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Faculty-curated Exhibition Wins Award


The Florida Association of Museums has awarded the exhibition "Queer Miami: A History of LGBTQ Communities" curated by Dr. Julio Capo Jr. at History Miami Museum its 2019 Museum Excellence Award. Congratulations to Dr. Capo Jr.!

Dr. Mas receives highest accolade from Yale


Dr. Catherine Mas' dissertation “The Culture Brokers: Medicine and Anthropology in Global Miami, 1960- 1995,” was not only approved unanimously with distinction during spring 2019, but also received three separate awards from Yale University. Click for more information.

FIU Team win Poster Award


Congratulations to Dr. Kenneth Lipartito and his team made up of undergraduate students Christopher Jorge and Mun Bong Choi (Florida International University) and FIU Doctoral Student/MDC Instructor Jairo Ledesma, and students Luis Coello and Jose Duque, Jr. (Miami Dade College) for winning the Douglas Astolfi Award from the Florida Conference of Historians for the best poster presentation on their Key West project concerning free black residents in the 19th century.

Upcoming Events

Recent Ph.D. Graduate gives lecture at University of Miami

09/20/2019 11:15 AM

Dr. Sven Kube will be delivering a lecture at the University of Miami entitled "Invasion by Invitation: How Anglo-American Music Cracked a Communist Record Market" on Friday September 20th at 11:15 AM to 12:05 PM. Click for further details and information.

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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.

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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

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
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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

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