401 Bellamy Bldg., Tallahassee, FL 32306-2200
Phone: (850) 644-5888
Fax: (850) 644-6402
Welcome to the Institute
The Institute on Napoleon and the French Revolution is a unique institution of graduate education. As part of the History Department in the College of Arts and Sciences at Florida State University, it is the only graduate program in the United States devoted solely to the historical study of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic era. The Institute is concerned with all aspects of this period. Its M.A. and Ph.D. students have conducted archival research in almost every country in Europe, as well as in much of North and South America. Graduate theses and dissertations have covered a broad range of subjects on various aspects of the cultural, social, political, gender, religious, diplomatic, and military history of the age. Since 1963 it has granted more than 100 graduate degrees (over 50 M.A.s and nearly 50 Ph.D.s) making it the country's most productive graduate program in the field of Revolutionary and Napoleonic studies.
The Institute has a strong commitment to the advancement of Revolutionary and Napoleonic studies. It organizes international conferences, publishes new research, sponsors a Distinguished Lecture Series at Florida State University, and is a founding member of the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era. The Institute also offers its students and visiting researchers access to the French Revolution and Napoleon Collection at Florida State University's Strozier Library. With over 20,000 rare titles from the period, it is one of the finest research collections of its kind.