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"Out of Place: On Leaving and Coming Home to FIU" speech by Dr. Bianca Premo for Faculty Convocation


Dr. Bianca Premo was honored as the Faculty Speaker at this year's Faculty Convocation and Awards Banquet, Thursday, September 29, 2016. In the speech, "Out of Place: On Leaving and Coming Home to FIU," Premo says, "FIU’s uniqueness is not an inalterable condition but a choice we have been making. It is a way of narrating who we are that we select every day. Being conscious of this frees us to truly innovate, individually as faculty, and as a collective." Read the full text of her remarks here.

Jason Daniels wins the 2016 Lydia Cabrera Award


Congratulations to Jason Daniel, who won the 2016 Lydia Cabrera award, presented by The Conference on Latin American History. This award is given annually to support the research efforts of US scholars of colonial Cuba, and the competition is open to graduate students, university faculty, and other professional scholars.

Dr. Dan Royles publishes "Silence = Death: It's Time to Teach AIDS History"


Congratulations to Dr. Dan Royles who has published "Silence = Death: It's Time to Teach AIDS History" in the Oct. 2016 issue of Perspectives. Click to read the article.

Upcoming Events

Join Phi Alpha Theta for the annual Ghosts of Miami tour

10/28/2016 08:00 PM

Dr. George will guide us as we visit the graves of some of Miami’s first settlers, the Burdine family and Julia Tuttle. Costumes welcome. Open to all. Free if you RSVP before October 12; otherwise, $30. Please RSVP to Jessica Mugica ( by Wednesday, October 12.

Book Talk: Okezi Otovo-- Progressive Mothers, Better Babies

10/29/2016 05:00 PM

In Bahia, Brazil, the decades following emancipation saw the rise of reformers who sought to reshape the citizenry by educating Bahian women in methods for raising "better babies." This book reveals key transition points as the state of Bahia transformed from a place where poor families could expect few social services to the home of numerous programs targeting poor mothers and their children. Click the link above for more details.

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For undergraduate history majors or minors, working with an academic advisor is an important part of completing your coursework. Please contact Academic Advisor Keaton Lora or Faculty Advisor Shane Landrum.

You can learn more about advising, including the Advisors' current walk-in hours, at our Advising page.

History Happenings

Prof. Kenneth Lipartito's recent article in the American Historical Review, "Reassembling the Economic: New Departures in Historical Materialism," is available for free access at this link.

Famous History Majors
Click to see. You might be surprised.

Read some of our graduate placement successes stories: Graduate Placement

Read stories about the successes of some of our terrific recent MAs and PhDs: Graduate Student Successes