News

Congratulations to Ed Gray on the release of the Oxford Handbook of the American Revolution, which he edited with Jane Kamensky. The book's thirty-three essays offer the latest scholarship on the Revolution. Buy it here or at your local bookseller.

Jon Kent Thompson (B.A. expected Spring 2013) was awarded an Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Award from the FSU Undergraduate Research Office. His project, entitled "Catfish Pearls: Preserving the History and Culture of North Florida’s Coastal Towns and Peoples," is supervised by Dr. Sheppard. Thompson exhibited this poster at the URCA symposium in October 2012.

Across the Spectrum, the newsletter of the College of Arts and Sciences, offered a profile of Prof. Jim Jones in its summer issue. If you are one of his 21,000 former students, or even if you're one of the few who are not, you can read about his 54 years in the department here.

Congratulations to Dr. Peter Garretson, who published A Victorian Gentleman and Ethiopian Nationalist: The Life and Times of Hakim Wärqenäh, Dr. Charles Martin with James Currey in June. More details here.

This online course, offered by Prof. Koslow, examines the theory and practice of the ways in which history is collected, preserved, and interpreted using digital mediums. Students will explore the critical debates surrounding the opportunities and limitations in using new media in historical practice, which entails researching, writing, and presenting historical arguments. Building on those analyses, students will evaluate the utility of digital tools for historical practice. Students will also engage in the process of creating digital history themselves. More information.

Peter Simons (PhD Chicago 2012) will join the department this fall as postdoctoral fellow in History of Science/Environmental History of the North. He will be working with Professor Ronald E. Doel. For more on his research, see his profile.

A bumper crop of university teaching awards this year: Undergraduate Teaching Awards for Alex Aviña, Neil Jumonville, and Pam Robbins, and a Graduate Teaching Award for Kristine Harper. Congratulations!

Graduate students Liz Bryant and Kevin Uhler won Fulbrights to Poland for 2012-3. Liz will study the experiences of homosexual men in Auschwitz-Birkenau, and will be affiliated with Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Kevin will teach English. Both are students of Jim Jones. Congratulations also to Kate Layton, a recent BA graduate, for winning a Fulbright for 2012-2013 to Brazil. Kate also received the Anna Mae Ford Memorial Fellowship for an MA in Latin American Studies at UT Austin.

The Walbolt Dissertation Fellowship Committee is proud to announce that Maureen MacLeod is the winner of this semester's competition for her research proposal "A Society in Flux: Female Education and Societal Transition in Early Nineteenth-Century France, 1799-1830." Maureen will receive funding to conduct her dissertation research. She will also receive funding to cover travel expenses.

Thanks to a generous gift from Dan and Sylvia Walbolt, the department is able to provide this level of funding for one graduate student's dissertation research every semester.

Congratulations to Maureen on this excellent achievement.

Congratulations to Suzanne Sinke, who has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship as the Fulbright-University of Salzburg Visiting Professor.

Dr. Sinke will have a flexible combination of teaching and research activities that entails at least two class sessions per week, and may include advising or supervising advanced students.