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DLOC and Doctoral Candidate Adam M. Silvia Launch New Resource on Haitian History


In 2014, Digital Library of the Caribbean (DLOC) launched “An Island Luminous,” an online resource about Haitian history. Created by Adam M. Silvia, a doctoral candidate in the Department of History at Florida International University, “An Island Luminous” combines rare manuscripts and photos digitally-preserved by libraries and archives in Haiti and the US with commentary by 97 scholars at 75 universities around the world.

Doctoral Candidate Adam Silvia Processes the Bernard Diederich Collection


Processed by Adam M. Silvia, a doctoral candidate and Green Family Fellow in the Department of History Special Collections and University Archives at Florida International University will soon welcome researchers to explore the Bernard Diederich Collection.

Prof. Aurora Morcillo's new book designated as Choice "Outstanding Academic Title"


Congratulations to Prof. Aurora Morcillo, whose recent edited collection Memory and Culture of the Spanish Civil War (Brill, 2014) was on Choice magazine's 2014 list of Outstanding Academic Titles. For more information about the significance of this award, please click on the headline above.

Upcoming Events

Atlantic Colloquium lecture by Dr. Pieter Spierenburg

03/02/2015 03:00 PM

Dr. Pieter Spierenburg is Emeritus Professor at Erasmus University in Rotterdam and Program Leader at the Institute for War and Genocide Studies (NIOD). The title of his lecture will be "Past Violence: Widening the Scope of Research: European-Global-Prehistoric." In it, Dr. Spierenburg will discuss the long-term history of various types of violence throughout the non-Western world, particularly on cases of mass violence commonly attributed as "massacres" or "genocides."

Writing in History Program: History Majors Workshop

03/03/2015 11:00 AM

This workshop will be an open forum to discuss writing and research in History. We will discuss various methods and techniques for achieving success in History Courses. All History majors, or students considering a History major, are welcome to attend.

Talking Service: A Great Books discussion series for Veterans

03/31/2015 05:00 PM

You served your country and acquired skills in the military. Now, through discussions about literature, you and other Veterans can help each other relate your experiences to the civilian world and effectively communicate about your service. Prof. Jessica Adler, an expert on the history of the US Veterans' healthcare system, will facilitate. Dinner will be served. Please RSVP to before March 3.

History Happenings

The FIU chapter of Phi Alpha Theta sponsored a trip to the History Miami International Map Fair on February 7, 2015. Click here for photos of their visit.

Prof. Ricardo Salvatore, who joined our faculty in Spring 2014 and offered a graduate seminar on Informal Empires, gave our first Atlantic Symposium discussion of the academic year, supported by Council on Student Organizations. Click here to see his talk.

Famous History Majors
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Read some of our graduate placement successes stories: Graduate Placement

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

Contact Us

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Tel: 305-348-2328
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For more information about our graduate students, please see the DOHGSA website.