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"An Ontology of Economic Things" Seminar with Prof. Kenneth Lipartito


The Copenhagen Business School will hold a seminar, where Prof. Kenneth Lipartito will speak on: “An Ontology of Economic Things” Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Co-authors Professor Aurora Morcillo and Dr. Paula de la Cruz publish book


Warmest congratulations to History Professor Aurora Morcillo and FIU alumni Dr. Paula de la Cruz for publishing The Modern Spain Sourcebook: A Cultural History from 1600 to the Present. The Modern Spain Sourcebook will be available starting on January 11th, 2018.

Dr. Jenna Gibbs awarded the Binational Tandem Research Fellowship in Global &Trans-Regional History


Dr. Jenna Gibbs has been awarded the Binational Tandem Research Fellowship in Global & Trans-Regional History at the German Historical Institute in Washington D.C. during academic year 2018-2019. For Dr. Gibbs second monograph-in-progress, The Global Latrobe Family: Evangelicalism, Slavery, and Empire, 1750s-1850s. Click for further information.

Upcoming Events

Adrienne Arsht Center and Opera House Tour with Phi Alpha Theta

01/26/2018 11:30 AM

Join Phi Alpha Theta in a behind the scenes tour of the Adrienne Arsht Center and Opera House. Please RSVP with Jason Fontana as spots are limited ( Please click for more information.

New Trends in the Study of Atlantic Slavery and Freedom

02/01/2018 03:30 PM

A Roundtable discussion with Dr. Lisa Lindsay from the University of North Carolina Chapel-Hill and Dr. Isadora Mota from University of Miami on "New Trends in the Study of Atlantic Slavery and Freedom". Moderated by FIU Dr. Hilary Jones and Dr. Okezi Otovo. February 1st at 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM in room GL220.

Nerd Nite with Phi Alpha Theta

02/08/2018 06:00 PM

Join Phi Alpha Theta for riveting discussions and relaxing at Gramps. Click for the address and more information.

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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.

Donate Now

Please consider donating to the History Department so that we can continue to provide stipends and scholarships to students in need.

The following are funds associated with the History Department:

Department of History Advancement Fund

The Cook Scholarship Fund for Research on the Iberian Colonial Atlantic World

The Darden Pyron Scholarship Fund [on modern American cultural, southern, and queer history]

History Happenings

An exciting opportunity

FIU is partnering with the Historic Hampton House on a two year project which offers graduate students and undergraduates a chance to gain real world skills, serve the community, earn internship credit, and produce a historical exhibit.

During the segregation era, the Hampton House was the premier hotel for African Americans visiting Miami. Unable to stay at the fancy hotels on Miami Beach, where they often performed, great American musicians stayed at the Hampton House during their time in Miami: Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, and other jazz, blues and soul performers.

We are looking for two to three undergraduates and graduate students for internships and class credit, starting this summer and continuing through next year.

For undergraduates and graduate students not on funding, there are also stipends available.

For more information, please contact Prof. Ken Lipartito at

Other news

Volume 1, Issue 1 of Yesterday Today, the FIU history department's newsletter, is now available.

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