Arts & Humanities

FSU graduate’s ‘fishy film’ helps her earn Directors Guild of America honors

The adjustment to college life can leave some students feeling like they don’t fit in. It was this idea that sparked Kyra Gardner, then a Florida State University student in the College of Motion Picture Arts, to create her film “Phoebe,” which just earned her Best Woman Student Filmmaker honors from the Directors Guild of […]

FSU Museum of Fine Arts presents ‘Rising Water’ exhibition

The Museum of Fine Arts (MoFA) at Florida State University presents “Rising Water: Artists Working in Response to Hurricanes,” an exhibition featuring work from artists across hurricane-impacted areas of the United States and the Caribbean. “Rising Water” explores how to center creativity, empathy and humanity in planning for a future that will include increasingly violent […]

FSU researchers receive NEH grant to strengthen data sharing in the humanities

A Florida State University team of researchers has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to determine what a data repository for a specific subset of the humanities might look like. The grant will fund the project “Data Repository Infrastructure for Prosopographic Data,” which proposes a three-day working meeting to convene […]

FSU philosophy professor wins coveted NEH Fellowship

Florida State University Associate Professor of Philosophy Nathanael Stein has been selected as a recipient of a highly competitive grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The NEH Fellowship, worth $60,000, will allow Stein to take a yearlong sabbatical to complete work on his forthcoming book tentatively titled “Causation and Explanation in Aristotle.” Stein, […]

Blind architect to be featured speaker at inaugural Master Lecture Series

The Florida State University College of Fine Arts, in conjunction with the Florida A&M University School of Architecture and Engineering Technology and the Tallahassee chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), presents the inaugural Master Lecture Series, a new program designed to bring educational and interesting speakers to the Tallahassee community. This year, the […]

Murals brighten lab where students learn wonders of anatomy

On a formerly blank and boring concrete-block wall in the Florida State University College of Medicine’s anatomy lab, a soccer player perpetually poses in mid-kick. At first glance she appears to be wearing an elaborately patterned bodysuit. Then you see that her body is the suit. She’s wearing nothing but muscle. She’s right at home […]

FSU School of Dance faculty member awarded prestigious Bogliasco Fellowship

A Florida State University dance professor has been awarded the prestigious Bogliasco Study Center Fellowship. Award-winning dancer and choreographer Gwen Welliver, an assistant professor in the School of Dance, will spend a one-month residency during the spring 2020 semester at the Bogliasco Study Center in Italy. The Bogliasco Foundation supports the arts and humanities by […]

FSU English doctoral student spearheads literacy program for incarcerated individuals

Florida State University doctoral student Dyan Neary is driven by a passion to give a voice to the voiceless, using her writing skills to reach communities and empower them to share their stories. Since coming to Tallahassee to pursue a doctorate in creative writing from Florida State, the New York University graduate has dedicated herself […]

FSU religion doctoral candidate wins fellowship to study abroad in India

Rebecca Peters, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Religion at Florida State University, has won a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship for 2020. Peters will travel to Mumbai, India, in January to research how the culture of Hinduism informs content Bollywood produces, specifically the portrayal of gender roles, for its worldwide audience of […]

FSU professor becomes member of the International Academy of Ceramics

A Florida State University professor of art has been invited by international colleagues to become a member of the International Academy of Ceramics. Holly Hanessian, who joined the Department of Art faculty in 2005, has accepted a prestigious nomination to become a member of the International Academy of Ceramics, the principal organization representing the interests […]

FSU School of Dance presents striking works at annual ‘An Evening of Dance’

The Florida State University School of Dance presents “An Evening of Dance,” an annual event that highlights the creative choreography and performance skills of the school’s students and faculty. Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, and Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Nancy Smith Fichter Dance Theatre in Montgomery Hall, located on […]

FSU College of Motion Picture Arts ranks among nation’s best film schools

The Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts continued its ascent in the rankings of yet another entertainment industry publication. The Wrap News revealed last week that FSU placed No. 13 in its list of the nation’s top 50 film schools. FSU was ranked No. 14 by The Wrap last year. The Wrap touted […]