Arts & Humanities

FSU Classics professor awarded Shelby White-Leon Levy grant to publish research

Florida State University Associate Professor of Classics Andrea De Giorgi has been awarded a $20,000 Shelby White-Leon Levy grant for his publication on the archaeology of Daphne by Archaeological Publications at Harvard University. “This is one of the most prestigious and competitive awards available to archaeologists of the eastern Mediterranean,” said Christopher Nappa, chair of […]

FSU performing arts programs persevere through COVID-19 to train next generation of performers

With heavy hearts and a near-empty stage, the world’s live-performance pause has brought more questions than answers. At Florida State University, home to some of the best performing arts programs in the country, one thing is for certain — the show must go on. Now, a year after the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered in-person performances and […]

FSU Office of Research Development to fund research of microaggressions and bystander intervention

A Florida State University program to promote interdisciplinary research will fund a trio of College of Education researchers investigating subtle racial insults and bystander intervention. The researchers will investigate brief, commonplace behavior that communicates negative racial slights — called racial microaggressions — and how bystanders can step in to disarm the situation. Assistant Professor Laura […]

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 […]