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).




Talking about South Florida's Black History: An Introduction to Oral History Methods and Practice

Please join us on Friday, October 28, 2022 from 10:00 am–12:00 pm ET for this event with presenters Roberto Fernández, III and Terrance Cribbs-Lorrant . This event will be held at the Historic Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum, 480 NW 11th Street, Miami, FL.

  • 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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