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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 »

UCF Celebrates the Arts features Veterans Legacy Program

As UCF celebrates the arts at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, the Veterans Legacy Program digitally showcased playscript readings and demonstrated a mobile app for the arts, storytelling and technology themed exhibition night. Undergraduate students in three UCF history courses researched and wrote biographies of more than 100 veterans commemorated at Florida National Cemetery…. Read more »

Collecting and Digitizing Local History: RICHES hosts “How to Conduct a History Harvest”

Collecting and Digitizing Local History: How to Conduct a History Harvest was the first workshop of its kind offered as a collaborative community outreach initiative presented by RICHES, Celery Soup and UCF’s Department of History. The workshop provided community organizations and members with tips and techniques on how to preserve their own history by hosting… Read more »

Judaic Studies professor engages students through video textbooks

Professors are constantly searching for innovative ways to engage their students. Judaic Studies professor Dr. Ken Hanson is leading the charge with courses that use cinematic productions and interactive video games to bridge the gap between the past and present. Hanson was the 2017 recipient of the Chuck D. Dziuban Award for Excellence in online… Read more »

History students present at annual Graduate Research Forum

The 15th annual Graduate Research Forum was held in the Student Union’s Pegasus Ballroom, April 3, 2018. The event is one of many scheduled during UCF’s Research Week and showcased the research and creative projects of more than 300 graduate students. Student presentations represented a variety of disciplines and were evaluated by a group of judges…. Read more »