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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

UCF History Students Showcase Their Research at the 2017 Graduate Research Forum

April 10, 2017

On Tuesday, April 4th, seven History graduate students showcased their research at UCF's 2017 Graduate Research Forum. The Graduate Research Forum allows students from all disciplines to share their research and projects through academic posters. Along with creating a poster that showcases their work, students are given the opportunity to explain their research, answer questions and gain feedback. This year, MA History candidate Holly Baker placed 1st for Master's in the Business... Read More

Seminole Tribe of Florida former Chairman and current Council member and tribal historian Max Osceola recently spoke to students in Bob Clarke’s AMH 2010 class

April 10, 2017

Seminole Tribe of Florida former Chairman and current Council member and tribal historian Max Osceola recently spoke to students in Bob Clarke's AMH 2010 class. Covering a wide range of topics from Indian Removal to modern Seminole culture, Max helped student's understand different perspectives on U.S. History and answered a variety of questions from the audience. All in attendance gained much insight from Max's perspectives and the UCF History department hopes to have a long, and productive... Read More

Historian David Staley Unveils FHQ Data Sculpture At Public History Talk on “The Creative Humanities”

April 7, 2017

Visitors to the Florida Historical Quarterly offices on the fourth floor of Colbourn Hall will soon find displayed there a 3D data sculpture representing 100 top key terms from the journal’s 85-year run of digitized back issues, courtesy of Ohio State University historian David J. Staley. The sculpture resembles a topographical map, with peaks and valleys corresponding to the journal’s most commonly used key terms. Some terms, such as “Indian,” demonstrate the journal’s year-to-year... Read More

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