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New classes are being offered through the History Department for Spring 2018! Want to take something different? We’ve got you covered.

December 6, 2017

Digital Storytelling (ASH 3930) - Dr. Tiffany Earley-Spadoni If you are interested in new ways to tell stories about the past, this class is for you. "Digital Storytelling" is a relatively new practice which uses digital tools for community-engagement. Digital stories are often presented in a compelling first-person style and combine a variety of formats including film, photography, illustration, graphic art etc. It also covers a variety of digital formats: web-based stories, interactive... Read More

Upcoming Panel at HASTAC 2017 – Digital Storytelling as Public History/Archaeology: a View from the Vayots Dzor Fortress Landscapes Project, Armenia

October 24, 2017

This year HASTAC 2017 will take place at the University of Central Florida. At this conference, a number of panels will take place relating to this year's theme of "The Possible Worlds of Digital Humanities." One of the panels featured at HASTAC is led by UCF's History Department's Dr. Tiffany Earley-Spadoni. She, along with three students, will present, "Digital Storytelling as Public History/Archaeology: a View from the Vayots Dzor Fortress Landscapes Project,... Read More

The 5th Annual Jerrell H. Shofner Lecture Series

October 20, 2017

The History Department hosted the annual Jerrell H. Shofner lecture series covering Florida culture and history earlier this week. Nearly 100 students, faculty and alumni attended this year’s lecture as guest speaker, Gary. R. Mormino, discussed “Florida and the Age of Terror.” Mormino explored Florida as it navigated its way into the new millennia in honor of Jerrell H. Shofner who recently passed this last... Read More

Student Highlight: Rachael Rothstein-Safra, Knight of Distinction

October 19, 2017

Senior history major Rachael Rothstein-Safra was recently recognized as a Knight of Distinction. The Knights of Distinction Program highlights students who participate in experiences that allow them to apply knowledge learned within the classroom to real world situations and environments. You can read more about Rachael as she reflects on her most memorable UCF history experiences and post-graduation plans... Read More

History Professor focuses on the Space Industry in Orlando Sentinel Column

October 19, 2017

The Orlando Sentinel featured visiting assistant professor, Yanek Mieczkowski in an online op-ed. In this piece, Professor Mieczkowski comments on the recent SpaceX launch of the Falcon 9 rocket and how it plays to what former president Eisenhower envisioned for the future of the Space Age. You can read Professor Mieczkowski’s column... Read More

Professor Luis Martínez-Fernández shares insight into Puerto Rican Migration to Florida

October 19, 2017

Almost a month after Hurricane Maria, much of the island of Puerto Rico is still without power. Significant infrastructure damage and limited resources have given many Puerto Ricans reason enough to relocate to the U.S. mainland. UCF history Professor Luis Martínez-Fernández discusses a potential mass migration to the state of Florida in the wake of Hurricane Maria in a recent interview with NPR. Read more about the story... Read More

UCF Honors College documentary about the notorious “Johns Committee” to air on WUCF-TV Thursday, October 19th at 10:30pm

October 11, 2017

Fifty years ago, Florida’s Legislative Investigative Committee, led by Senator Charley Johns sought to remove homosexuals from Florida's state universities. As a result of the “Johns Committee’s” efforts, more than 200 gay and lesbian students and teachers were expelled or fired. Featuring two of the victims and one interrogator, The Committee exposes the committee’s subversive activities and how its effects are still felt today. The 30-minute documentary film traces the... Read More

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