UCF | History Department

The History Department at the University of Central Florida offers students an excellent opportunity to cultivate analytical, reading, and writing skills while enhancing their knowledge of history and its role in today's society. Students interested in the professions of law, education, library sciences, public history, international affairs, and public policy will find in history a valuable and rewarding learning experience. The UCF History Department is also home to the Florida Historical Quarterly.

Public History

The Department of History is expanding its Public History program to focus on new media and cultural heritage management—areas that build on the strength of UCF's location in the greater Orlando metropolitan area. Our first priority is to bring new energy to our M.A. program by turning our public history track into a stand-alone master's degree. In addition, we are infusing our undergraduate program with hands-on, publicly engaged research opportunities. [Read More]

A Great Minor for History Students

The Middle Eastern Studies Minor at UCF is a great option for history students who have an interest in international affairs. Students who are interested in marketing themselves for international companies or graduate school would greatly benefit from minoring in Middle Eastern Studies. The minor has no prerequisite and only 18 credit hours to complete. For more information, please explore the Middle Eastern Studies Department page or contact Dr. Hakan Ozoglu at hakan@ucf.edu.

Civil Rights Programming

The University of Central Florida History Department’s Public History program is proud to host Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington, 1963, a traveling exhibition developed by the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture and the National Museum of American History in further collaboration with the American Library Association.  The traveling exhibition and related public programs will help public audiences understand and discuss the relationship between two great peoples’ movements that resulted in the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 and the March on Washington in 1963. Learn about upcoming programs and exhibit tours here: https://ucfchangingamericablog.wordpress.com

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Highlights

October 19, 2016

photoThousands 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. [Read More]

October 19, 2016

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. [Read More]

October 19, 2016

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. [Read More]

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Recent Faculty Publications

Barbara Gannon, Ph.D.

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Co-author, A Military History of Pennsylvania, with William A. Pencak, Christian B. Keller, Westholme Publishing, 2016.

 

David Head, Ph.D.

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Privateers of the Americas:Spanish American Privateering from the United States in the Early Republic. University of Georgia Press, 2015.

Luis Martínez-Fernández, Ph.D.

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Revolutionary Cuba: A History. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2014; eBook edition by Florida Scholarship Online, 2015; updated paperback edition, 2016.

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History Department • College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Central Florida
Phone: 407-823-2225 • Fax: 407-823-3184 • E-mail: history@ucf.edu