Arts & Humanities

FSU professor awarded international fellowship for work in French cultural studies

A Florida State University researcher has received a prestigious fellowship from the Collegium de Lyon in France. Aimée Boutin, a professor of French in the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics in the College of Arts and Sciences, was selected for her innovative research on the impact of the railway on women’s artistic expression in […]

FSU researchers develop new online, mindfulness-based art therapy intervention

It’s been said that art heals. Now, Florida State University researchers have developed an online intervention that combines mindfulness practices, art therapy and the simple act of manipulating clay to reduce stress and anxiety in college students. In a study published in SAGE Journals, the researchers described the results of what may be the first […]

FSU modern languages professor co-organizes Oxford colloquium to discuss environmental and political issues in the Amazon region

A Florida State University scholar co-hosted a colloquium that brought together indigenous leaders, politicians, NGOs, academics and other stakeholders to discuss solutions for major environmental and political problems in the Amazon region. The colloquium, “Amazon: Rising Violence and Disturbing Trends,” took place Jan. 30-Feb. 2 at Oxford University in the United Kingdom. Marcos Colón, a […]

Profile in Leadership: James Frazier comes ‘home’ in new role as dean of FSU’s College of Fine Arts

More than 30 years ago, an undergraduate at Florida State University named James Frazier was running errands to and from the dean’s office of the College of Fine Arts, then the School of Visual Arts and Dance, as a work-study student. Today, Frazier occupies that same office, but as dean of the College of Fine […]

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 […]