Welcome to the History Department!

The Department of History is a community of accomplished teacher-scholars committed to preparing students for successful lives and careers in the 21st century through a program that values academic rigor and excellence in a liberal arts education and fosters responsible citizenship and ethical behavior. The Department does so by encouraging students to appreciate and understand the complexity of the human experience in all parts of the world, to engage successfully in critical and analytical thought and argumentation, and to respect diverse thoughts and opinions.

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Notes from May Hall

Faculty Spotlight
Collaborative Teaching

Skills Modules for Intro Courses

Five faculty members (Sarah Mulhall Adelman, Joseph M. Adelman, Lori Gemeiner Bihler, Maria Alessandra Bollettino, and Stefan Papaioannou) recently published an essay in Perspectives on History about the department's online skills modules for students in introductory-level history courses.

Student Spotlight
Samantha Frost '21

National Essay Award

Learn more about her essay on homespun during the American Revolution, which was awarded a Nels Andrew Cleven Founder's Prize from Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society.

Alumni Spotlight
Suzanne Wright '19

Christa McAuliffe Center

History major Suzanne Wright was featured in The Gatepost, where she talks about her work as a science education coordinator at FSU's Christa McAuliffe Center and how the history program (and her work as an Irish Studies and Museum Studies minor) helped shape her career goals in museum education.