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January

Dr. Kenneth Lipartito elected President of 2013 Business History Conference. The Business History Conference, an international organization, is the largest professional association of historians studying business and its relationship to society, politics and culture.

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The History Department will meet at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 16 in DM 370 to discuss the positions in Latin American and African History. Kenneth Lipartito, Department Chair

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March

Dr. Bianca Premo received the 2012 Vanderwood Prize from the Conference on Latin American History for the article “An Equity against the Law Women’s Petitions in the Eighteenth-Century Spanish Empire.”

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The Search Committee for the modern Middle East Assistant Professor position will hold its first meeting on Wednesday, March 27 at 3 p.m. in DM 397.

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Dr. Jenna Gibbs has just been awarded a prestigious fellowship from the Volkswagen Stiftung and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. She will be spending next year in residence at the Wissenschaft Kolleg in Berlin.

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April

Congratulations to grad students Amanda Snyder and Judith Mansilla.

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Dr. Kenneth Lipartito and Dr. Bianca Premo were both named 2013 Top Scholars at Florida International University, and were honored at a reception at the Reagan House on April 9.

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May

Ph.D. candidate Carolina Zumaglini has been awarded a Massachusetts Historical Society Short-Term Fellowship to conduct research in Boston on Horace Mann and the Atlantic circulation of pedagogy.

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June

Dr. Hilary Jones's contribution in the edited volume, /African Voices on Slavery and the Slave Trade/, has recently appeared as a title with Cambridge University Press.

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July

Ph.D. Application Now Due December 1; MA Application Now Due February 1. In order to ensure the applicants to our doctoral program are properly reviewed and competitive for funding, the History Department has changed its deadline for submissions and its procedures for Graduate Applicants. The new deadline for PhDs is now December 1; the MA deadline is February 1. Please read application procedures carefully for all updates and on our main grad page http://history.fiu.edu/graduate.

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The University Graduate School has nominated Christine Ardelan's 2012 dissertation, "Forging Professional Public Health Nursing in a Southern State: Florida's Public Health Nurses, 1889 to 1934," for the 2013 Council of Graduate Schools distinguished dissertation in the Humanities. Her dissertation was chosen among all submitted in the Humanities to the UGS since 2011.

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Exciting New Course for Undergraduates this Fall: World’s Fairs!

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December

On November 18, 2013, Prof. Aurora Morcillo of the history department was part of an FIU group which met with the Prince and Princess of Asturias during their visit to Miami. FIU's initiative on Spanish and Mediterranean Studies, which Prof. Morcillo is leading, seeks to educate students about Spain and the broader Mediterranean by focusing on its history, culture, politics, economics and international relations, as well as the continuing importance of this region in the 21st century.

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