Weston Nunn, a PhD candidate, has been awarded a Walbolt Dissertation Fellowship for his proposal entitled "Between State and Peasantry: The Dynamics of Military Administration in Volunteer-Occupied Russia, 1918-21." He will use the fellowship to research and acquire materials from the Volunteer military regime's justice, food, and interior directorates at the State Archives of the Russian Federation (GARF) in Moscow.

Thanks to a generous gift from Dan and Sylvia Walbolt, the department is able to provide this award, which includes a stipend and travel funding, to one graduate student every semester.

Congratulations Weston!



Professor Suzanne Sinke is spending the spring semester of 2013 at the University of Salzburg as a Fulbright scholar. Read the feature story, then follow Professor Sinke's blog for tales of migration and other adventures.

Congratulations to Earl Ray Beck Professor of History Robert Gellately on his new book, Stalin's Curse, Battling for Communism in War and Cold War published with Knopf.

Read the following reviews on Stalin's Curse published in THE Magazine and The Wall Street Journal.

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.

Our PhDs continue to publish at a great clip. In 2012, we counted at least seven new titles--see the list here. If we missed your book, get in touch.

Professor Jim Jones, teacher of generations (and generations), has been awarded FSU's highest honor: a personal parking spot mere steps from the Bellamy building. For a recent profile of Professor Jones, click here. To see the sort of company he keeps, click here.

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.