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

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

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