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The Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab (WPHL) serves as FIU’s hub for public-facing humanities research, teaching and engagement. Our lab uses FIU’s status as an urban research institution and its strategic location in Miami to capture and magnify the creative, scholarly and pedagogical expertise of faculty, staff and students who are committed to doing public-facing work.

Miami Studies Program

The WPHL is building a robust Miami Studies Program that includes new curriculum, training, workshops, internships, programming and events, and much more. This initiative is generously funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).




Climates of Inequality: Stories of Environmental Justice

An event series taking place from March–April, Climates of Inequality is a multimedia project showcasing the work of students and activists combining their skills and knowledges to communicate the experience of climate crisis in 22 frontline communities across the Americas.

  • Community Data Curation

    The WPHL is proud to work with eight community partners for its Mellon Foundation-funded grant, Community Data Curation: Preserving, Creating, and Narrating Everyday Stories.

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  • Dylan at FIU

    The WPHL invites you to join us in April for an engaging event series covering Dylan and his impact.

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How have we communicated pandemics in the past?

The WPHL and The Wolfsonian—FIU are proud to present a new and freely available digital exhibition titled Messages from a Pandemic: AIDS Graphic Communication. It uses the museum’s one-of-kind collection of HIV/AIDS posters from around the world to explore how ideas of family, community, risk, shame, and stigma have been conveyed during the AIDS crisis to better understand how the novel coronavirus is understood today.

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