Posts Categorized: News

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 »

Students Present Academic Posters at ZORA Festival

UCF History M.A. students are encouraged to sharpen their presentation skills and share their work-in-progress through academic poster sessions. Last week a team of five presented at the #ZORAFestival28 Communities Conference. They and others will compete for awards in the upcoming 2017 UCF Graduate Research Forum: Click here for more photos from ZORA Festival!

Public History Students Advocate for a National Historic Landmark

Public history graduate students Erin Montgomery, Sarah Schneider and Holly Baker presented a strong case to the National Historic Landmarks Committee of the National Park System Advisory Board on why the Norman Film Manufacturing Company (Norman Studios) in Jacksonville, FL should be a National Historical Landmark. Under the guidance of Dr. Anne Lindsay, the landmark… Read more »

History M.A. Candidate featured on

UCF History M.A. thesis candidate Mike Partain is featured in “What Men Can Teach Us About Breast Cancer” written by host and science journalist Florence Williams. Mike Partain was born on a storied Marine Corps base in North Carolina. Thirty-nine years later, he was diagnosed with breast cancer. He is a cancer survivor and advocate… 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.

Fall 2016 Graduate Reception

“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it”. This is the quote that many graduating History majors held proudly for photos at the first History Department Graduate Reception held in the fall of 2016. Several graduates attended the reception along with their families. The reception was hosted at the Burnett Honors… Read more »

A Summer at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture: Grad Student Becomes a Part of History

Thousands of applications were received and Porsha Dossie was one of twenty-four chosen to intern at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington, D.C. As the Curatorial Affairs intern, Dossie created content for two video installations for the museum, and helped to facilitate a lecture series for interns at… Read more »

History Graduate Student selected to work on Digital Documentary Edition

Serving as Graduate Research Associate for the Kentucky Historical Society, graduate student Tyler Campbell was selected to work on the Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition as an emerging scholar. He will help annotate the project’s first 1,500 documents. More information can be found here:

Honorable Mention for Best Chapter of the Year (2016) awarded to UCF’s Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society

Congratulations to UCF’s chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national History Honor Society for their recent award of Honorable Mention for Best Chapter of the Year. The Alpha Gamma Chi Chapter hosts academic, social, and charitable activities throughout the year. This student-led organization works with campus and community partners to enrich students’ intellectual and professional… Read more »

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 »