News and Features

John Hight researched how women's participation in car racing and driving in the interwar period (1918-1939) in Britain reflected changing gender roles and representations in society.

History major Kayla Reeves has been interning at the Thomasville History Center for the last two semesters. This allowed her to see how a physical archive works, as previously she had only used online archives. In this article, Reeves explains how working on the history of one town has provided her with a new historical perspective.

Dr. Cyril Triolaire is a Fulbright scholar visiting FSU’s History department from the University of Clermont Auvergne in France where he is associate professor of History and Theater Studies. In this interview, Triolaire talks about his current research on fairground and curiosity shows in France and the U.S. from the 1770s to the 1810s.

Noah Cole studies the ideologies of factionalism in northern Italy in the 15th century. He is also the secretary of the HGSA. As such he organizes its meetings, takes notes, and creates action items. In this interview, Cole talks about the role the HGSA plays in the department.

Christopher Loman came to FSU as an undergraduate and is currently completing his master's degree. As treasurer, he handles the budgetary aspects of the HGSA. In this interview, Loman emphasizes the importance of the HGSA for support and providing opportunities for graduate students like presenting at their annual conference.

The HGSA is an important part of graduate student life. In this article, Danielle Wirsansky shares how she came to History and talks about her role as vice president organizing the annual graduate student conference.

Find out more about History's graduate student association. In this interview, we hear from Monique Hyman about her graduate school career and her involvement in the HGSA.

Read about doing research in Serbian archives in this interview with Dragana Zivkovic. Zivkovic’s research explores the lives of middle and upper-class women in the late 18th-early 19th century in the Balkans, an area that was closely connected to the rest of Europe.

In her Ph.D. dissertation, Baylee Staufenbiel works on the medieval medical theory that women have a seven-chambered uterus. In this interview, she discusses her research across multiple countries to discover the oldest text mentioning this concept.

History major Alexandra graduated from Florida State in Spring 2023. In this interview, she explains how she decided on her research topic, sets out the sources she used from newspaper articles to government records to art, and shares what helped her stay on track with her project.