Arts & Humanities

Deep dive into bioarchaeological data reveals Mediterranean migration trends over 8,000 years

A team of international researchers led by a Florida State University assistant professor has analyzed reams of data from the Neolithic to Late Roman period looking at migration patterns across the Mediterranean and found that despite evidence of cultural connections, there’s little evidence of massive migration across the region. “Because of the prevailing scholarly attitude of the […]

FSU Art Education student battling terminal illness receives doctoral degree 

A doctoral student suffering from a terminal illness received her degree from Florida State University, recognizing her years of scholarship. Professors Ann Rowson Love and Pat Villeneuve in the College of Fine Arts Department of Art Education presented Susan Mann with a doctoral degree in Museum Education and Visitor-Centered Exhibitions. “Susan Mann’s presence in the […]

FSU Middle East Center presents 12th annual film festival

Florida State University’s Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics and the FSU Middle East Center will host the 12th annual Middle East Film Festival, showcasing films that represent perspectives rarely seen in mainstream media. The festival, which runs from Feb. 21 through March 21, is sponsored by the Middle East Center and the Student Life Cinema and features five films over the course of five Sundays. “Our selection offers cultural […]

FSU anthropologist to investigate possible site of Apalachee revolt

A Florida State University anthropologist has received a grant from the National Park Service to investigate a site that may hold clues to a 17th-century revolt by the Apalachee Indians against Spanish missionaries. Associate Professor of Anthropology Tanya Peres received $207,000 to conduct field work in Northeast Florida on a property where artifacts consistent with […]

FSU’s Winthrop-King Institute hosts symposium to explore connections between cognitive science and transcultural literature

Florida State University’s Winthrop-King Institute for Contemporary French and Francophone Studies and the FSU Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics will explore the connections between cognitive science and transcultural literature in the Francophone world through a one-day virtual symposium. “Cognitive Decoloniality: Two Cultures and the Transcultural, Exploring the Mental Experiences of Transcultural Literature from the Caribbean to the […]

Philosophy professor awarded fellowship to probe issue of resiliency

A Florida State University philosophy professor has been offered a prestigious faculty fellowship from the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study. Professor of Philosophy John Schwenkler will spend the 2021-2022 academic year at the University of Notre Dame, researching the topic of resilient self-belief as a visiting faculty fellow thanks to the $52,000 fellowship. “Yearlong fellowships like this are highly competitive. The […]

FSU College of Fine Arts faculty featured in virtual exhibition ‘What it Takes’

In a first-of-its-kind virtual faculty exhibition, Florida State University’s Museum of Fine Arts (MoFA) has brought together the six schools and departments in the College of Fine Arts for a celebration and exploration of the power of research in the arts. “What It Takes” features work from faculty across the college, showing the strengths, visions […]

FSU’s Museum of Fine Arts announces guest lecture series

The Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts (MoFA) will host a series of guest lectures that will highlight speakers who utilize diverse approaches to their creative practice and lead discussions that are vital to the arts and the community. Meredith Lynn, MoFA’s assistant curator and director of galleries, said that the museum is thrilled […]

Profile in Leadership: Master Craftsman program director embraces change during the pandemic

Being able to pivot on a dime has always been part of Master Craftsman Studio program director John Raulerson’s modus operandi. When the COVID-19 pandemic developed, the university’s in-house art studio transitioned from creating custom sculptures and other public artwork to the production of medical-grade face shields and plexiglass partitions. That ability to change has […]

FSU provost selected to lead pair of academic boards

Florida State University Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sally McRorie has been selected to leadership positions of two academic boards. McRorie is serving as president of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and as chair of the Faculty Advisory Board for the University Press of Florida. “It’s an […]

Art professor receives New York Times recognition for one of the ‘Best Art Books of 2020’

A Florida State University art professor’s latest publication has been lauded by New York Times art critics as one of the “Best Art Books of 2020.” Assistant Professor Jessica Ingram’s book, “Road Through Midnight: A Civil Rights Memorial,” is the culmination of a decade of work and field research that documents seemingly ordinary places through […]

FSU-produced film wins major awards at national and international film festivals

A film produced by faculty and students at Florida State University’s School of Dance recently received multiple awards from film festivals worldwide. The collaborative underwater dance film, “Liminality,” won Best Film Production and People’s Choice awards at the Inspired Dance Film Festival Australia 2020, hosted in Sydney, Australia. “Liminality” was co-directed by dancer, choreographer and […]