Professor Guido Ruggiero has received the 2015 American Association of Italian Studies' Book Award for The Renaissance in Italy: A Social and Cultural History of the Rinascimento (Cambridge, 2015).

Congratulations to Professors Abaka, Elena, Goff, Gunther, Nesvig, Ramsey, Reill, Thomas, and White, winners of 2015 Provost's Research Awards.

Congratulations to Professor Donald Spivey, who has been named a Top Black Educator in South Florida by Legacy Magazine.

The Department of History hosted its annual reception at the 2015 American Historical Association Meeting in New York City.

On Friday September 26th, Miami Beach City Commissioner Michael Grieco (UM Law '99) will be visiting Professor Martin Nesvig's course on "The Beach" (HIS 290) to discuss civic and environmental issues faced by the city and residents of Miami Beach.

Dominique Reill has received the 2014 Book Prize from the Center for Austrian Studies at the University of Minnesota for Nationalists Who Feared the Nation: Adriatic Multi-Nationalism in Habsburg Dalmatia, Trieste, and Venice (Stanford University Press, 2012).

Stephen Lazer (Ph.D. '14) has accepted a position as a Visiting Instructor in the Department of History at Florida Gulf Coast University.

Professor Mary Lindemann has been elected to a two-year term (2015-2016) as Vice President of the German Studies Association.  She will serve as the association's President from 2017-2018.

Two members of the Department of History have received 2014-15 fellowships from the UM Center for the Humanities.  Professor Mary Lindemann will be a faculty fellow, working on her project "Charlotte's Web: Incest, History, and the Literary Imagination" and doctoral student Ashley Marie Mateiro will be a dissertion fellow, working on her thesis "Lubricating the Wheels of Colonialism and Capitalism: Gulf Oil Corporation, the Black Protest Movement, and Portuguese Africa, 1956-1988."

Professor Hermann Beck has been appointed to one of three Cooper Fellowships (2014-2017) from the College of Arts & Sciences.‌

P‌rofessor Michael Miller has received the Provost’s Award for Scholarly Activity, awarded annually to recognize excellence in research. He has also ´┐╝´┐╝´┐╝received two major prizes for his most recent book, Europe and the Maritime World: A Twentieth-Century History (Cambridge, 2012): the 2010-2012 Alfred and Fay Chandler Book Award and the 2013 Hagley Prize for the best book in Business History.  

Stephen Lazer (PhD '14) has received the 2014 David John Ruggiero Dissertation Award from the UM Center for the Humanities for "The State with Two Centers: The French Monarchy and the Dukes of Pfalz-Zweibrücken in Early Modern Alsace, 1648-1789." Congratulations to Dr. Lazer and his advisor, Mary Lindemann.

Simonetta Marin (PhD '14) has received the inaugural College of Arts & Sciences Early Modern Essay award for "A New Image for a New Devotion:  The Fleshy Heart of Jesus."  Congratulation to Dr. Marin and her advisor, Guido Ruggiero.

Lecturer Deborah Hamer will be a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Boston College during the 2014-15 academic year.