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Application forms can be found at the,, at the English and History department websites, and on The deadline to submit an application is November 10, 2017.

Doctoral student Gracia Solis receives the Richmond Brown Award for Graduate Students Scholarship


Congratulations to Doctoral student Gracia Solis, who received the Richmond Brown Award for Graduate Students Scholarship given by the Executive Committee of the South Eastern Council on Latin American Studies, SECOLAS. For her paper on "Sabios, Docentes y los 'Literatos de Cajetilla de Cigarros': Lima’s Public Library and its Readers, 1821-1912".

Ph.D Candidate Leo Falcon obtains First Prize at the Tri-University Conference 2017


Congratulations to Ph.D candidate Leo Falcon for obtaining the First Prize at the Tri-University Conference 2017. This prize is awarded annually to the best student paper presented at the annual conference jointly held by the Latin American Centers of FIU, FAU and the University of Miami.

Upcoming Events

Presentation by Director Terrance Cribbs Lorrant of The Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum

10/25/2017 02:00 PM

Join us for Director Terrance Cribbs Lorrant of the Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum presentation on the museum and opportunities for collaboration and graduate student internships opportunities available, museum information, and how you can get involved. Wednesday, Oct 25th. at the FIU Labor Center 3rd Floor at 2pm. Everyone Welcome! Click for more information.

Writer’s Workshop Series Presents: Cooking Up the Research Paper

11/01/2017 11:00 AM

Writing a research paper can feel like attempting an intimidating Greek recipe. Where do you find the right ingredients (sources)? How do you add them together in the right order (organization)? How in the world do I get the oven (my brain) to turn on?! Join the History Department’s Research Chefs Dr. Micah Oelze and Dr. Judith Mansilla on Wednesday, Nov 1, at the Green Library 220, to learn how to successfully cook up the research paper, without getting burned. Click for information.

"Writing about Other People's Memories" by Dr. Ellen Friedman

11/02/2017 02:30 PM

DOHGSA and the Department of History is pleased to present our Colloquium in Atlantic History as Dr. Friedman discusses the challenges of oral history in the context of her new book "The Seven, A Family Holocaust Story" (Wayne State University Press, 2017). Dr. Ellen Friedman is a Professor of English and Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the College of New Jersey and the title of her talk is "Writing About Other People's Memories."

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Deuxieme Maison, Room DM 397
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.


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