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Photograph of thee FIU History PhD students participants at the "New Voices in Cuban Studies" symposiums at Harvard. See news item (11/30/2018) for more details.

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Dr. Premo’s book Enlightenment on Trial (Oxford, 2017) has received the 2018 Southern Historical Association Murdo McLeod Prize for best book in the fields of Latin American, Caribbean, American Borderlands and Frontier or Atlantic World history.

Many congratulations to PhD candidate Ross Nedervelt who won the Charlie Crouch Prize from the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era for his paper "Geopolitical Security, Spheres of Influence, and the Border-Sea in the American Revolution," presented at the Consortium's annual conference in Philadelphia last February.

The Business History Conference has invited Dr. Sven Kube, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of History, to participate in its Luncheon Panel at the American Historical Association’s Annual Meeting 2019 in Chicago, the theme for which is “Loyalty and Disloyalty.”

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The Department of History is offering an opportunity for graduate students to travel to Cuba over spring break 2019 as part of Sugar and Iron Curtains: Comparative Cultures of the Cold War (EUH 5905 / LAH 5905) . Students will visit key Havana sites, hear from local scholars of literature and the arts, and meet with a historian at the Bay of Pigs. Students will also explore the legacy of Soviet influence in Cuba, especially in architecture and popular culture. Click for more information.

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Congratulations to Trevor Bryant for receiving Henry J. Voegtle award to pursue his doctoral research.

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Our colleague Professor Jessica Adler has been spotlighted in the September 25th issue of the American Historical Association's Newsletter, the Perspectives Daily. Click to be directed to the article.

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Professor Okezi Otovo's monograph "Progressive Mothers, Better Babies: Race, Public Health, and the State in Brazil, 1850-1945" has been featured as the inaugural monograph for the Featured Book section of the new Society for the new History of Children and Youth website. The feature contains a book review and an audio interview with Dr. Otovo.

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Dr. Kenneth Lipartito's letter "The Teaching American History Program Was Not a ‘Boondoggle’" in defense of the Teaching American History(TAH) federal program has been published in The Chronicles of Higher Education. Dr. Kenneth Lipartito makes important points about the significance TAH program, and the team work made by the FIU Department of History and the Miami Dade County Public School System. Click to be taken to article.

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Our colleague Professor Bianca Premo has been spotlighted in the September 18th issue of the American Historical Association's Newsletter, the Perspectives Daily. Click to be directed to the article.

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