The Florida State University community celebrated its faculty members who have gone through the rigors of having a book, CD or score published over the past year during the 2023 Authors Day event.
FSU faculty and staff gathered in the historic Longmire Building on Thursday, March 23, to celebrate the faculty who published these works. With topics ranging from the history of Spanish missions in Florida to the intersection of art and violence, the works on display showcased the brilliance and diversity of scholarship within the Florida State community.
FSU faculty produced more than 70 academic press, trade, textbooks, workbooks or eBooks as well as edited collections, original creative works and CDs in 2022.
Provost Jim Clark, who delivered opening remarks, noted that Authors Day is one of his favorite campus events.
“All the works on display are evidence of what incredible faculty we have here at FSU,” Clark said. “It’s amazing how these works can be influential across the board, in the arts, humanities and various professional and scientific scholarly disciplines. It’s a wonderful way for people to learn about what we have here at FSU.”
The event was co-sponsored by the Office of Faculty Development and Advancement and University Libraries.
FSU Director of Faculty Development Peggy Wright-Cleveland said she loved seeing the wide variety of scholarships on display at the event.
“One of the best things about this event is to see how diverse FSU faculty work is and the many places in the world that FSU faculty touch,” she said.
Tanya Peres, chair of the Department of Anthropology, authored “Unearthing the Missions of Spanish Florida” with Associate Professor of Anthropology Rochelle Marrinan. The book explores the social, economic and ideological relationships that existed between the indigenous populations, Franciscan Friars and Spanish laypeople.
“I think the event is awesome — I love it. I like coming to see what my colleagues are doing and discussing the interesting work that everyone’s doing. It’s a nice, fun and joyous atmosphere,” Peres said.
For more information about FSU Authors Day and FSU Libraries, visit https://www.lib.fsu.edu/.