In these pages we present some of the particular strengths of the Department of History's track on Europe. Among them are the faculty's exceptional training and exciting research areas, the University's comprehensive commitment to the study of world cultures and the location of Miami as a mecca for Europeans from all over the continent.
The graduate track in European History serves as a foundation of the Department of History's comparative doctoral preparation. The Faculty in European History make up one of the largest blocs within the Department. They present a wide variety of interests, skills and approaches to the study of history. All faculty have wide interests and frequently teach outside these narrow areas of specialty. Please consult the Faculty Specializations for Graduate Faculty topics of Interest, and the Full Faculty List for our complete range of thematic expertise.
Students concentrating in European history can earn their interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in European Studies and work with the Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence, and work with the one of ten such centers nation-wide, funded by the European Commission in Brussels. The European program also has a strong Iberian component, and students can earn a graduate certificate in Iberian Studies. FIU’s Wolfsonian Museum in particular provides the Program strengths in visual and material culture.
There are several bodies within the university which support European history. Beyond the faculty in History, students have at their disposal European experts spanning several social science and humanities departments, centers and programs, including but not limited to the Institute for Jewish Studies, European Studies, the Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence, and Women’s Studies.
The Wolfsonian Museum, the University's museum of art and design located in Miami Beach's Art Deco district, offers a unique and very substantial collection of primary source materials on the visual and material culture of modern Europe. Included in the Wolfsonian collection are political propaganda, fine art, decorative arts objects, and a rare books library that can serve as resources for research on such diverse themes as the built environment, domestic life, and the World Wars.