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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

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Venue:CBC 233

Join SIPA and the Václav Havel Program for Human Rights and Diplomacy for "Memory, Conflict and Reconciliation: A Half-Day Conference", which explores the role of memory in conflict and reconciliation. Dr. Aurora Morcillo will give her talk “Between Memory and History: A Proustian Intervention”.

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:The Deering Estate

This moderated discussion will explore how artists and organizers can use technology, new media, and creative data collection to foster collaboration and education. The discussion will kick-off the Deering Spring Contemporary exhibition opening for Platform 450. The event is free and open to the public; light refreshments will be provided. Click to register.

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Venue:LC 309

Join us for Dr. Royles' lecture "To Make the Wounded Whole: African American Responses to HIV/AIDS" which is drawn from his book project. Click for more information about the lecture.

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Venue:DM 370

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.

September

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Venue:GC 140

Renowned theologian Dr. Gustavo Gutiérrez, member of the Dominican order, will be our first guest and keynote speaker in this year’s Socio-Ecclesial Liberation Movements of Latin America. On September 3, 2017 at 7 p.m. in GC 140.

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Venue:GL 220

Two Symposia featuring experts on social and religious movements of the twentieth century that led to the Liberation boom in Latin America. On Sept 14, 2017 at 9 a.m.; and, on Sept 15, 2017 at 9 a.m. In GL 220 Note: Presentation in Spanish. Click more information.

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Venue:Altamira Libros, 219 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables

Book presentation by Ricardo Ramirez, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Las Cruces, New Mexico, and Edgar Beltran Acosta, renowned pastor and theologian. On September 14, 2017 at 8 p.m. Held at Altamira Libros, 219 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. Note: Presentation in Spanish. Click for more information.

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Venue:DM 353

K-12 Teacher workshop featuring, Dr. Gustavo Gutiérrez, O.P., Founder, Liberation Theology Movement. On September 15, 2017 at 10 a.m. in DM 353. Click for more information.

October

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Venue:Graham Center Ballroom West

Interested in attending Graduate School? Stop by for the HSI Pathways Fellowship Open house on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at the Graham Center Ballroom West.

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Venue:Book & Book at 265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables

Book presentation by Professor Chantalle F. Verna on her new book “Haiti and the Uses of America”, a book that asks: Why after lobbying for the end of foreign rule have some Haitian officials and citizens welcomed foreign contributions for an array of projects in Haiti? Professor Verna offers illuminating answer. On Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at 6:00 PM at the Book & Book on 265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables Click for more information.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus Labor Center 3rd Floor - AADS Conference Room

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.

November

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Venue:GL 220

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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Venue:DM 370

Natalia Sobrevilla Perea is a Professor of Latin American History at the University of Kent. Professor Perea is the author of "The Caudillo of the Andes: Andrés de Santa Cruz" (Cambridge 2011; Spanish version IEP, 2015), and co-editor of "The Rise of Constitutional Government in the Atlantic World" (U. Alabama, 2015). She is presently completing work on links between war and the emergence of nations in South America and leads the War and Nation Network.

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Venue:ROOM 232 CHAPMAN GRADUATE BUSINESS SCHOOL BUILDING

Come meet the History Department Faculty, learn about upcoming classes for Spring 2018, certificates, becoming a history major, and much more at the Phi Alpha Theta & History Department Open house at the Chapman Graduate School of Business room 232 on Wednesday Nov 15, at 5:00 pm. OPEN TO ALL FIU STUDENTS.

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Venue:Miami-Dade College Wolfson Campus Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)

A panel will examine how outside influences affected Haiti’s notions of sovereignty and its citizens’ efforts to build a truly independent country. With Michael Deibert, Robert Fatton Jr., Robert Maguire, and Chantalle F. Verna. On Saturday, November 18 at 1:00 pm at the MDC Wolfson Campus. Click For Venue Details