We recently mailed out the department's newsletter for 2012. If you missed it, you can catch up on all our news (in PDF form) here.
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.
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.
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.