In the course of the 2017 Latin American Studies Association Congress in Lima, FIU's Department of History celebrated the longstanding connections to Peru and its Pontifícia Universidad Católica del Perú, fostered by Dr. Noble David Cook. Click here to learn more about the event honoring him.
The history department would like to congratulate three of our BA grads who will head off to law school in the fall. Richard Delgado (BA S17) will be attending FIU Law, Alessandra Siblesz (BA F16) will start at the University of Florida, Sophia Gonzalez (BA S17) will start at the University of Michigan, and David Nabors (BA F16) will enroll in Harvard Law. Congratulations to all of them on their very hard work over the last few years.
The history department extends a proud congratulations to the six 2016-17 BA graduates who were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa on Sunday, April 2. Phi Beta Kappa, founded in 1776, is a highly selective, nation-wide honor society. Well done, Sophia Gonzalez, Juan Heredia, Todd Jolly, Erin McNulty, Ari Sandler, and John Settles!
Explore the challenges Miami faces from climate change through culture and history. Join nationally recognized scholars and local environmentalists for stories about our connections to this unique and fragile landscape. Click to learn more about the Spring 2017 Environmental Humanities Events.
Doctoral candidate Ross Nedervelt has been awarded a prestigious one-month library fellowship from the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS). His Fellowship at the Library Company of Philadelphia will enable Ross to conduct dissertation research at one of the nation's best libraries for early American print culture.
Dr. Jessica L. Adler, Assistant Professor of American History, has published an article in the latest edition of the American Journal of Public Health. "'The Service I Rendered Was Just as True': African American Soldiers and Veterans as Activist Patients" appears in the May edition of the peer-reviewed journal.
The department has picked up two Broad Fellowship Awards from the Steven J. Green School. Dr. Terrence G. Peterson will use the funds to visit Paris to conduct archival research for his book manuscript "Hearts and Minds: The French Army, Algerian Independence, and the Origins of Modern Counterinsurgency." Graduate student Christopher Davis will spend the grant money on a trip to Trinidad, Jamaica, and Barbados to gather more material for his dissertation on race in the West Indies.
The recent book by Dr. Bianca Premo continues to garner praise in the profession. “Bianca Premo's masterfully researched and beautifully written book shows how ordinary men and women shaped Atlantic legal culture as they sued more powerful adversaries,” writes Vanderbilt University’s Dr. Lauren Benton. Dr. Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra from The University of Texas at Austin calls the work a “social history of the law at its best.”
Dr. Aurora Morcillo, Professor of European History, has been selected to work at Oxford University's Exeter College as a Visiting Fellow in 2018. At the prestigious institution she will conduct research for her next book project.