Department of History, Anthropology, Africana Studies and Social Studies
Welcome to a dynamic department with diverse and far-reaching interests! Our faculty and students are working and studying people, places and time periods around the world, in Puerto Rico, Spain, France, Japan, Namibia, and even in Warrensburg itself. If you are interested in majoring or minoring in any of our programs, peruse the Prospective Students link or the Undergraduate Programs link, both on the left (or, on mobile, seen after tapping the three lines next to the department name above).
Upcoming department events are listed at the bottom on this page. Join is for free lectures, zoo trips, Anthro Club, and History Club!
As you explore the information about our programs, curriculum, faculty, and student organzations, you'll discover a strong, diverse, and student-oriented department. Our Department Chair's greeting letter provides an overview of our strengths and what you can expect to find here as a student.
Please contact us to learn more. Our office address is:
The Department of History and Anthropology
Wood Hall, Room. 136
Ph: (660) 543-4404
Calabash Jamaica Study Tour Returns!
Dr. Delia Gillis took students to Jamaica, where they visited schools, contibuted to a service learning project with the Treasure Beach Women's Group, and attended the internationally acclaimed Calabash Literary Festival. You can take a look at pictures and read about their experiences here!
Upcoming Department Events
Sept 13th: First History Club meeting - officer elections, and choosing the year's events, 4 pm, Wood 104
Sept 14th: Anthro Club meeting with information about summer internships, 6 pm, Wood 206
Sept 15th: Dr. Carol Faulker, Professor of History, Syracuse University, will present a public lecture titled "Lucretia Mott at Seneca Falls: Religion, Race, and Women's Rights," at 7 pm in Union 238. Dr. Faulkner's lecture is sponsored by the department and the Constitution Week planning committee.
Sept 19th: Anthro Club grad school application workshop, 3:30 pm, Wood 206
Sept 24th: Ask-A-Curator Day at the university Museum in Kirkpatrick Library 1470. Bring family for Family Weekend and ask a museum curator about your favorite old object, and how to care for it. 10 am - 2 pm.
Sept 26th: A public lecture in anthropology by award-winning writer and Haverford College Associate Professor Dr. Anne Balay, titled "Truck Drivers' Stories: Lives at the crossroads of change in regimes of technology, surveillance, and sex."
Sept 29th: Phi Alpha Theta, Kappa Lambda Chapter initiation ceremony will take place at 3:45 pm in the Performance Corner of James C. Kirkpatrick Library. Dr. Micah Alphaugh will present the keynote address, "Why History Matters."
Oct 1st: Anthro Club trip to Kansas City Zoo
Oct 6th: Africana Studies at the Black Archives, 6:30 pm
Oct 13-18th: Jamaica Service Learning Trip
Oct 17th: Anthro Club workshop on conference research and presentations, 3:30 pm, Wood 206
Oct 20th: Anthro Club meeting and presentations about London Study Tour, 6 pm, Wood 206
Nov 15th: A public lecture, "Race and Biology: Why do we look different and what does it all mean?" presented by our own Dr. Hannah E. Marsh, 6 pm in Nahm Auditorium (WC Morris building).
Nov 17th: Department Research Symposium 3:30-5 pm