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Congratulations to Dr. Victor Uribe!


Dr. Victor Uribe's new book, Fatal Love: Spousal Killers, Law, and Punishment in the Late Colonial Spanish Atlantic, is now available from Stanford University Press. For historians, spousal murders are significant for what they reveal about social and family history, in particular the hidden history of day-to-day gender relations, conflicts, crimes, and punishments. Click on the link above for more information at the press's website.

Dr. Hilary Jones Presents Paper


Hilary Jones presented a paper titled, “Extraversion and Creolization in Saint Louis, Senegal: The Political Economy of a Nineteenth Century Port,” for the AHRC International Research Network called “The Global City, Past and Present.”

Dr. Jessica Adler publishes op-ed in Miami Herald


Dr. Adler's op-ed describes the first university-based gathering of a nationwide reading/conversation program called Talking Service, which offers veterans the opportunity to discuss speeches, memoirs, letters, and stories focusing on the experience of military service. Created by the Great Books Foundation and supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Talking Service is a promising model for university programming geared toward a growing student population of veterans.

Upcoming Events

Career Event: Coffee with a Diplomat

11/30/2015 01:30 PM

In an informal setting, learn about internships, how to obtain fellowships and careers with the US Department of State. Ask questions about what you need to do to see how you can serve your country by living and working in any of more than 265 U.S. embassies, consulates or missions overseas, or  in Washington, D.C. Career opportunities include Foreign Service Officers, Foreign Service Specialists, Civil Service professionals and student internships.

Lecture by Dr. April Merleaux: "Sugar and Civilization"

12/04/2015 03:00 PM

In her new book Sugar and Civilization: American Empires and the Cultural Politics of Sweetness, April Merleaux demonstrates that trade policies and consumer cultures are as crucial to understanding U.S. empire as military or diplomatic interventions. Connecting the history of sugar to its producers, consumers, and policy makers, Merleaux shows that the modern American sugar habit took shape in the shadow of a growing empire. For more details, please click the link.

Contact Us

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Modesto A. Maidique Campus
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11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199

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

History Happenings

Spring 2016 pre-registration starts on Monday, November 2. A list of upper-level course offerings is available at the Upcoming Courses page.

Phi Alpha Theta, the History Honor Society, recently hosted a Welcome event for new history students to get acquainted with fellow students, professors, advisors, tutors, and degree requirements.

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

Notice of Meetings

The Search Committees of the History Department will hold the following meetings related to searches for open faculty positions:

  • Modern American History: Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 10AM-2PM in DM370 to discuss candidates
  • Modern American History: Friday, January 8, 2016, 10AM-2PM in DM370 to discuss candidates (if necessary)