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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

"Meet the Authors!" hosted by the Center for Women's and Gender Studies

11/30/2017 11:00 AM

Join the Center for Women's and Gender Studies in their "Meet the Authors!" event where your very own History Professors Dr. Okezi Otovo and Dr. Victor Uribe-Uran will discuss their books as well as Dr. Susanne Zwingel of the Department of International Relations.

"When Cuban Political Deportees Turned African Ethnographers" Presentation with Dr. Sampedro

11/30/2017 02:30 PM

This presentation will address an array of link - trajectories, journeys, and passages - between the islands of Cuba and Fernando Poo during the second half of the nineteenth century. This presentation will focus on processes of deportation, which affected thousands of Cubans of all social classes between the 1860s and the Spanish American War. Some deportees left detailed accounts of their experience in their African exile, turning into impromptu ethnographers of the African continent.

"Anpō: Art x War" Film Viewing with Phi Alpha Theta and Asian Studies

12/06/2017 06:30 PM

Linda Hoaglund’s documentary focuses on the 1960 controversy surrounding the renewal of the U.S.-Japan Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security (ANPŌ) which allowed the U.S. to continue operating nearly 100 military bases across Japan. Intro and post-session Q&A with Dr. Amy Bliss Marshall.

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For more information about our graduate students, please see the DOHGSA website.


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

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