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The 5th Annual Jerrell H. Shofner Lecture Series

The History Department hosted the annual Jerrell H. Shofner lecture series covering Florida culture and history earlier this week. Nearly 100 students, faculty and alumni attended this year’s lecture as guest speaker, Gary. R. Mormino, discussed “Florida and the Age of Terror.” Mormino explored Florida as it navigated its way into the new millennia in… Read more »

UCF Students Present at the Florida Conference of Historians

March 10-12, 2017 Punta Gorda, Florida Several UCF students from the History and School of Visual Arts and Design presented their work at the 57th Annual Florida Conference of Historians March 10-12 at Florida Southwestern State College. The conference highlighted historical subjects through paper and new media presentations, and gave our students the opportunity to… Read more »

Virtual Reality Meets Historic Preservation during first Digital History Tools Workshop

Virtual reality headsets, smart phones and enthusiastic historians merged as part of the Public History program’s first Digital History Tools Workshop Series. Google-trained Matthew Gibson, Director of Digital Initiatives at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and Peter Hedlund, Lead Technologist for Encyclopedia Virginia led an interactive training session for graduate students, faculty and community… Read more »

History Student wins First Place in Graduate Research Forum Award

James A. “Drew” Padgett was the first place MA winner in the Fine Arts and Humanities category at the 2016 Graduate Research Forum with his project “Counting Kills: Exploring the Debary Hall Game Ledger, 1904-1941” and also the recipient of a cash prize. He will compete at the state-level research forum at the University of… Read more »

History Podcast Wins Best Media

A History of Central Florida won the 2016 Hampton Dunn Internet Award for best media project concerning Florida history. A History of Central Florida is a podcast produced by UCF’s Regional Initiative for Collection the History, Experiences and Stories of Central Florida. The RICHES program has won the Dunn Award four years in a row… Read more »

Dr. Thomas Greenhaw History Scholarship Winners

Preserving the legacy of Dr. Thomas Greenhaw, the Dr. Thomas Greenhaw History Scholarship was awarded to graduate student Porsha Dossie and undergraduate John Grande during the Annual Pauley Speaker Series on Global Affairs. The scholarship is a worthy monument to preserve the historical legacy of Dr. Greenhaw’s selfless giving and influence in the lives of… Read more »