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Dr. Bianca Premo awarded an American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship


Dr. Bianca Premo has been awarded an American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship for her book project entitled The Smallest Subject. This book tells the story of the five-year old Peruvian girl who gave birth to a healthy son in 1939 and is still considered the youngest mother in the world.

"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.

Upcoming Events

AADS Work-in-Progress Series: Haiti and the World with Dr. Chantalle Verna

02/21/2018 11:00 AM

Please join the History Department's very own Dr. Chantalle Verna in an AADS Work-in-Progress series as Dr. Verna discusses her working chapter, "Haiti and the World: The Hiring of Haitian Professionals in the Congo after World War II." On February 21th, at 11:00AM - 02:00PM in DM 453.

Undesirables: Queering the History of U.S. Immigration Policy, Caribbean Case Studies

02/22/2018 03:30 PM

Dr. Julio Capó, Jr. of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst will hold a colloquium on "Undesirables: Queering the History of U.S. Immigration Policy, Caribbean Case Studies" on February 22nd at 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM in room GL220.

Life After Your History Degree: Diverse Career Options in Today's Job Market

02/22/2018 03:30 PM

A few of our own graduate students will discuss the jobs and careers in Business, Teaching, Law, and Museum they went right into after finishing their BA; how they moved into those careers; and how YOU might too! All students welcome!

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11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199

Tel: 305-348-2328
Fax: 305-348-3561

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

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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