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Congratulations to the editorial board of the Journal of West African History (JWAH) on the publication of the journal's first issue (Spring 2015). Associate Professor Hilary Jones serves as the journal's Associate Editor. For more details on this new journal, click the headline above.

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For the academic year of 2015-2016, Prof. Jenna Gibbs will be a post-doctoral fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center. She was selected for this fellowship to begin writing her second book, "Evangelicalism, Slavery, and Empire: the Global Latrobe Family," for which she will be completing the research in Australia, South Africa, and Germany over the summer.

In 2014, Digital Library of the Caribbean (DLOC) launched “An Island Luminous,” an online resource about Haitian history. Created by Adam M. Silvia, a doctoral candidate in the Department of History at Florida International University, “An Island Luminous” combines rare manuscripts and photos digitally-preserved by libraries and archives in Haiti and the US with commentary by 97 scholars at 75 universities around the world.

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Processed by Adam M. Silvia, a doctoral candidate and Green Family Fellow in the Department of History Special Collections and University Archives at Florida International University will soon welcome researchers to explore the Bernard Diederich Collection.

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Congratulations to Prof. Aurora Morcillo, whose recent edited collection Memory and Culture of the Spanish Civil War (Brill, 2014) was on Choice magazine's 2014 list of Outstanding Academic Titles. For more information about the significance of this award, please click on the headline above.

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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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