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 and scholarly expertise of faculty, staff, and students who are committed to 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 three cultural institutions—The Wolfsonian–FIU, The Frost Art Museum, and The Jewish Museum of Florida—along with scholars engaged with the humanities across campus departments: Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs (including the Department of History’s thriving Public History program); College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts; College of Arts, Sciences & Education.
The WPHL cements FIU's position on the vanguard of academia by creating an integrative research center, teaching lab, and degree program dedicated to a pioneering field now emerging at top universities across the country: public humanities.