Miami Studies Workshops

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!


2023–2024 Miami Studies Workshops

Oral History Theory and Practice

Monday, May 20, 2024
Introduction to Oral History: 1:00-2:00 PM EST
Oral Histories of HIV/AIDS: 2:30-3:30 PM EST
Location: Vizcaya Village Garden (3250 S Miami Ave., Miami, FL)
Presenter: Dr. Dan Royles

Register for free


Past Workshops

  • May 2024

    An Evening with Ana Menéndez

    Thursday, May 2, 2024
    Location: FIU CARTA – Mana Wynwood (318 NW 23 Street, Miami, FL)

  • April 2024

    Miami AIDS Memorials Project Launch

    Wednesday, April 10, 2024 6:30 pm ET
    Location: Vizcaya Museum and Gardens (3251 S Miami Ave., Miami, FL)

  • February 2024

    Movie on the Lawn: Moonlight

    Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 6:00 pm ET
    Location: MARC Building Law (FIU)

  • January 2024

    Visual Narratives: Empowering Miami Voices through Photovoice

    Wednesday, January 31, 2024 | 6:00 pm ET
    Presenter: Melissa Lau, Research Associate for the Tropical Rivers Lab at FIU
    Location: Online via Zoom

  • February 2023

    Miami and the Making of Modern Medicine: A Book Talk with Catherine Mas

    Thursday, February 23, 2023 | 6:00 pm ET
    Presenter: Dr. Catherine Mas
    Location: The Wolfsonian—FIU (1001 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139)

    Prior to the event, there was be a free and open viewing of The Wolfsonian—FIU’s latest exhibition on Cuban music, “Turn the Beat Around,” from  5:00-5:45 PM ET


    Subverting Art from the Past: Painting En Plein Air at Vizcaya

    Friday, February 10, 2023 | 12:00 pm ET
    Presenter: David Chang, MFA
    Location: Vizcaya Museum & Gardens (3251 South Miami Ave., Miami, FL, 33129)

  • January 2023

    The Deering Estate: A Guided Hike to the Cutler Fossil Site

    Saturday, January 14, 2023 | 10:00 am–11:30am ET
    Presenter: John Bailly
    Location: The Deering Estate (16701 SW 72 Avenue, Miami, FL, 33157)

    Meet the group promptly at 10am at the main entrance. Remember: this is a hike in South Florida’s warm weather and natural habitat and you assume all risks involved in your voluntary participation. Despite the higher temperatures we’ve been having, it is generally advised to wear long sleeve shirts and long pants to best protect yourself from plants and insects. We recommend you wear good walking shoes (open shoes or sandals are not permitted) and bring a reusable water bottle and snack. More suggestions and guidelines for such hikes can be found in John Bailly’s website here.

  • December 2022

    Miami River Cruise with HistoryMiami Museum

    Sunday, December 4, 2022 | 10:00 am–12:00 pm ET
    Presenters: Dr. Paul S. George and Ingrid E. Argueta
    Location: Island Queen Cruises at Bayside Marketplace (401 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132)

  • November 2022

    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: Was held remotely over Zoom

  • October 2022

    Miami Mindfulness: Practicing the Art of Being Present with the Lowe Art Museum

    Monday, October 17, 2022 | 5:00 pm–6:15 pm ET
    Presenter: Jodi Sypher
    Location: Was held remotely over Zoom


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

    Friday, October 28, 2022 | 10:00 am–12:00 pm ET
    Presenters: Roberto Fernández, III and Terrance Cribbs-Lorrant 
    Location: Historic Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum, 480 NW 11th Street, Miami, FL 

  • 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