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UCF Students Present at the Florida Conference of Historians

March 14, 2017

March 10-12, 2017 Punta Gorda, Florida Several UCF students from the History and School of Visual Arts and Design presented their work at the 57th Annual Florida Conference of Historians March 10-12 at Florida Southwestern State College. The conference highlighted historical subjects through paper and new media presentations, and gave our students the opportunity to share their scholarship. The following undergraduate, graduate, alumni, prospective student, and faculty presented this... Read More

VA Selects UCF Historians to Bring Deceased Veterans’ Stories to Life

March 9, 2017

A University of Central Florida team of scholars has been awarded a $290,000 contract from the national Cemetery Administration (NCA), an agency of the Veterans Administration, to bring the stories of veterans buried in the Florida National Cemetery to life for a new generation of students. UCF is one of three universities selected to launch the NCA’s Veterans Legacy Program. The project, led by Amelia Lyons, associate professor of history and director of graduate programs, will engage... Read More

Dr. Thomas Greenhaw History Scholarship Winners

March 3, 2017

Preserving the legacy of Dr. Thomas Greenhaw, the Dr. Thomas Greenhaw History Scholarship was awarded to graduate student Tyler Campbell and undergraduate Rachel Rothstein-Safra during the Phi Alpha Theta Distinguished Lecture Series. The scholarship is a worthy monument to preserve the historical legacy of Dr. Greenhaw’s self-less giving and influence in the lives of students, members of the community, faculty and staff of the UCF History... Read More

Faculty and students explore connections between gender, machines and patriotism through research presentation

March 3, 2017

Dr. Yovanna Pineda, Associate Professor, History Department and Luciano Prosperi, Producer, Estudio Libertad, Rafaela, Santa Fe hosted a Brown Bag Lunch to discuss the connections between gender, machines and patriotism, and show clips from their upcoming film, The Birthplace of the Harvester. Attendees were able to see how oral history, archival data, visual material, and local traditions can be used to show history to a wider audience. View a video of the presentation and feedback from... Read More

Dr. Olivia Sohns Recent Publication

February 6, 2017

UCF History Department's Dr. Olivia Sohns was recently published in Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies. Dr. Sohns reviewed a new release by Asaf Siniver called Abba Eban: A Biography. "Abba Eban: A Biography by Asaf Siniver (Review)" published by Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies (Volume 35, Number 1, Fall 2016, pp. 128-130) To access the article, please click... Read More

Students Present Academic Posters at ZORA Festival

February 3, 2017

UCF History M.A. students are encouraged to sharpen their presentation skills and share their work-in-progress through academic poster sessions. Last week a team of five presented at the #ZORAFestival28 Communities Conference. They and others will compete for awards in the upcoming 2017 UCF Graduate Research Forum: http://www.students.graduate.ucf.edu/research_forum/. Click here for more photos from ZORA... Read More

Public History Students Advocate for a National Historic Landmark

January 13, 2017

Public history graduate students Erin Montgomery, Sarah Schneider and Holly Baker presented a strong case to the National Historic Landmarks Committee of the National Park System Advisory Board on why the Norman Film Manufacturing Company (Norman Studios) in Jacksonville, FL should be a National Historical Landmark. Under the guidance of Dr. Anne Lindsay, the landmark nomination was written as part of a Seminar in Historic Preservation course offered in spring 2015. Students taking the class... Read More

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