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History student chosen for a fellowship designed to impact girls in low-income countries

History major, Danielle Dickey was chosen to take part in the She’s the First Community Impact Fellowship. The fellowship will provide Dickey with an opportunity to develop a local community project aimed at empowering and educating girls in low income countries.  Dickey will kick off her year-long fellowship with a retreat in Antigua, Guatemala. For… Read more »

Florida Conference of Historians recognizes UCF History students

UCF History students were awarded for presenting the best papers at the annual Florida Conference of Historians. Graduate student Colin Cook was presented with the Blaine T. Browne Award for his paper titled “Scottish Identity and Presbyterian in Antrim, 1613 – 1670.” The award is given out each year to the best paper written by… Read more »

History student receives sixth academic award for 2017-2018 academic year

Rachael Rothstein-Safra received the Honors in the Major Outstanding Theses Award for her thesis on China’s only female emperor, Wu Zetian. Every year, the award is presented to four students. The award recognizes one student thesis from a social sciences, business and education category, a natural sciences and health sciences category, an engineering and technology… Read more »

Humanities and Tech intersect at THATCamp FL 2018

The History Department, Center for Digital Humanities and Research and RICHES hosted this year’s THATCamp at the UCF Teaching Academy, this past weekend. The Humanities and Technology Camp featured over 65 attendees and 10 sessions led by graduate students and scholars collaborating on Digital Humanities projects. Unlike formal conferences, THATCamp sessions are proposed throughout the… Read more »

Annual Dr. John T. Washington Scholarship Luncheon honors four recipients

The UCF Africana Studies Program Awards held its annual Dr. John T. Washington Community Service and Scholarship Luncheon on Feb. 19, 2018. The awards luncheon honors Dr. John T Washington, one of UCF’s first African-American professors, by recognizing UCF students along with community adults and youth who have made outstanding contributions to our local area…. Read more »

Florida veteran establishes a legacy of honor and valor

When Joe Tillmon was in elementary school, segregation was still legal. However in the 5th grade, when Tillmon’s all black school became an integrated institution, he found himself as one of the only two black boys in his class. One day after a social studies lesson, while Tillmon was at recess, a classmate told him… Read more »

New African American Primary Source Collections now available at UCF Libraries

In honor of Black History Month, the UCF Libraries, the Department of History, and the Africana Studies program would like to announce the acquisition of two new African American primary source collections. These are the second of a two-part technology fee proposal. The first phase led to the acquisition of six new databases: Black Abolitionist… Read more »

UCF History Alumni Spotlight: Karen Kelly, Class of 2017

Karen Kelly currently lives about an hour away from Paris in the historic city of Rouen, Normandy teaching English to French children. Since graduating from UCF in 2017 with a BA in History, Karen has started working as a teaching assistant through the Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF). The program is an initiative through… Read more »