Department of History
Understanding the Past to Shape the Future.
Welcome to the History Department at FSU.
As an FSU History student, you will learn how the world works. There is no understanding the present without understanding its origins in the past.
What do we do?
Through research, we seek an improved and more accurate understanding of the past.
Through reading, reflection, and debate, we develop new methods for understanding the past.
Through lectures and seminars, we share our findings with students and colleagues.
Through our public speaking and publishing, we bring these narratives to wider audiences.
Together, we are shaping the way history is understood today and practiced tomorrow.
As an undergraduate you will
- Select a broad range of courses covering most of the globe, most periods of human history, and most areas of human experience (gender, politics, economics, sexuality, law, war, etc.);
- Learn to do history: Frame a question. Seek out and evaluate sources. Interpret evidence. Craft a persuasive argument. Convey your findings across multiple media; and
- Acquire crucial skills employers seek and graduate schools require, particularly the ability to write clearly and persuasively.
As a graduate student you will
- Develop deep subject knowledge - through a focused curriculum;
- Learn the scholarly conventions of the modern historical profession - through research-oriented seminars;
- Participate in formal training courses preparing you for future employment as a professional historian; and
- Develop the skills to teach history at the college and university level - through coursework and extensive in-class experience.
Dr. Flores-Villalobos is an assistant professor of history at The Ohio State University, where she specializes in the history of gender, race, and migration. She earned her PhD from New York University in African Diaspora History. Her talk at FSU represents a portion of her current book project, The Silver Women: Intimacy and Migration in the Panama Canal. In this book, Dr.
FSU at the Capitol Day! February 12, 2020
The Institute on World War II and the Human Experience was there.
From left to right, first row: Mallory McGovern, Beatrice Dain.Second row, left to right: Laran Dixon, Sheighlin Hagerty, Grace Overholt.
How do states determine the value of life and health? This is the question that Ben Goff, PhD candidate in French history, asks in his research. On the one hand we cringe at the notion of subjecting life and health to financial considerations; but on the other, the state must not bankrupt itself when treating the medical needs of every suffering citizen.