As part of the building of its new Miami Studies Program, the WPHL will host a number of workshops throughout the year that introduce a topic connected to Miami’s history, culture, literature, politics, and more. These workshops will also highlight a particular skill or competency—such as exhibition curation, podcasting, or oral histories, for example—which will help us strengthen our collective work.

All workshops will be free and open to the public!


2022–2023 Miami Studies Workshops


Writing History for Broad Audiences: A Workshop with Editors from the Made by History Section of The Washington Post

Thursday, November 3, 2022 5:00 pm ET
Presenters: Drs. Kathryn C. Brownell, Julio Capó, Jr., and Brian Rosenwald
Location: Held remotely over Zoom; register here:

Subverting Art from the Past: Painting at Vizcaya

Friday, January 20, 2023 Noon ET
Presenter: Jacqueline Gopie
Location: Vizcaya Museum & Gardens (3251 South Miami Ave., Miami, FL, 33129)


Past Workshops

  • April 2022

    "Building Collaborations and Community-Based Participatory Frameworks: The Black Mothers Care Plan"
    Friday, April 8, 2022 at 12:00 pm ET
    Presenters: Dr. Okezi Otovo and Andrea Queeley
    Location: PC 214

  • March 2022

    "WPHL Inaugural Miami Studies Symposium"
    Saturday, March 5, 2022
    Location: Historic Hampton House, 4240 NW 27th Ave #3010, Miami, FL

    Miami Studies March 2022 symposium save the date card


  • February 2022

    "Stories of Jewish Miami: Introducing the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU and the Visual History Archive"
    Monday, February 7, 2022 at 5:00 pm–6:30 pm ET
    Presenter: Dr. Oren Stier and Susan Gladstone Pasternack
    Location: This event was held remotely over Zoom

  • January 2022

    "In My Opinion: Miami Stories and the Art of Persuasion"
    Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 4:30 pm ET
    Presenter: Ana Menéndez, MFA
    Location: Ratcliffe Art + Design Incubator (FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus in North Miami)

  • December 2021

    "A Behind the Scenes Look at HistoryMiami Museum’s It’s a Miami Thing: Highlights from Our Collection"
    Friday, December 10, 2021 from 12:30 pm–2:00 pm ET
    Location: HistoryMiami Museum, 101 W Flagler Street, Miami, FL

  • November 2021

    "Documenting Miami through Oral History"
    Monday, November 15, 2021 at 4:00 pm ET
    Presenter: Dr. Dan Royles
    Location: FIU MMC, SASC302 (Student Academic Success Center)

  • October 2021

    "Our Stories FIU: Storytelling through Sound & Image"
    Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 5:00 pm ET

    Presenters: Dr. Andrea Fanta and Enrique Rossell
    Location: This event was held remotely over Zoom

  • September 2021

    "Curating Stories of Miami’s Black Pioneers and African-American History & Art"
    Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 5:00 pm ET
    Presenters: Christopher Norwood, J.D. and Hampton Art Lovers
    Location: Historic Ward Rooming House Gallery, 249 NW 9th Street, Miami, FL