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.
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]
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The University of Central Florida’s Public History Center was recognized by the Sanford Historic Trust for its excellence in preserving the history of Sanford and Seminole County. The Public History Center has accomplished this through innovative exhibits and the popular “teaching gardens” located on site. [Read More]
In recognition of the quincentennial of Ponce de Leon's first visit to Florida (1513), the Florida Historical Quarterly is publishing a series of Special Issues titled "500 Years of Florida History." Beginning in 2013, a Special Issue from this series will be published each consecutive year (two in 2016) that provides an overview of current interpretations and evaluation of historiographic trends relevant to the period being covered. [Read More]
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