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January

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Venue:DM 370

Phi Alpha Theta encourages all students to join us for our Welcome Back beginning-of-semester event. All are welcome to drop by when you can and stay as long as you like! Food and drinks will be provided. Sponsored by CSO & PAT.

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Venue:Graham Center Ballrooms

Dr. Timothy Heubner will give his lecture "Presidential Leadership in a Nation Divided: Lincoln, the Constitution, and the Civil War", which examines Abraham Lincoln's leadership during the Civil War. Click to learn more.

February

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Venue:History Miami, 101 W. Flagler St, Miami FL 33130

All are welcome to join us for the 24th annual Miami International Map Fair! Immerse yourself in a world of antique maps, rare books, and atlases. Purchase antiquities or modern treasures, and enjoy the presentation on Celestial Cartography at 11 AM.

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Venue:Green Library 220

This talk will combine the scholarly history of the crimes of the German military with the disturbing trend of alt-right attitudes in the community of reenactors who choose to portray German units. While focusing on the ways in which the German military were deeply complicit in the Holocaust, this presentation will conclude with a brief analysis of the some of the ways in which this history is rejected by those in the reenacting community. Click the link above for more information.

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Venue:Green Library 220

Christopher Carter is Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Diego. Dr. Carter’s lecture will explore the relationship between religion, food, and cultural identity among African Americans by examining the U.S. food system and the impact that current policies and practices have on black people. For more information, click the link above.

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Venue:DM 370

Phi Alpha Theta would like to invite all students to attend a CAREER PANEL. A few of our own graduate students will discuss the jobs and careers in Business, Journalism, Teaching, Museum, Law, Military they went right into after finishing their BA, how they moved into those careers, and how YOU might too! Snacks will be provided.

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Venue:LACC conference room

Have you wanted your students to do a digital project, but don't know where to start? This 1-hour workshop by Drs. Royles and Landrum will share our assignment sheets and design principles for student group research projects using the popular blog platform WordPress. We'll show some examples of student projects, discuss our learning objectives for these projects, and provide tips on navigating common pitfalls. No WordPress experience is required. Faculty and advanced graduate students welcome.

NEH Gen PhD Meeting

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Venue:CBC 300

Please join us for the February NEH Next Gen PhD meeting, where we will be discussing how digital skills could fit into the training of doctoral students. Our speakers are David Park from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and Jennifer Fu, from FIU Libraries. The meeting will be held on Fri. Feb. 24, 12-2pm, in CBC 300.

March

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Venue:CBC 240

Dr. Geoff Eley, Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Michigan, will give his talk "Fascism Then and Now: What are the Meanings for Today?", examining how the history of fascism in the early 20th century might help us understand the politics of today.

AADS Works-in-Progress Session

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Venue:LC 309

This will be the first AADS Works-in-Progress Session of the spring semester. Scholar: Aurora Morcillo Work-in-Progress: "María Zambrano’s Poetic (Historical) Reason and Women’s Life Narratives under Francoism" Discussants: Hilary Jones and Maria Gomez

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Venue:GC316

Join Phi Alpha Theta (the history honor society) and the Department of History Graduate Students Association for a movie night featuring "Good Bye Lenin." It's a 2003 German comedy about trying to recreate the good and the bad of East Germany.

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Venue:GL 220

Please join us for Dr. Melissa Connor's lecture "Bullets and Bones: Battlefield Archaeology from the Historic to the Modern", sponsored by DOHGSA.

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Venue:GL 220

Dr. Rebecca Friedman will be participating in a panel discussion titled “Life Around the Hyphen: Inherited Legacies and Their Impact on How We Teach, Write, and Talk about Exile/Immigrant Experiences”. Panel discussants include Dr. Heather Russell, Dr. Boris Fishman, Dr. Jorge Duany, and Dr. Ana Luszczynska. Click for more information.

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Venue:Books & Books, Coral Gables

Join us for Dr. Bianca Premo's presentation of her new book "The Enlightenment on Trial: Ordinary Litigants and Colonialism in the Spanish Empire" at Books & Books in Coral Gables.

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Venue:GC 150

Join us for the Department of History Graduate Student Association’s 17th Annual Atlantic Colloquium "New Directions in Atlantic History Conference". The Keynote speaker, Dr. Leora Auslander, will give the talk “Civic Materialism: Everyday Nation-Making in Paris and Berlin, 1870-1900”. This event is free and open to all FIU students.

April

Dr. Uribe and Dr. Otovo to participate in FIU Book Authors Recognition 2017

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Venue:Barnes & Noble Bookstore at MMC

Please join us at FIU's Annual Book Authors Reception where Dr. Victor Uribe and Dr. Okezi Otovo will be recognized for their books published in 2016. Their books "Fatal Love: Spousal Homicide, Law and Punishment in the Late Colonial Spanish Atlantic" and "Progressive Mothers, Better Babies: Race, Public Health, and the State in Brazil, 1850–1945" will be on display.

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Venue:GC 283-B

Join us for the research symposium "Law in the Spanish Atlantic" where Professor Yanna Yannakakis of Emory University will bring her expertise on native jurisdictions under Spanish colonialism in the region of Oaxaca, Mexico. Click for more information.