspective, we talked to Dr. John Hayes, an assistant professor of History… AUGUSTA...

GRU Explains the Confederate Flag debate

AUGUSTA, Ga. – The South Carolina legislature convened Monday to debate proposals to remove the Confederate flag from Statehouse grounds. Dr. John Hayes, an assistant professor of History at Georgia Regents University, teaches courses on the American South. In a new video, he discusses history’s...

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