Posts Categorized: Faculty

VA Selects UCF Historians to Bring Deceased Veterans’ Stories to Life

A University of Central Florida team of scholars has been awarded a $290,000 contract from the national Cemetery Administration (NCA), an agency of the Veterans Administration, to bring the stories of veterans buried in the Florida National Cemetery to life for a new generation of students. UCF is one of three universities selected to launch… Read more »

Faculty and students explore connections between gender, machines and patriotism through research presentation

Dr. Yovanna Pineda, Associate Professor, History Department and Luciano Prosperi, Producer, Estudio Libertad, Rafaela, Santa Fe hosted a Brown Bag Lunch to discuss the connections between gender, machines and patriotism, and show clips from their upcoming film, The Birthplace of the Harvester. Attendees were able to see how oral history, archival data, visual material, and… Read more »

Dr. Olivia Sohns Recent Publication

UCF History Department’s Dr. Olivia Sohns was recently published in Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies. Dr. Sohns reviewed a new release by Asaf Siniver called Abba Eban: A Biography. “Abba Eban: A Biography by Asaf Siniver (Review)” published by Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies (Volume 35, Number 1, Fall 2016, pp…. Read more »

Associate Professor featured in Perspectives on History, the Newsmagazine of the American Historical Association

“History and Belonging: First-Generation Latino/a Students and the Discipline’s Future” written by Yovanna Pineda, Associate Professor of History was featured in Perspectives on History, the Newsmagazine of the American Historical Association. View the feature article here.

UCF History Professor Teaches Through Podcasts

Using various items as symbols of history, like a leather cap and goggles, surfboards, ceramic pots, a quirky, yet space-age sound, student animation and over a hundred interviews—Professor Robert Cassanello created a podcast. Listeners all over the world click on “A History of Central Florida” to take on a journey of social discovery and exploration… Read more »

Changing America: Dr. Scot French Shares His Research on the Historic Black Township of Eatonville

How did Maitland’s Lewis Lawrence (1806-1886), a wealthy white businessman and philanthropist from upstate New York, become friend and patron to the historic black township of Eatonville, Florida (est. 1887)? What motivated Lawrence, in the social and political context of the New South/Post-Reconstruction Era, to assist African American laborers in the purchase of homes and… Read more »

Prestigious Fellowship Awarded to History Professor

Dr. Tiffany Earley-Spadoni won a 2016-17 Mesopotamian Fellowship from the American School of Oriental Research (ASOR) for her project “New Foundations: a Comparative Study of the Creation of Neo-Assyrian and Urartian Landscapes.” The Mesopotamian Fellowship is awarded annually by the Baghdad Committee of the American Schools of Oriental Research to a junior scholar in support… Read more »

2016 Library Fellows Awards

Each year, the Fellows of the G.W. Blunt White Library at Mystic Seaport issue awards to recognize significant achievements in maritime heritage writing. The John Gardner Maritime Research Award is presented by the Fellows of the G.W. Blunt White Library for making a significant contribution in the maritime research field. The award is named for… Read more »