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February

Rivers and Environmental Imagination in the Middle Ages

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus CBC 155

Lecture by Dr. Ellen Arnold

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The FIU chapter of Phi Alpha Theta sponsored a trip to the History Miami International Map Fair on February 7, 2015. Attending were Dr. Brillman and Dr. Bender, visiting scholar Dr. Ellen Arnold of Ohio Wesleyan University, and 8 FIU History Majors. After the map fair, the students taught their professors how to play dominos, set up in the South Florida Folklife Center exhibit.

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Venue:LACC Conference Room DM 353

Lecture and Discussion by Distinguished Scholar Dr. Juan Gil

Freedom Marooned: An Atlantic Slave Rebellion in the Dutch Caribbean

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus DM 370

Lecture by Dr. Marjoleine Kars

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Venue:DM 370

Lecture by Dr. Juan Gil and Dr. Consuelo Varela

Plutopia: The Great American and Soviet Plutonium Disasters

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Venue:GL 220

Lecture by Kate Brown, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

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Venue:GL 220 (MMC)

Dr. Szuchman is Professor Emeritus of History at FIU and former Managing Editor of the Hispanic American Historical Review, the oldest scholarly journal dedicated to the study of Latin America. The title of his lecture is "Fighting Words in an Angry Democracy: The Press in Revolutionary Buenos Aires, 1810-1820."

March

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Venue:GL 220 (MMC)

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."

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Venue:DM 370 (MMC)

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

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Venue:AHC5, Room 300 (MMC)
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Venue:AHC5, Room 300 (MMC)
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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 jadler@fiu.edu before March 3.

April

Talking Service: A Great Books discussion series for Veterans

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Venue:AHC5, Room 300 (MMC)
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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 jadler@fiu.edu before March 3.

October

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Venue:DM 370

Dr. Merleaux will provide an overview of her book Sugar and American Empire: The Cultural Politics of Sweetness, which explores the connections between sugar markets, business practices, and American Imperialism from the Spanish-American War to the Great Depression.

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Venue:DM 370

In this workshop Dr. Jessica Adler will discuss how opportunities for students to present their work at conferences, the steps that follow once one has been accepted to a conference, and various strategies for presenting a paper at a conference.

What to do with a History Degree

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Venue:DM 370

Come join the History Department on October 27th as we host a workshop featuring Jairo Ledesma from Career Management Services. Mr. Ledesma will be explaining internships and careers available for those with degrees in History. If you’re close to graduating, a sophomore curious about job opportunities, or a freshman simply interested in hearing what other career paths are available outside academia, stop on by! All undergraduates are encouraged to come, especially those early in their degree!

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Venue:GL 220

Dr. Prince, Assistant Professor of History at the University of South Florida, will talk about the ways African-Americans in and around New Orleans remembered Robert Charles in the years after the 1900 race riot in New Orleans. The talk will also look at how the Charles incident inspired a discourse focusing on themes of race, violence, citizenship, and power in the African-American community.

November

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Venue:SIPA 502/503

Dr. Okezi Otovo will present her current work in progress, "What Remains: Embodied Politics, Historical Memory, and the Return of Presidential Corpses (Brazil 1976-2013)," on November 13 in SIPA 502/503 from noon to 2 PM. Her discussants will be Dr. Aurora Morcillo and Dr. Nicola Gavioli. To receive an advance copy of the work to be discussed, please contact Dr. Andrea Queeley at aqueeley@fiu.edu.

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Venue:GC 305

Join DOHGSA and Phi Alpha Theta as they screen the comedy classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail! The film will begin at 6pm, followed by comments about it and the Monty Python troupe from Dr. Michael Brillman of the History Department. Food and refreshments will be served. The event is co-sponsored by DOHGSA and Phi Alpha Theta. RSVP at the link above.

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Venue:SIPA 103

Please join us for Dr. Palacio's lecture "From the Social Question to Labor Justice: The Common Background in the Americas." This event is free and open to all FIU students and the public, and lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please see the link for a detailed flyer.

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Venue:SIPA 503

Please join us on Thursday, November 19, for a second Atlantic Colloquium lecture by Dr. Juan Manuel Palacio titled "El Peronismo y la confirmación de la justicia del trabajo en Argentina." It will be at 12:30 PM in SIPA 503, co-sponsored by the FIU History Department and the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please see the link above.

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This lecture will focus on the excavations co-directed by Dr. Gwyn Davies from 2003 through 2007 of a late Roman-period fort at Yotvata, Israel. Dr. Davies will discuss the results of these digs in the Israeli desert, as well as the process behind turning these findings about Roman defenses in the 3rd and 4th centuries of the Common Era into a new book. Free and open to all FIU students. Lunch and refreshments will be provided by DOHGSA.

Career Event: Coffee with a Diplomat

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Venue:GC 241A

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.

December

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Venue:SIPA 502

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.