History major

History major Kayla Reeves graduated with honors from Florida State University in Spring 2024. She originally enjoyed studying British history but now focuses on American history with an emphasis on the Southern United States, religious history, and social movements.

Brooke devoted her senior seminar project to researching child burial practices at the Old City Cemetery in Tallahassee. She wanted to research something local and utilize local resources available at the State Archives of Florida.

When Catherine Patillo decided to work on the history of Doak Campbell Stadium for her senior seminar paper, she quickly discovered that there was a lot of material available in FSU's Special Collection. In this interview, Patillo describes how she stayed on top of her primary sources and the writing of her research paper.

Last fall, Wesley Grayson chose the senior seminar with the title "Crimes of the Powerful and Civil Resistance." In this interview, he explains the challenges of working on a topic that relies heavily on non-English language sources.

Ana Luyanda has had a passion for museums and history since elementary school. This semester she is interning at two places in Tallahassee: the Museum of Florida History and the Riley House and Center Museum. Here she talks about her experiences.

What's it like to do undergraduate research? Follow Leilani and Maddox as they talk about their time working on projects related to the Rosenstrasse protests in Germany in 1943.

After three semesters as a social media intern, Brooke Thomson shares her experiences designing digital content and refining her storytelling skills.

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.

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.