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Dr. Dan Royles publishes essay "Love and Rage"


At the height of the AIDS epidemic, the activist group ACT UP used political funerals to demonstrate the human cost of the epidemic, which many Americans were all too willing to ignore. With changes to the U.S. health care system coming down the pipeline, Dr. Dan Royles examines ACT UP's example teaches us about protest politics in the present moment. Click to read the essay.

Dr. Aurora Morcillo publishes book "The Modern Spain Sourcebook"


"The Modern Spain Sourcebook: A Cultural History from 1600 to the Present", co-edited by Dr. Aurora Morcillo with Dr. Maria Gomez, José Manuel Morcillo and Paula De la Cruz, is forthcoming in December 2017. Click to learn more.

Congratulations to Elysee Yhuel and Rafael Socarras!


The History Department would like to congratulate two of our recent graduates and current History Department Writing tutors for their acceptance into excellent graduate programs. Click on the link above to learn more.

Upcoming Events

Dr. Rebecca Friedman to participate in panel discussion

03/22/2017 03:00 PM

Dr. Rebecca Friedman will be participating in a panel discussion titled “Life Around the Hyphen: Inherited Legacies and Their Impact on How We Teach, Write, and Talk about Exile/Immigrant Experiences”. Panel discussants include Dr. Heather Russell, Dr. Boris Fishman, Dr. Jorge Duany, and Dr. Ana Luszczynska. Click for more information.

Dr. Bianca Premo to present her new book

03/22/2017 06:30 PM

Join us for Dr. Bianca Premo's presentation of her new book "The Enlightenment on Trial: Ordinary Litigants and Colonialism in the Spanish Empire" at Books & Books in Coral Gables.

DOHGSA's 17th Annual Atlantic Colloquium: New Directions in Atlantic History Conference

03/24/2017 08:00 AM

Join us for the Department of History Graduate Student Association’s 17th Annual Atlantic Colloquium "New Directions in Atlantic History Conference". The Keynote speaker, Dr. Leora Auslander, will give the talk “Civic Materialism: Everyday Nation-Making in Paris and Berlin, 1870-1900”. This event is free and open to all FIU students.

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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 Keaton Lora or Faculty Advisor Shane Landrum.

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

History Happenings

An exciting opportunity

FIU is partnering with the Historic Hampton House on a two year project which offers graduate students and undergraduates a chance to gain real world skills, serve the community, earn internship credit, and produce a historical exhibit.

During the segregation era, the Hampton House was the premier hotel for African Americans visiting Miami. Unable to stay at the fancy hotels on Miami Beach, where they often performed, great American musicians stayed at the Hampton House during their time in Miami: Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, and other jazz, blues and soul performers.

We are looking for two to three undergraduates and graduate students for internships and class credit, starting this summer and continuing through next year.

For undergraduates and graduate students not on funding, there are also stipends available.

For more information, please contact Prof. Ken Lipartito at

Other news

Volume 1, Issue 1 of Yesterday Today, the FIU history department's newsletter, is now available.

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

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