Posts Categorized: Research

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 »

History Alumnus Published in UCF’s Undergraduate Research Journal

Jared Muha graduated from UCF with a degree in History in May 2015. He recently published an article titled “Mexico in 1999: Taking Back the UNAM” in the UCF Undergraduate Research Journal. Currently, he is a public school history teacher in Seminole County, Florida and hopes to share his passion for history, learning, and social… Read more »

Changing America Exhibit

How UCF Public History Students are Changing America One Exhibit at a Time Graduate students in Dr. Scot French’s Introduction to Public History colloquium are exploring the challenges of interpreting and displaying “difficult history” in museums, historic sites, and other public settings. This week, they had a unique opportunity to discuss those issues while unpacking… Read more »

Changing America: Dr. Scot French Shares His Research on the Historic Black Township of Eatonville

How did Maitland’s Lewis Lawrence (1806-1886), a wealthy white businessman and philanthropist from upstate New York, become friend and patron to the historic black township of Eatonville, Florida (est. 1887)? What motivated Lawrence, in the social and political context of the New South/Post-Reconstruction Era, to assist African American laborers in the purchase of homes and… Read more »

Prestigious Fellowship Awarded to History Professor

Dr. Tiffany Earley-Spadoni won a 2016-17 Mesopotamian Fellowship from the American School of Oriental Research (ASOR) for her project “New Foundations: a Comparative Study of the Creation of Neo-Assyrian and Urartian Landscapes.” The Mesopotamian Fellowship is awarded annually by the Baghdad Committee of the American Schools of Oriental Research to a junior scholar in support… Read more »

2016 Library Fellows Awards

Each year, the Fellows of the G.W. Blunt White Library at Mystic Seaport issue awards to recognize significant achievements in maritime heritage writing. The John Gardner Maritime Research Award is presented by the Fellows of the G.W. Blunt White Library for making a significant contribution in the maritime research field. The award is named for… Read more »

Digital Tools Presentation Serves Local History Keepers

As historic sites constantly seek new methods to engage the public, UCF’s Public History program continues its commitment to serving as a community partner in providing helpful resources. In addition to graduate students, representatives of local historic entities such as the Geneva Historical Society, the Winter Park Historical Society and the Sanford Museum attended a… Read more »

Virtual Reality Meets Historic Preservation during first Digital History Tools Workshop

Virtual reality headsets, smart phones and enthusiastic historians merged as part of the Public History program’s first Digital History Tools Workshop Series. Google-trained Matthew Gibson, Director of Digital Initiatives at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and Peter Hedlund, Lead Technologist for Encyclopedia Virginia led an interactive training session for graduate students, faculty and community… Read more »

UCF Emmy-Winning Documentary to be Shown on 100 PBS Stations, Campus

An Emmy-winning documentary film created by UCF honors students began airing this week on more than 100 PBS television stations nationwide, telling the story of a Florida Legislature panel that tried to remove homosexual students and employees from state universities decades ago. The film will be shown during the next few weeks from coast to… Read more »