Institute on World War II and the Human Experience

FSU historian discusses D-Day celebrations on 75th anniversary

June 6 marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the famous 1944 World War II military operation wherein more than 160,000 Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy and made first headway in the liberation of German-occupied France. Across the globe, celebrations, memorials and remembrances are planned for the anniversary of the invasion, which is widely […]

FSU WWII Institute preserves memories of the war through new exhibit, performance

Florida State University’s Institute on World War II and the Human Experience is set to present its newest exhibit, “Love, Dolly: Letters Home in World War II,” at the Chipola Center for the Arts in Marianna. The exhibit will feature six collections of letters and historical artifacts on loan from the institute. Highlights include letters […]

FSU College of Motion Picture Arts Torchlight Program to present iconic World War II documentary

Event to Recognize Veterans Day and the 75th Anniversary of World War II  Florida State University’s College of Motion Picture Arts Torchlight Program will present the newly restored high-definition 4k version of “The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress,” as well as a special presentation in celebration of Veterans Day and the 75th […]

FSU researcher: Pearl Harbor anniversary a day for reflection, remembrance

On the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, a fleet of more than 300 Japanese Imperial aircraft launched a devastating attack against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. As the nation prepares to commemorate the 76th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Florida State University Associate Professor of History and Director of […]

Guadalcanal anniversary: FSU expert available to discuss significance of historic battle

Aug. 7, 2017, will mark 75 years since the beginning of the battle of Guadalcanal, the first significant Allied offensive against the Empire of Japan and a major strategic turning point in the Pacific Theater of World War II. Florida State University Associate Professor of History and Director of the Institute on World War II […]

D-Day anniversary: FSU expert available to discuss legacy of the Allied invasion of Normandy

As we approach the 73rd anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy, also known as D-Day, historians in Florida State University’s Institute on World War II and the Human Experience continue to work diligently collecting, preserving and archiving artifacts and documents that tell the stories of the thousands of lives that were forever changed on […]

Hundreds of military scholars to attend FSU-hosted national conference in Jacksonville

Florida State University’s Institute on World War II and the Human Experience and the Department of History will host the 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for Military History (SMH) from Thursday, March 30, through Sunday, April 2, in Jacksonville, Fla.  The conference, “Global War: Historical Perspectives,” will be held on the eve of the […]

75 years later, Pearl Harbor still teaching lessons of war

On the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy leveled a crushing attack on the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. As the nation prepares to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the attack that precipitated the United States’ entry into World War II, Pearl Harbor still endures as a monument to the […]

WWII Institute to host lecture on struggles of disabled veterans in America

  Florida State University’s Institute on World War II and the Human Experience will address the issue of disabled veterans in America at its sixth annual fall lecture. John Kinder, a distinguished scholar at Oklahoma State University, will discuss “Open Wounds: Disabled Veterans and the American Century.” Kinder focuses his research on the history of […]