WPHL secures second major grant

Florida International University’s Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab (WPHL) has been awarded a $1 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a project called ‘Community Data Curation: Preserving, Creating and Narrating Everyday Stories’ to collect and preserve the stories of South Floridians. To learn more, click here.

Mellon Just Futures Grant Secured

The Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab under the auspices of Drs. Rebecca Friedman and Julio Capo have teamed up with FIU’s Extreme Events Institute to secure a ‘Just Futures’ Grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation worth $4.63m over the next three years. An interdisciplinary team of FIU researchers, including the History Department’s Dr. Dan Royles will […]

Congratulations to Dr. Premo on an NEH award!

Dr. Bianca Premo has received a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) fellowship from the Awards for Faculty program to continue pushing forward her project, “The Smallest Subject: History, Science and Peru’s Youngest Mother in the World.”

Congratulations to Dr. Capo, Dr. Friedman, and the Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab on an NEH award

Congrats to Dr. Julio Capo and Dr. Friedman for their work with the WPHL, an Emerging Preeminent Program, on being a Humanities Initiative award from the NEH. The initiative being funded is titled “Miami Studies: Building a New Interdisciplinary Public Humanities Program Project.” This is a two-year project to create a new, interdisciplinary undergraduate program in […]

Congratulations to Professor Julio Capo on grant from the Albert Lapage Center for History in the Public Interest!

Associate Professor Dr. Julio Capo. Dr. Capo has just won a grant from the Albert Lapage Center for History in the Public Interest at Villanova University as part of his work for the Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab (WPHL). The grant is to help fund programming and expand the scope of a digital exhibition he is co-curating […]

Dr. Premo wins best article prize

An article entitled “A Court of Sticks and Branches: Indian Jurisdiction in Colonial Mexico and beyond” appearing in the American Historical Review 124.1 co-authored by Dr. Bianca Premo has won the inaugural Jane Burbank Article Prize from the American Society of Legal History and an honorable mention for the Robert F. Heizer Award from the American Society […]

Dr. Lipartito secures Fulbright Fellowship

Dr. Kenneth Lipartito has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to conduct research and engage in ancillary teaching at the University of Toronto for academic year 2020/21.

Dr. Capo joins the National Historic Landmarks Committee

The National Parks Advisory Board has appointed Dr. Julio Capo Jr. to a four-year term on its National Historic Landmarks Committee which assesses applications nominating sites to join the register of designated places under this status. This appointment recognizes Dr. Capo’s national prominence in the field of public history.

Ph.D. Graduate secures Tenure-Track Position

Congratulations to Dr. Micah Oelze for his appointment as an assistant professor at Adelphi University, Long Island. Dr. Oelze is a graduate of our Ph.D. program and was also a visiting assistant professor in the Department for academic year 2018/19.