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

MayFest: A Family Celebration of Spring

Saturday, May 2, 2015; 10:00am - 2:00pm

Capturing and Recording Your Family Stories

Saturday, May 30, 2015; 10:00am - 1:00pm

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Highlights

April 24, 2015

photoA World War II ration book, a photo of a well-traveled Oviedo road before it existed and historical information about the city’s first African-American cemetery were just some of the artifacts collected as part of a recent community initiative to preserve the past using today's digital tools. [Read More]

April 23, 2015

photoLuis Martínez-Fernández's recent book, Revolutionary Cuba: A History, received an award from the International Latino Book Awards. Martínez-Fernández was recognized in the category of Best History Books in English. [Read More]

April 14, 2015

photoMartinez-Fernandez will discuss his latest book, Revolutionary Cuba: A History in the 6th Annual UCF Book Festival. Click here to learn more. Dr. Luis Martínez-Fernández is Professor of History at the University of Central Florida, where he directed the Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies Program (2004-2006); during that period he founded the Latin American Cultural Festival of Orlando. [Read More]

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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