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Letter to students from the Dept., April 3, 2020

Dear History majors, minors, and graduate students:

We are living in historic times, and discovering the difficulties that are part of that experience.  First and foremost, the faculty and staff of the Department of History hope that you and yours are able to stay safe.

As you transition to distance learning, please do not hesitate to contact anyone in the department who can help with problems or questions that will arise.  When you have questions or face an impediment to your learning, please contact your professor, the office staff (call 912-344-2763 or 912-478-0377, leave a message, and your call will be returned), or me (  If you are a graduate student, you can also contact Dr. Roell, Dr. van Wagenen, or Dr. Hendricks.

If you’re looking for a mobile hotspot, here’s a map of Georgia libraries with open wi-fi: The libraries are closed, but you can still access the wi-fi. It’s not ideal, but it might help!  If you take this option, remember to follow the guidelines issued by the state, including social distancing and adhering to the curfew.

If you haven’t already “liked” the Department of History page on Facebook, please do so.  It’s a great source of information.

As historians, we rely on texts to help us understand the past.  Think about contributing to that record by keeping a journal during this time.  It can be a good way to process what is happening, and you’ll be creating a legacy so that others in the future can better understand what this experience was like.

Stay safe, wash your hands, and keep in touch with the department!

Best wishes,

Carol Herringer

Chair, Department of History


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