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UCF History Alumni Spotlight: Where Are They Now: Meghan Ashley Vance, UCF BA in History, 2011 and MA in Public History, 2015

July 17, 2017

UCF History Alumni Spotlight: Where Are They Now Meghan Ashley Vance, UCF BA in History, 2011 and MA in Public History, 2015 Since completing her MA in Public History at UCF, Meghan Ashley Vance continues her work in Digital History and Preservation at the Morse Museum in Winter Park, FL. As the Assistant to the Director of Public Affairs and Publications, she is currently working on projects that further the museum’s digital upgrades, including Digital Asset Management and Collection... Read More

UCF History Alumni Spotlight: Where Are They Now: Albert Tellez, UCF Class of 2016 – BA in History

June 30, 2017

Albert’s office is in the First Bank of the United States, where 18th and 19th century artifacts are archived. UCF History Alumni Spotlight: Where Are They Now Albert Tellez, UCF Class of 2016 – BA in History After completing a history internship at the Museum of Military History in Kissimmee, FL, alumna Albert Tellez served as the museum’s Historian and Curator following graduation. He recently accepted a position with the National Park Service in Philadelphia, PA. In his new... Read More

UCF History Alumni Spotlight: Where Are They Now – Anne Ladyem McDivitt, Class of 2010 & 2013

June 27, 2017

UCF History Alumni Spotlight: Where Are They Now Anne Ladyem McDivitt, Class of 2010 & 2013 While pursuing her PhD in Public History at George Mason University, Anne Ladyem McDivitt is interning this summer at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. She is working on curatorial projects in the Space History department. According to a recent article published in the Dyersburg State Gazette, a portion of Anne’s tasks while interning at the institution will be to... Read More

Citizen Curator Project on RICHES

June 8, 2017

RICHES (the Regional Initiative for Collecting the History, Experiences and Stories) includes a permanent archive of Resilience: Remembering Pulse and Pulse: A Consultation, plus five additional projects: Florida Pride and Shame by Amanda Polk; Black in White by Kimari Jackson; Literature for the Resistance by Jaclyn Crawford; Central Florida Pulse: The Tragedy of Place and the Power of Activism by Mia Tangor, Carys O’Neill and Savannah Bitto; and A Cultural Poultice by Abigail Padfield,... Read More

“The Committee” Documentary Now Online

June 8, 2017

The Committee, created by the Honors Advanced Documentary Workshop Class at UCF under the advisement of faculty members Robert Cassanello (History) and Lisa Mills (SVAD), is a documentary about the little-known Florida Legislative Investigative Committee of the State Legislature from 1956-1965. The documentary is currently available to watch on WUCF TV and will be rebroadcast in October during Orlando Pride.... Read More

History Department’s Dr. Tiffany Earley-Spadoni has been published in the Journal of Archaeological Science

May 26, 2017

History Department's Dr. Tiffany Earley-Spadoni has been published in the Journal of Archaeological Science. Her article, "Spatial History, deep mapping and digital storytelling: archaeology's future imagined through an engagement with the Digital Humanities," argues for collaboration between GIS specialists and digital humanists, as well as collaboration in deep mapping, digital storytelling and data visualization. Earley-Spadoni also highlights the RICHES project here at the University of... Read More

UCF History Alumnus Receives Florida Historical Society Award

April 26, 2017

Terrell Orr (MA History 2016) has won the 2016 Gov. LeRoy Collins Award from the Florida Historical Society for his MA Thesis titled “Conflict and Modernity in New South Florida's Phosphate Mines, 1900-1930.” You can read the abstract for Orr’s thesis here. Named in honor of the late Gov. LeRoy Collins, a distinguished Floridian connected with one of the state's pioneer families, who promoted significant improvements in public education at all levels. This award recognizes the most... Read More

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