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The Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab (WPHL) at FIU fosters multidisciplinary research, teaching, and outreach activities that encourage individuals and communities to reflect upon and celebrate diverse heritage, traditions, and history.

The lab uses FIU’s status as an urban research institution and its strategic location in Miami to capitalize upon the creative, scholarly and teaching expertise of faculty and professionals who are committed to doing public-facing work. The lab positions FIU as a leader within the emerging field of public humanities by leveraging the resources of the university’s 3 museums along with the research, teaching and production capacities of scholars engaged with the humanities across our campus, including the Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs (including the Department of History’s thriving Public History program), the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts, and the College of Arts, Sciences & Education.

 

Our mission includes facilitating interdisciplinary research, teaching, and outreach activities that encourage individuals and communities to reflect upon and celebrate diverse heritage, traditions and history.

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  • The Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab, Florida International University’s only humanities-oriented Emerging Preeminent Program, serves as the university’s hub for the humanities and public-facing research, teaching, and engagement.

  • The WPHL leverages FIU’s vast resources as an urban research institution to reach and have meaningful impact beyond the university walls as well as magnify the creativity of faculty, staff, and students committed to doing public-facing work rooted in a vision for social justice and equity.

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