Latest News

Ph.D. Student Trevor Bryant wins inaugural Henry J. Voegtle Fellowship


Congratulations to Trevor Bryant for receiving Henry J. Voegtle award to pursue his doctoral research.

Dr. Jessica Adler featured in AHA's Perspectives Daily


Our colleague Professor Jessica Adler has been spotlighted in the September 25th issue of the American Historical Association's Newsletter, the Perspectives Daily. Click to be directed to the article.

Professor Otovo’s work featured in inaugural online review.


Professor Okezi Otovo's monograph "Progressive Mothers, Better Babies: Race, Public Health, and the State in Brazil, 1850-1945" has been featured as the inaugural monograph for the Featured Book section of the new Society for the new History of Children and Youth website. The feature contains a book review and an audio interview with Dr. Otovo.

Upcoming Events

"Nurturing Growth in Those Empty Spaces": Blackness and Multiculturalism in AIDS Education

10/23/2018 03:00 PM

Join us for a Work-in-Progress sessions were Department of History Dr. Daniel Royles will share his working draft on "Nurturing Growth in Those Empty Spaces": Blackness and Multiculturalism in AIDS Education. Followed by a discussion with Dr. Mark Padilla, Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies; Dr. Jessica Adler, Department of History; and Dr. Valerie Patterson, Department of Public Policy and Administration. Tuesday, 23 October at 3:00 PM, in LC 309.

FALL 2018 FACULTY ROUNDTABLE: “Smart Syllabi for Spring”

10/25/2018 02:00 PM

The Witting in History Initiative invites all course instructors to the FALL 2018 FACULTY ROUNDTABLE “Smart Syllabi for Spring”. Topics include 1)Tips for Managing Canvas, 2)Assistance on Digital Projects Tutoring, and 3)Discussion on Publishers’ Resources. Thursday, October 25th, at 2:00 PM in DM370

"Disruptions in Time: Historical Reflections on Disaster, Revolution, and the Digital Humanities"

10/26/2018 03:30 PM

Join us for the Atlantic Colloquium on "Disruptions in Time: Historical Reflections on Disaster, Revolution, and the Digital Humanities". Presented by Cindy Ermus, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Lethbridge in Canada. Friday, Oct 26th at 3:30PM - 5:00PM, in DM 370. Free and Open to all FIU students.

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Tel: 305-348-2328
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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 Manuel Niño or Faculty Advisor Judith Mansilla.

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


The FIU Department of History is pleased to announce the Volume 1, Issue 2 of Yesterday Today, the FIU history department's newsletter, is now available.

You can read Issue 1 of Yesterday Today here.

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