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: 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

History M.A. Candidate featured on

January 5, 2017

UCF History M.A. thesis candidate Mike Partain is featured in “What Men Can Teach Us About Breast Cancer” written by host and science journalist Florence Williams. Mike Partain was born on a storied Marine Corps base in North Carolina. Thirty-nine years later, he was diagnosed with breast cancer. He is a cancer survivor and advocate for those, like him, who were poisoned by toxic waste at the Camp LeJeune Marine Corps Base in the 1960s, '70s and '80s. He is currently writing his thesis... Read More

Fall 2016 Graduate Reception

January 5, 2017

“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it”. This is the quote that many graduating History majors held proudly for photos at the first History Department Graduate Reception held in the fall of 2016. Several graduates attended the reception along with their families. The reception was hosted at the Burnett Honors College and offered faculty and staff members the opportunity to congratulate graduates and wish them well as they move forward. Students attending were Bryce... Read More

A Summer at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture: Grad Student Becomes a Part of History

October 31, 2016

Thousands of applications were received and Porsha Dossie was one of twenty-four chosen to intern at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington, D.C. As the Curatorial Affairs intern, Dossie created content for two video installations for the museum, and helped to facilitate a lecture series for interns at a National Parks Site in St. Croix, which allows scholars and cultural professionals to mentor the interns in public engagement, oral... Read More

History Graduate Student selected to work on Digital Documentary Edition

October 30, 2016

Serving as Graduate Research Associate for the Kentucky Historical Society, graduate student Tyler Campbell was selected to work on the Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition as an emerging scholar. He will help annotate the project’s first 1,500 documents. More information can be found here:... Read More

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