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January

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Venue:Green Library 220

Please join us for this event in which four History faculty members will describe their research and how it connects to their teaching. Presenters will include Dr. Gwyn Davies, Dr. Victor Uribe-Uran, Dr. April Merleaux, and Dr. Aurora Morcillo. For more details, please click on the link above.

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Venue:DM 370

Kick off the spring semester! Join history majors and minors, as well as faculty, staff, and graduate students, for snacks, conversation, and revelry. We'll be meeting, as usual, in DM 370. All those interested in history—whether a history student or not—are welcome. Sponsored by Phi Alpha Theta and CSO.

February

Michael Bustamante, "Cuban Counterpoints: Memory Struggles in Revolution and Exile, 1959-1980"

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Venue:SIPA 502

Dr. Bustamante is a candidate for the position of Assistant Professor of Modern American History.

Daniel Royles, "To Make the Wounded Whole: African American Responses to HIV/AIDS"

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Venue:LC 309

Dr. Royles is a candidate for the position of Assistant Professor of Modern American History.

Research Talk: Ramazan Oztan

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Venue:DM 370

Dr. Oztan is a candidate for Instructor in Modern Middle Eastern History. The title of his talk will be "Tools of Revolution: Global Military Surplus, Arms Merchants, and Manufacturers in the Late Ottoman Empire, 1878-1913."

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Venue:Green Library 220

Dr. Gwyn Davies will speak as part of this panel on the relationship of Classic writers to Shakespeare and to contemporary discourse. His talk will be titled "Classical Approaches to History," and it will illustrate the continuing importance of classical writers to the ways that we construct narratives of the past and of near-contemporary events. For a detailed flyer, please click the link above.

Research Talk: Saad Abi-Hamad

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Venue:DM 370

Dr. Abi-Hamad is a candidate for Instructor in Modern Middle Eastern History. The title of his talk will be "Islamic Reformers, Modernists, and Nationalists: The Search for Empowerment in an Altered World."

Research Talk: Steven Hyland, Jr.

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Venue:DM 370

Dr. Hyland is a candidate for Assistant Professor in Modern Latin American History. The title of his talk will be “‘More Argentine Than You’: Syrian and Lebanese Immigrants and Belonging in Northwestern Argentina, 1895-1946.”

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Venue:GC Ballroom

Join us by attending The Improvised Shakespeare Company performance and celebrate Shakespeare’s First Folio exhibit at FIU. All students are welcomed. Meet in front of the GC Ballroom doors at 5. Free for all FIU Students with FIU ONE Cards. Sponsored by CSO and Phi Alpha Theta.

Research Talk: Patrick Kelly

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Venue:DM 370

Dr. Kelly is a candidate for Assistant Professor in Modern Latin American History. The title of his talk will be “Latin America and the Making of Global Human Rights Politics in the 1970s.”

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Venue:Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables

The History Department is happy to co-sponsor a reading by Rafael Adamuz from his book on the memory of the Spanish Civil War, La Memoria Varada. The readings will be juxtaposed with music by flamenco guitarist Jose Luis Rodriguez. For more information, please click the link above.

Research Talk: Alexia Yates

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Venue:DM 370

Dr. Yates is a candidate for Assistant Professor of Modern Europe and the World. The title of her talk will be "Mortgages and Lotteries: Making Global Investors in 19th-century France."

March

Research Talk: Terrence Peterson

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Venue:DM 370

Dr. Peterson is a candidate for Assistant Professor of Modern Europe and the World. The title of his talk will be "Keeping Algeria French: Late Colonial Development, Counterinsurgency, and Gender Politics 1954-1962."

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Venue:DM 370

Phi Alpha Theta would like to invite all interested students to attend a Career Panel. A few of our own graduate students will discuss the jobs and careers they went into right after finishing their B.A.s, how they moved into those careers, and how you might too! Sponsored by CSO, PAT, and DOHGSA.

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Venue:PCA 140 (BEA Gallery)

The Kodak revolution transformed what we know about war. In 1914, the Kodak company furnished for free or for $1 a shot pocket cameras which soldiers and sailors all over the world used for their own purposes. By doing so, they undermined the monopoly on images of war held by the state and a tightly-managed illustrated press. The ugly side of war could no longer be hidden through censorship. This lecture is about this moment in the history of war photography and about its consequences.

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Venue:FIU College of Law, RDB 110

Please join Florida Grand Opera and the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs for a poignant exploration of Memory and the Holocaust. “Ghosts of the Holocaust” highlights the themes of Mieczysław Weinberg’s opera The Passenger with excerpts from Holocaust memoirs, underscored by music from the work performed live by Florida Grand Opera young artists.

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Venue:Blessed Catering, 5711 NW 7th Ave, Miami FL 33127

Celebrate Women’s History Month with a discussion of the far reaching issues related to women, health, and the environment. From climate change to asthma and cancer, from Flint’s dirty water to Brazil’s Zika virus, women bear the burdens of the world’s environmental problems. Women also work tirelessly for solutions to these challenges. Hear from women working on diverse issues, past and present, local and global. Tell your own stories, and share resources to build more resilient communities.

April

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Venue:GC 150

For its 16th Annual Conference, DOHGSA presents Beyond the Nation State: Transnational Approaches to History, with a Key Note address by Dr. Geraldo L. Cadava, from Northwestern University.

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Venue:GC 150

In this presentation, Dr. Geraldo L. Cadava from Northwestern University will discuss the evolution of Latino conservative thought about U.S-Latin American relations during the twentieth century.

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Venue:HistoryMiami Museum, 101C W. Flagler St, Miami FL 33130

As residents of South Florida, many of us are acutely aware of the tenuous balance between the forces of nature and human genius. Vulnerability to natural disaster has left its imprint on our fragile landscape and its inhabitants. As we respond to our changing climate and rising seas we need more than scientific and economic facts. History and culture help us move from data to human understanding, from fear to resilience. For more information and to RSVP, click on the link above.

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Venue:GC 305

Join our very own Dr. Davies and Dr. Rowan to learn about medieval warfare and kingdom formation and to taste some medieval foods. RSVP at the link above to reserve your spot.

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Venue:GC 316

This WWII thriller film stars Joseph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, and Jude Law. The screening is co-sponsored through Phi Alpha Theta and DOHGSA and is open to all FIU students. Funding is provided by CSO. Food and refreshments will be served.

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Venue:DM 370

This lecture by Dr. Aurora Morcillo focuses on interviews conducted with twenty women that will appear in her upcoming work. The stories of these women complete a trilogy of sorts about the gendered profile of the Franco regime's body politic.

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Venue:DM 370

Take a break from the stress of finals and come celebrate the end of the semester with Phi Alpha Theta. We will induct the newest members of our honor society and celebrate everyone’s achievements this semester. This event will be catered, providing you with a late lunch, so please stop by and celebrate alongside your classmates.

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Venue:Vizcaya Village Garage, 3250 S. Miami Ave. Miami, FL 33129

Water is simultaneously a vital resource and a powerful threat, especially to those of us living in coastal communities. As a constant in our lives, people have brought tremendous ingenuity and imagination to their relationships with water. Join local and international experts to reflect on how we have lived with water now and in the past, in Miami, Spain, Italy, and the ocean in between.

May

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Venue:Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL

Be among the first to see the Wolfsonian-FIU's stunning new exhibition Promising Paradise: Cuban Allure, American Seduction! With free admission all day, happy hour specials in the café after 4pm, and tours led by collector Vicki Gold Levi and the exhibition’s co-curators, FIU History Adjunct Professor Frank Luca and Rosa Lowinger, you couldn’t pick a better date to rumba back in time to early 20th-century Cuba. Free and open to the public; Tours begin at 11am, 2pm, and 6pm.

Undergraduate Awards Ceremony

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Venue:SIPA 502

Please join us in celebrating our most outstanding history majors, who will receive awards and Latin honors at this ceremony held just before Commencement.

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Venue:South Dade Regional Library - 10750 SW 211th Street, Cutler Bay, FL 33189

Explore the challenges Miami faces from climate change through culture and history. Join local scholars and environmentalists for stories about our connections to this unique and fragile landscape. How can we come together to imagine our future and prioritize what is most valuable, just, and worthy of preservation? What is at risk right now and how can we build resilient communities? Share your stories and hear new ones.

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Venue:Historic Hampton House, 4240 Northwest 27th Avenue, Miami, FL 33142

Celebrate “Homegrown Achiever” Dr. Edda L. Fields-Black, Associate Professor of History, Carnegie Mellon University and the author of Deep Roots: Rice Farmers in West Africa and the African Diaspora (2008). Dr. Fields-Black will speak about her research into the history of West African rice production. Mangrove rice farming techniques used hundreds of years ago by farmers in West Africa's Rice Coast later played a key role in the commercial rice industries in the American South.

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Venue:Northeast Dade – Aventura Branch Library - 2930 Aventura Blvd, Aventura, Aventura, FL 33180

Explore the challenges Miami faces from climate change through culture and history. Join local scholars and environmentalists for stories about our connections to this unique and fragile landscape. How can we come together to imagine our future and prioritize what is most valuable, just, and worthy of preservation? What is at risk right now and how can we build resilient communities? Share your stories and hear new ones.

June

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Venue:The Kampong, 4013 Douglas Rd, Miami, FL 33133

Tour the unique collection of mangos from around the world at The Kampong, learn and discuss with local environmental humanities scholars. Free and open to the public, but registration is requested. Click the link above for more information.

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Venue:PCA 135

Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs for a teach-in with a panel of experts, including Dr. Gwyn Davies, as they explore the factors that led to the divisive vote and its implications for the EU, Europe and the world.

August

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Venue:The Wolfsonian-FIU

Reception and informal gallery talk. Exhibit on display at the Wolfsonian-FIU through December.

September

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Venue:Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

Reflect with local environmental humanities scholars on how arts and culture can help us understand the feelings we might have as we think about climate change.

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Venue:Green Library 220

Dr. Monica Muñoz Martinez of Brown University will discuss her ongoing research on the history of anti-Mexican violence on the US-Mexico border and her current work in the digital humanities.

October

Field trip to the Wolfsonian

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Venue:The Wolfsonian, 1001 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Join us for a guided tour with Dr. Frank Luca. Meet outside the museum's main entrance at 11:30. Free to all FIU students. Email Jessica Mugica (jmugi003@fiu.edu) by Thursday 9/29 at 5pm to save a space for yourself.

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Venue:The Wolfsonian-FIU

Participate with nationally-recognized humanities scholars in a discussion of design responses to natural disaster and environmental change.

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Venue:Green Library 220

Dr. Michael Bustamante will give a lecture on the Cuban revolutionary state's modes of self-representation in the 1970's.

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Venue:GL 220

Come join the History Department on October 26th 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, and what other career paths are available outside academia. Stop on by! All undergraduates are encouraged to come, especially those early in their degree!

Join Phi Alpha Theta for the annual Ghosts of Miami tour

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Venue:1800 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL

Dr. George will guide us as we visit the graves of some of Miami’s first settlers, the Burdine family and Julia Tuttle. Costumes welcome. Open to all. Free if you RSVP before October 12; otherwise, $30. Please RSVP to Jessica Mugica (jmugi003@fiu.edu) by Wednesday, October 12.

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Venue:Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables FL 33134

In Bahia, Brazil, the decades following emancipation saw the rise of reformers who sought to reshape the citizenry by educating Bahian women in methods for raising "better babies." This book reveals key transition points as the state of Bahia transformed from a place where poor families could expect few social services to the home of numerous programs targeting poor mothers and their children. Click the link above for more details.

November

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Venue:LACC Conference Room

Dr. Osvaldo Barreneche, from the Universidad Nacional de La Plata in Argentina, will give his lecture "Police Abuses, Politics, and the Criminal Justice System in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina During the 1960s".

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Venue:Green School Gallery (SIPA First Floor)

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HSI Pathways to the Professoriate Information Session

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Venue:Frost, Room 107

Are you interested in pursuing a PhD. in the Humanities? Come learn more about the HSI Pathways to the Professoriate Program Summer Internship. A pizza lunch will be served. Free books including Ana Menendez's In Cuba I Was a German Shepherd and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz will be distributed while supplies last.