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

From Fall 2013-Fall 2016, the Public History Center will present programming on the civil rights movement, focusing on themes such as equality under the law and the power of the individual to make change.
Civil Rights Programming at the Public History Center

Events

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Highlights

April 2014

photoDr. Dan Murphree, Associate Professor of History, is the 2014 winner of the First Annual Schell Award for Implementing Innovative Writing Instruction in the Disciplines. The award is named for Dr. Rick Schell, Vice-President and Chief of Staff, in honor of his enduring commitment to improving student writing at UCF. [Read More]

April 2014

Yovanna PinedaNEH Summer Stipend award Yovanna Pineda was awarded a Summer Stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities to complete archival research in the United Kingdom and Argentina and begin writing two chapters of her second book project, tentatively entitled “Plowing Toward Modernity: Technological Change, Society, and Development in Argentina’s Agricultural Sector, 1860-1940. [Read More]

April 2014

photo"The Committee," a documentary by University of Central Florida students and professors, tells part of its shocking story: how in the late 1950s and early 1960s, Florida college students and teachers were pulled out of class and questioned for hours — not about their politics but about their private lives, as part of an effort to drive homosexuals from state universities. [Read More]

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Recent Faculty Publications

Robert Cassanello, Ph.D.

Hakan Özoğlu, Ph.D.

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DewletaOsmanî û Neteweperwerên Kurd. İstanbul: Kitap Yayınevi, 2012.

Daniel Murphree, Ph.D.

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Native America: A State-by-State Historical Encyclopedia (Greenwood Press, 2012)

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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