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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Public History Internship & Project Showcase

Friday, August 1, 2014; 2:00pm

Florida Folklife Program Presents Seminole County Folk Forum

Saturday, August 9, 2014; 10:30am - 4:30pm

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Highlights

July 2014

Hakan ÖzoğluThe New York Times recently featured an article penned by Hakan Özoğlu. "Lessons From the Idea, and Rejection, of Kurdistan" appears among editorials by noted authors in the Times' “How to Redraw the World Map” series. [Read More]

July 2014

Each year, the RUSA/CODES History Section Historical Materials Committee selects an assortment of resources that reflect the best resources for historical research. RICHES of Central Florida made the 2013 list. [Read More]

July 2014

UCF student and faculty researchers recently compiled oral histories from residents in retirement facilities. The results are published in Gerontology & Geriatrics Education. Researchers conducted video interviews with residents in assisted-living facilities that were screened for staff members. [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