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UCF Community Veterans History Project receives The Anne J. Caudal Foundation Grant

The UCF Community Veterans History Project, coordinated by the History Department’s Dr. Barbara Gannon, has been awarded the Anne J. Caudal Foundation Grant. The Anne J. Caudal Foundation’s grant helps to fund the UCF CVHP’s efforts to collect the stories of veterans in the Central Florida community as well as employ and educate students to… Read more »

That First Labor Day

Labor Day parade on Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C.

by Robert Cassanello, Associate Professor of History In the late nineteenth century, labor leaders in New York City organized the first Labor Day on September 5th, 1882. It was birthed in activism and a need to demonstrate the breath and composition of the local labor movement to politicians and business leaders alike. Workers took to… Read more »

History Professor receives Community Based Research Grant

Dr. Rosalind Beiler, Associate Professor of History, received a Community Based Research Grant from the Office of Research and Community Engagement at the Burnett Honors College to partner with History Revealed, Inc., a historical research organization that focuses the public education of lesser-known groups of people from the past. The Community Based Research Grant is… Read more »

History Undergrad, Laurel Schafer Awarded Integrative Learning Scholarship

History major, Laurel Schafer was recently selected as a fall 2017 recipient of the Integrative Learning Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to students who exhibit excellence while participating in integrative experiences such as internships, study abroad opportunities or independent studies. This past summer, Laurel was invited by Ancient Near Eastern Societies’ Professor, Dr. Tiffany Earley-Spadoni, to… Read more »

Faculty Summer Research Spotlight: Dr. Yovanna Pineda

The Harvester: The Memories behind the Machinery Dr. Yovanna Pineda spent three weeks in Argentina directing her documentary The Harvester. Joining her was Professor Scott Launier, UCF Department of Writing and Rhetoric, who assisted with filming, lighting, and driving through towns and cities in Santa Fé province to record interviews, nature, and farm machinery. Often… Read more »

Summer Internship Spotlight: Brandon Nightingale

History graduate student Brandon Nightingale is currently interning at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. His work this summer focuses on researching and developing WWI White Papers that will become interpretations for future exhibitions, identifying replacements for Gallery Loans and conducting research relative to African American history associated with Arlington… Read more »

UCF History Alumni Spotlight: Where Are They Now: Meghan Ashley Vance, UCF BA in History, 2011 and MA in Public History, 2015

UCF History Alumni Spotlight: Where Are They Now Meghan Ashley Vance, UCF BA in History, 2011 and MA in Public History, 2015 Since completing her MA in Public History at UCF, Meghan Ashley Vance continues her work in Digital History and Preservation at the Morse Museum in Winter Park, FL. As the Assistant to the… Read more »

UCF History Alumni Spotlight: Where Are They Now: Albert Tellez, UCF Class of 2016 – BA in History

UCF History Alumni Spotlight: Where Are They Now Albert Tellez, UCF Class of 2016 – BA in History After completing a history internship at the Museum of Military History in Kissimmee, FL, alumna Albert Tellez served as the museum’s Historian and Curator following graduation. He recently accepted a position with the National Park Service in… Read more »

UCF History Alumni Spotlight: Where Are They Now – Anne Ladyem McDivitt, Class of 2010 & 2013

UCF History Alumni Spotlight: Where Are They Now Anne Ladyem McDivitt, Class of 2010 & 2013 While pursuing her PhD in Public History at George Mason University, Anne Ladyem McDivitt is interning this summer at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. She is working on curatorial projects in the Space History… Read more »