Institutes, Programs, and Lecture Series

The History Department is home to several institutes and programs, each of which offers scholars and the public useful information and resources, and provides graduate students important educational and professional opportunities. These and other institutes sponsored by the History Department are important centers of research, information, and scholarship. In addition, these units often provide students with work opportunities to help fund their graduate studies.

The History Department is also the home to two lecture series, the Allen Morris Forum and the James P. Jones Memorial Lecture.

The James P. Jones Distinguished Lecture Series honors the memory of Professor Jim Jones.

Kathrine Mooney, Coordinator

The Allen Morris Forum on the Native South is a scholarly program run by Andrew Frank.

Andrew Frank, Director


The Institute on Napoleon and the French Revolution is the premier center for Napoleonic studies in North America.

Rafe Blaufarb, Director.


The Institute on World War II and the Human Experience is one of the largest non-federally funded repositories of World War II archival materials in the United States. It collects paper memorabilia and artifacts from veterans, their families, and Home Front workers and volunteers and offers small exhibits and a reference room for researchers. In June 2001, NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw donated his collection that was gathered while writing his books on "The Greatest Generation."

G. Kurt Piehler, Director


The Dorothy and Jonathan Rintels Professorship for Holocaust and Related Studies.  The mandate of The Dorothy and Jonathan Rintels Fund is to "stand and serve as a lasting tribute to the vision and commitment of Dorothy and Jonathan Rintels to the preservation of the memory of the Holocaust and to the defeat of totalitarianism.”

Nathan Stoltzfus, Rintels Professor and Chair in the College of Arts and Sciences


The Program in Historical Administration and Public History trains public historians at the MA level.

Jennifer Koslow, Director.

Holocaust Institute

The Holocaust Institute for Educators provides teachers with comprehensive historical information concerning the Holocaust and supplements the current FSU curriculum to educate young people about the significance of the Holocaust.

History faculty involved in the Institute include Jonathan Grant, Robert Gellately, and Nathan Stotlzfus.