The Winthrop King in Numbers in Academic year 2016-2017
The Winthrop-King Institute in numbers
- Forty-seven graduate students received teaching enhancement scholarships from the Winthrop-King Institute in 2016-2017.
- Nineteen French graduate students had their tuition fees covered by the Winthrop-King Institute in 2016-2017.
- Fourteen undergraduate students received a $6,000 summer study abroad scholarship each in 2016-2017. The winners will be able to study in nine foreign countries such as France, Germany, Italy, China, Russia, Spain, Morocco, Japan, and Brazil
- Twenty-two graduate students have received funding from the Winthrop-King Institute in 2016-2017 to present both at national and international conferences.
- Four graduate students received funding from the Winthrop-King Institute in 2016-2017 to travel to foreign countries to conduct academic research. Countries such as Romania, Spain, Canada, and France
- More than two hundred sixty-three follows on our new Facebook page: www.facebook.com/winthropking
- More than one thousand views of our YouTube channel. The channel contains interviews with the institute guest speakers, lectures and roundtable recording. A great resource for scholars and students: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeeBzkkER-TAzkVnqFuiWGw
- Two high school students have received awards from the Winthrop-King Institute this academic year to travel to a French speaking country in order to improve their French linguistic and cultural knowledge.
- Two special issues of peer-reviewed journals drawn from Winthrop-King conferences were published in 2016-2017.
- Nineteen faculty members in the department received awards from the Institute to present at national and international conferences.
- One faculty member will be able to conduct research in Japan thanks to awards from the Winthrop-King Institute for summer 2017.
- The Winthrop-King institute is now offering $ 5,000 ABD scholarship to students in the French program to dedicate summer to research. Two awardees will benefit from the scholarship in summer 2017.
- The Winthrop-King institute sponsored five lectures and one conference for the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics’ in 2016-2017.
- This academic year the Winthrop-King co-sponsored one graduate student’s conference and three FSU lectures such as ACC Road Scholars Lecture Series featuring Silvio Torres-Saillant and Michael Garval, and Art in the North Caribbean featuring Edouard Duval-Carrié.
- For thirty-four days, the famous author and poet Rodney Saint-Éloi was in Tallahassee as the Winthrop-King Institute Writer in Residence.
- Two students will be selected this summer to benefit from a new exchange with the Université des Antilles. In spring 2018, they will be able to study in Martinique.
- In October 2016, forty-five speakers presented at the Winthrop-King’s conference The Performance of Pan-Africanism: From Colonial Exhibitions to Black and African Cultural Festivals.
- One thousand seven hundred seventy-five Winthrop King brochures, promoting the French program at Florida State University and the valuable work of the Winthrop-King Institute, were mailed out in 2016-2017. http://winthropking.fsu.edu/view-our-brochure
- Thanks to the institute’s collaboration with two great programs (the Slavic program at FSU and the France-Florida Research Institute at UF), the screening and roundtable discussion of Francofonia was a great success in October 2016.
- Winthrop-King guest speaker Fabienne Kanor was at FSU for four days presenting her work, interacting with students, and giving lectures and interviews.
- One Winthrop-King Postdoctoral Scholar supported by the Institute.