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Congratulations to Dr. Ardalan on Reciving book Award


Congratulations to Dr. Christine Ardalan on being the recipient of the Florida Historical Society's Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore award for her book "Public Health Nursing in Jim Crow Florida." This is a major accomplishment.

Dr. Davies delivers Feinstone Lecture in the Archaeology of Israel


On Thursday Feb 20th, Dr. Gwyn Davies will deliver the Annual Feinstone Lecture on the Archaeology of Israel at the University of Missouri, Kansas City on behalf of the Archaeological Institute of America. This is the second time that Dr. Davies has been selected to deliver this national lecture and will also be his second named lectureship this academic year.

Fellowship Opportunities Deadline Extended


The Department of History undergrad fellowships to support talented and ambitious undergraduate students have been extended to Friday March 6, 2020. Click for more information.

Upcoming Events

DOHGSA Annual Conference Call for Papers

01/16/2020 12:00 AM

Florida International University’s Department of History Graduate Student Association (DOHGSA) is pleased to announce their 20th annual Graduate Student Conference on Friday, April 3, 2020 on the Modesto A. Maidique Campus (MMC) of Florida International University in Miami, Florida. The conference will feature a mixed format that includes panels and workshops. All proposals must be submitted by February 3, 2020.

Book Event: The Haiti Reader: History, Culture, Politics

03/11/2020 06:30 PM

Join Dr. Chantalle Verna, Dr. Kaiama Glover, and Dr.Laurent Dubois for a book presentation; Covering how Haiti established the second independent nation in the Western Hemisphere and was the first black country to gain independence from European colonizers, its history is not well known in the Anglophone world. The Haiti Reader introduces readers to Haiti’s dynamic history and culture from the viewpoint of Haitians from all walks of life. March 11th, at 6:30pm at the Books and Books.

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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
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 for a Digital Instructor position in the Department of History. For more details please refer to the attachment.

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.