UCF | History Department

The History Department at the University of Central Florida offers students an excellent opportunity to cultivate analytical, reading, and writing skills while enhancing their knowledge of history and its role in today's society. Students interested in the professions of law, education, library sciences, public history, international affairs, and public policy will find in history a valuable and rewarding learning experience. The UCF History Department is also home to the Florida Historical Quarterly.

Public History

The Department of History is expanding its Public History program to focus on new media and cultural heritage management—areas that build on the strength of UCF's location in the greater Orlando metropolitan area. Our first priority is to bring new energy to our M.A. program by turning our public history track into a stand-alone master's degree. In addition, we are infusing our undergraduate program with hands-on, publicly engaged research opportunities. [Read More]

A Great Minor for History Students

The Middle Eastern Studies Minor at UCF is a great option for history students who have an interest in international affairs. Students who are interested in marketing themselves for international companies or graduate school would greatly benefit from minoring in Middle Eastern Studies. The minor has no prerequisite and only 18 credit hours to complete. For more information, please explore the Middle Eastern Studies Department page or contact Dr. Hakan Ozoglu at hakan@ucf.edu.

Civil Rights Programming

From Fall 2013-Fall 2016, the Public History Center will present programming on the civil rights movement, focusing on themes such as equality under the law and the power of the individual to make change.
Civil Rights Programming at the Public History Center

Events

Resume/CV Writing and Interviewing Tips

Tuesday, April 7, 2015; 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Lunch and Learn: Career Paths for History Majors

Thursday, April 9, 2015; 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Organizing and Preserving Family Photos on a Shoestring Budget

Saturday, April 11, 2015; 10:00am - 2:00pm

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Highlights

March 17, 2015

photoDescribed as a legacy to the silent film era, the five-building campus of Norman Laboratories on Arlington Road won’t stay silent for much longer. Rita Reagan, outreach coordinator for Norman Studios, has been working for 20 years to give the studios historic recognition. [Read More]

February 24, 2015

“Filthy Dreamers,” a documentary that looks at the effort of students, faculty and the president of Florida State Women’s College to stand up for academic freedom and against censorship in the 1920s, will be shown at 1 p. [Read More]

January 9, 2015

photo“The Committee,” a documentary film by a team from UCF, recently won an Emmy for telling the story of a Florida Legislature investigative panel that sought to root out homosexuals from state universities about 50 years ago. [Read More]

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Recent Faculty Publications

Robert Cassanello, Ph.D.

Hakan Özoğlu, Ph.D.

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DewletaOsmanî û Neteweperwerên Kurd. İstanbul: Kitap Yayınevi, 2012.

Daniel Murphree, Ph.D.

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Native America: A State-by-State Historical Encyclopedia (Greenwood Press, 2012)

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History Department • College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Central Florida
Phone: 407-823-2225 • Fax: 407-823-3184 • E-mail: history@ucf.edu