PhD student

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.

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.

In this interview, we speak with Courtney, Lucie, and Emi who are working on an Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program project in the History department. Under the direction of Danielle Wirsansky, a PhD candidate in History - and herself a UROP alumna, they are looking at the experience of women spies in World War II.

An interview with Kiri Raber on doing dissertation research in different archives in London, UK. Kiri, a fourth-year, PhD candidate, is researching the history of families throughout the early modern British Empire with a specific focus on Jamaica.

This is an interview with Danielle Wirsansky about her contributions to “The Sum of Many Spaces: Landscape Photography and the Sense of Self,” an exhibition currently at Dirac Science Library on Florida State University’s Tallahassee Campus. Danielle’s photography will be exhibited in Dirac alongside the works of other photographers for the remainder of the spring semester. If you are interested in seeing the exhibition- just visit the entry floor of Dirac and walk straight ahead!

PhD candidate Chelsi Arellano shares her experiences of doing research in London. She is working on the Glorious Revolution of 1688 as a global enterprise with a focus on the East and West Indies, the colonies in North America, and England.