FSU Department of History

FSU expert available to discuss German reunification on 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall

When the Berlin Wall fell 30 years ago, it marked the opening of a border that had divided the German city for decades and a milestone on the way to the reunification of East Germany and West Germany the following year. “When the wall fell, Germans thought they were the happiest people in the world,” said […]

FSU experts available to discuss life of Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman was born into slavery and spent her life fighting it. After fleeing to freedom in Philadelphia, she returned south several times to help other slaves escape, ferrying them to safety through the Underground Railroad. Florida State University experts are available to discuss Tubman’s life ahead of the upcoming movie “Harriet.” Born Araminta Ross […]

FSU expert shares perspective on Japanese emperor’s abdication

On April 30, the 85-year-old Japanese Emperor Akihito will abdicate his throne. It will be the first time in more than 200 years that a Japanese monarch has voluntarily ceded his position as the nominal head of state. While that might suggest that instances of abdication are rare in the annals of Japanese history, Florida […]