Intellectual Community

The Department of History promotes a lively intellectual community both inside and outside the classroom.  Our faculty offers engaging courses in a variety of areas and themes, and the department hosts a speakers’ series which brings to Miami some of the top historians in the nation. We offer concentrations in Caribbean Studies and Early Modern Studies. We have a strong presence in UM’s interdisciplinary programs (Africana StudiesAmerican StudiesLatin American Studies, and Gender and Sexuality), with several of our professors teaching for these programs and serving as directors and members of their steering committees.   We also benefit from the presence of the Center for the Humanities, which sponsors excellent talks, fellowships, and reading groups that are of interest to our faculty and graduate students.  The Institute for the Advanced Study of the Americas presents a rich slate of speakers as well as funding opportunities, and for those focusing on Haiti, UM’s affiliation with INURED has facilitated exciting projects across the disciplines.  Richter Library houses a wealth of volumes, has invested in critical digital collections, and includes three important resources for primary research: Special Collections, the Cuban Heritage Collection and the Kislak Center. The department also participates in the new UGrow program which facilitates practical experience in a variety of scholarly fields.

Beyond the University, we enjoy a close collaboration with Florida International Univeristy, where students may take graduate courses, and they are encouraged to work with faculty at this important area insitution. We also partner with area history and cultural institutions such as HistoryMiami, the Wolfsonian Museum, and the Little Haiti Cultural Complex