Institutes and Programs

The History Department is home to several institutes and programs, each of which offers scholars and the public useful information and resources, and provides graduate students important educational and professional opportunities. These and other institutes sponsored by the History Department are important centers of research, information, and scholarship. In addition, these units often provide students with work opportunities to help fund their graduate studies.

The Institute on Napoleon and the French Revolution is the premier center for Napoleonic studies in North America. Rafe Blaufarb, Director.
The Institute on World War II and the Human Experience is one of the largest non-federally funded repositories of World War II archival materials in the United States. It collects paper memorabilia and artifacts from veterans, their families, and Home Front workers and volunteers and offers small exhibits and a reference room for researchers. In June 2001, NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw donated his collection that was gathered while writing his books on "The Greatest Generation." G. Kurt Piehler, Director
765148-9870.png The Program in Historical Administration and Public History trains public historians at the MA level. Professor Jennifer Koslow leads this program.


The Dorothy and Jonathan Rintels Professorship for Holocaust and Related Studies.  The mandate of The Dorothy and Jonathan Rintels Fund is to "stand and serve as a lasting tribute to the vision and commitment of Dorothy and Jonathan Rintels to the preservation of the memory of the Holocaust and to the defeat of totalitarianism.” 

Holocaust Institute
The Holocaust Institute for Educators provides teachers with comprehensive historical information concerning the Holocaust and supplements the current FSU curriculum to educate young people about the significance of the Holocaust. History faculty members involved in the Institute include Jonathan Grant, Robert Gellately, Nathan Stotlzfus, and Edward Wynot.
The Guadalajara Censuses Project is an important scholarly research database for researchers around the world. It also provides graduate students with the opportunity to learn how to interpret, analyze, and organize over two centuries of census data and other historical resources utilizing databases and statistical applications. Rodney Anderson, Director.