The Department of History Graduate Student Association (DOHGSA) is one of the most active student clubs at Florida International University. DOHGSA represents all students in the department’s graduate program.
DOHGSA contributes to the profile of the department and university on several levels. Throughout the year, our association organizes a number of academic events that includes professional development workshops (where professors advise graduate students on matters such as acquisition of funding and publication of research), Brownbag Lectures (during which faculty members discuss their own research with scholars and graduate students), and Atlantic Symposiums (that bring scholars from other institutions to FIU).
DOHGSA also publishes an annual periodical online and in print: The Atlantic Millennium showcases original research by the department’s graduate students. The highlight of DOHGSA’s academic year is the annual conference in Spring. The conference, which has gain the character of a truly interdisciplinary event in recent years, brings students and scholars from across the nation in touch with prospective researchers in our department.
DOHGSA also coordinates social activities that enrich personal relations within our graduate student community as well as between our department and other divisions at Florida International University.
As of Fall 2012, our community is comprised of more than forty doctoral students and candidates as well as about sixty Master’s students.