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


Museum Day LIVE!

Saturday, September 27, 2014; 9:00am - 5:00pm

Created Equal - Gender & Race: What Does it Mean to be Free?

Friday, October 10, 2014; 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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September 2014

photoRobert Cassanello's latest book won the Florida Historical Society's 2014 Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Award. Cassanello's book To Render Invisible: Jim Crow and Public Life in New South Jacksonville examines the emergences of Jim Crow segregation and racial discrimination in Jacksonville in the decades following the Civil War. [Read More]

September 2014

photoA video podcast produced by UCF students and faculty won the Florida Historical Society's 2014 Hampton Dunn Internet Award. A History of Central Florida was produced by graduate students in the History M. [Read More]

August 2014

photoThe Orlando Museum of Art will screen The Committee on September 4 as part of its award-winning 1st Thursdays event series. Florida’s Purge: The Johns Committee Witch Hunt is a documentary by UCF students and professors. [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