Latest News

Ph.D. Student wins Competitive Fellowship


Richard Denis has been awarded a Goizueta Foundation Graduate Fellowship from the Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami enabling him to pursue research towards his dissertation on the role of print media in Cuba from 1902-1969.

Graduating Ph.D student secures postdoc


Congratulations to graduating Ph.D. Felix Jean-Louis who has secured a competitive postdoctoral archival residency at the W.E.B. Du Bois Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. During his residency, Jean-Louis plans to research the Pan African Congresses of the 1920s held in Paris, London, Brussels, Lisbon, and Harlem, under the direction of W.E.B. Du Bois. Click for more information.

Dr. Lipartito secures Fulbright Fellowship


Dr. Kenneth Lipartito has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to conduct research and engage in ancillary teaching at the University of Toronto for academic year 2020/21.

Upcoming Events

Writing Workshop: Building Strong Thesis Statements for Undergrads

09/30/2020 10:00 AM

Join the Department of History’s Dr. Joseph Marin on Wednesday, September 30th, to learn how to construct argumentative thesis statements. The presentation will provide practical tips and advice on thinking about and putting together the critical components of a strong thesis statement. Furthermore, this workshop session offers the opportunity for students to ask questions about the writing process for argumentative essays.

PAT and HHS Movie Event - King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

10/02/2020 01:30 PM

Join us for a live Zoom screening of Guy Ritchie's 2017 film and live discussion on Slack. Email Dr. Bender ( for Zoom and Slack information.

Writing Workshop: Citation Tips and Strategies for Undergrads

10/08/2020 10:00 AM

Join the Department of History's Dr. Joseph Marin on Thursday, October 8th, to learn about citing in college. The Presentation will provide practical tips and advice on how to cite your work, when to include citations in your essays, and tools to help create bibliographies for your essays.

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Miami, FL 33199

Tel: 305-348-2328
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For undergraduate history majors or minors, working with an academic advisor is an important part of completing your coursework. Please contact Academic Advisor Ms. Tawona Adedokun or Faculty Advisor Judith Mansilla. If you are a fully online student, please contact Online Academic Advisor Ms. Cindy Reyes.

You can learn more about advising, including the Advisors' current walk-in hours, at our Advising page.

Donate Now

Please consider donating to the History Department so that we can continue to provide stipends and scholarships to students in need.

The following are funds associated with the History Department:

Aurora Morcillo Memorial Fellowship

Department of History Advancement Fund

The Cook Scholarship Fund for Research on the Iberian Colonial Atlantic World

The Darden Pyron Scholarship Fund [on modern American cultural, southern, and queer history]

History Happenings

Humanities Edge project in Key West

A Mellon Foundation Humanities Edge project, brings together FIU Faculty and Undergraduates with Miami-Dade College Faculty and Undergraduates to explore research in the humanities and to excite students about what the humanities has to offer. Dr. Kenneth Lipartito and MDC faculty (and FIU Ph.D student) Jairo Ledesma, have led a team of four undergraduates to uncover the hidden history of Free Black people in Florida during the days of slavery. The result of their research in Key West is encapsulated in the attached video:

"Case #3"

For more information, please contact Prof. Ken Lipartito at


The FIU Department of History is pleased to announce the Volume 1, Issue 2 of Yesterday Today, the FIU history department's newsletter, is now available.

You can read Issue 1 of Yesterday Today here.

Famous History Majors
Click to see. You might be surprised.

For ‘Digital History’ and the Department's Digital History and Tutoring click here.

Read some of our graduate placement successes stories: Graduate Placement

Read stories about the successes of some of our terrific recent MAs and PhDs: Graduate Student Successes

Job Opportunities

Applications are solicited for the newly authorized search of an Assistant Professor position in the Department of History. For more details please click here.

For more information on working at FIU, please see the university's Faculty Careers database.

*FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.