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Featured Courses for Fall 2018

  The UCF History Department has numerous, interesting courses being offered for Fall of 2018. Starting now, you can register for any of the following courses. Be sure to check beck regularly to see what new courses are coming this Fall.       In AMH3562, we will unpack this historical statement and many other… Read more »

Florida Veteran Remembered on the 100th Anniversary of His Death

100 years ago on July 20, Deland resident and Stetson University student Paul Hon died in a battle “leading his platoon into a charge against the Germans” in the First World War. The battle began on July 18, 1918, under the command of French General Charles Mangin. Dr. Amelia H. Lyons attended the commemoration of… Read more »

Community Project Grant Awarded to History Department

The Florida Humanities Council granted the UCF History Department a $4,360 grant to assist the Jones High School Historical Society with archiving their museum and collections. Located near downtown Orlando, the high school and was founded in 1882 and was originally a segregated high school. Historically black high schools throughout Central Florida faced closures and… Read more »

Veterans Legacy Program Team Member Highlight

Harrison Smith and Nikki Hearn are two of our undergraduate students working with the Veterans Legacy Program at UCF. Last Spring they worked on biographies of World War I veterans Clyde Atwood Emerson and Edward D. DeSaussure in Dr. Lyons’ History and Historians course, which focused on World War I veterans from Florida who died… Read more »

UCF students, faculty travel to France to document WWI history

The University of Central Florida’s History Department and Center for Humanities and Digital Research are proud to partner with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Cemetery Administration to bring the stories of U.S. veterans buried in national cemeteries to life as part of the Veterans Legacy Program. The Orlando Sentinel featured the Veterans Legacy Program’s… Read more »

History Student Named Boren Fellow

History major Rachel Rothstein-Safra received a Boren Fellowship which provides funding for immersive study of the language and culture of countries deemed critical to U.S. national security. Read more at https://today.ucf.edu/3-ucf-students-named-boren-fellows/.

C-SPAN 3 features UCF History Professor

Visiting professor Yanek Mieczkowski was recently recorded by C-SPAN 3 to be featured on its series titled “Lectures in History.” Mieczkowski specializes in 20th century U.S. history and teaches courses that cover presidential, diplomatic, economic, social and cultural history. The most recent airing will be Mieczkowski’s fourth CSPAN appearance. His most recent CSPAN feature covers… Read more »

Graduation and awards reception honors student accomplishments

The History Department celebrated students who have been recognized by awards and graduating seniors at this semester’s Graduation and Awards Reception. The reception took place is the Graduate Student Center located in Colbourn Hall. Each spring, the event allows History Department staff and faculty to celebrate student accomplishments and wish them well in their future… Read more »

A variety of courses are being offered through the History Department for Summer 2018

This summer, the History Department has numerous interesting courses available for student registration. Still looking to fill your schedule? We’ve got you covered. History of the Caribbean provides student with a multidisciplinary introduction to the historical trajectory of the Caribbean from the pre-Columbian era to the present. It covers selected topics such as Amerindian societies, European… Read more »

History graduate student is recognized by Order of the Pegasus for first time in department history

History graduate student Porsha Dossie was awarded UCF’s Order of the Pegasus, which is the first time a History student has received the universities most prestigious recognition. The Order of the Pegasus award recognizes students for their exemplary performance at both the graduate and undergraduate level. Undergraduates who are selected for the university’s most significant… Read more »