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“Successful History alumnus explains the utility of his degree”


In "Michael E. Mendez ’03 reimagines the gas station." Former FIU undergraduate, Michael Mendez, relates how his degree in History has helped him after graduation, and his entrepreneur endeavor.

Dr. Kern interviewed for episode of National Geographic Channel’s “The Story of God”


On March 5th, 2019, Dr. Erika Kern was featured in Season 3 of "The Story of God with Morgan Freeman" episode 1, "Search for the Devil", in a five minute segment as the expert on the medieval manuscript Codex Gigas.

New edited volume on Cuban History


Congratulations to Dr. Michael Bustamante on his new co-authored volume entitled "THE REVOLUTION FROM WITHIN. CUBA, 1959-1980" recently published by Duke University Press. For more details see

Upcoming Events

Activism and 20th Century Black Miami: A Symposium

03/28/2019 12:00 PM

The symposium will feature a keynote by Dr. Nathan Connolly and a panel discussion by scholars from FIU and University of Miami that highlights the work that our graduate students have been doing with Digital Collections to preserve the history of Virginia Key Beach Park. A significant place in the history of South Florida’s black communities. Thursday Mar. 28th at 12PM - 5:30PM at FIU Biscayne Bay Campus Kovens Conference Center. Click For More Details.

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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 Manuel Niño or Faculty Advisor Judith Mansilla.

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:

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

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


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

The Department of History at Florida International University is conducting an open search for the following full-time positions.

For Search Committee Meetings dates, times, and place click here.

For information on candidates responsibilities, qualifications, applications process , deadline, and contact please click on each highlighted job link.

*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.