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Ph.D. student Micah Oelze (Uribe & Premo) received a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship to conduct research on mid-20th century folkloric musicology in Brazil. His is one of only 83 grants awarded nationwide and the only one to be awarded in the state of Florida this year!

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Congratulations to Professor Okezi T. Otovo whose article, “The Gender of Social Welfare: Maternalism and Paternalism in Bahia’s Estado Novo/ O gênero da assistência social: maternalismo e paternalismo no Estado Novo baiano” was just published in the peer-reviewed journal, Revista da Associação Brasileira de Pesquisadores(as) Negros(as), vol. 6 no. 14 (2014).​

Professor Kirsten Wood's article "Join with Heart and Soul and Voice': Music, Harmony, and Politics in the Early American Republic," has just been published in the American Historical Review, vol. 119, no. 4 (2014): 1083-1116. This is unquestionably the most distinguished journal in our profession, and we extend our hearty congratulations to Professor Wood. FIU students and members of the American Historical Association can read the article at the link above.

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Anthony Atwood MA ’03, Ph.D. ’12, leads effort to open the South Florida Military Museum.

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FIU’s Department of History has refined the way it teaches teachers how to teach history. Now the department hopes to establish a permanent master’s degree program for today’s history teachers.

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Professor Tovah Bender, who teaches an upper-level course titled "Medieval Culture," recently wrote for the blog The Recipes Project about her students' experiments with re-creating French foods from the 14th century. You can learn more about this creative class assignment at the link above.

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The History Department will honor its old colleague Dr. Howard B. Kaminsky with a memorial service on MONDAY OCTOBER 6, 2014, to be held in Green Library, 220, from 3:30 until 4:30 p.m.

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The Department congratulates our colleague Professor Aurora Morcillo, Director of SIPA's Initiative for Spanish and Mediterranean Studies, on the launching of the Initiative's new website. This initiative will contribute to educate students and the community about the history, culture, politics, economics, and international relations of Spain and the broader Mediterranean. Well done Dr. Morcillo! Please take a few minutes to check out this most attractive new site at: http://spain.fiu.edu.

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Congratulations to Dr. Paula de la Cruz-Fernandez (Ph.D., 2013) on the publication of her article "Marketing the Hearth: Ornamental Embroidery and the Building of the Multinational Singer Sewing Company," in Enterprise and Society 15, no. 3 (2014): 442-471. Dr. De la Cruz-Fernandez is a Visiting Post Doctoral Fellow in the department this year, working on the Miami Beach Centennial Project.

On October 1, Dr. Ginette Bâ-Curry, scholar of African literature, will visit Prof. Hilary Jones' Junior Seminar on Women and Gender in African History (HIS 3051-U01). Dr. Ba-Curry will speak about the relationship of literature to African history and the role of history in African literature. She is the author of a play called In Search of MaBa.

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