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UCF Community Veterans History Project receives The Anne J. Caudal Foundation Grant

September 6, 2017

The UCF Community Veterans History Project, coordinated by the History Department’s Dr. Barbara Gannon, has been awarded the Anne J. Caudal Foundation Grant. The Anne J. Caudal Foundation’s grant helps to fund the UCF CVHP’s efforts to collect the stories of veterans in the Central Florida community as well as employ and educate students to work in many facets of the project, including interviewing veterans and processing the interviews to be archived in the UCF Library Special... Read More

That First Labor Day

September 3, 2017

by Robert Cassanello, Associate Professor of History In the late nineteenth century, labor leaders in New York City organized the first Labor Day on September 5th, 1882. It was birthed in activism and a need to demonstrate the breath and composition of the local labor movement to politicians and business leaders alike. Workers took to the streets paraded and carried signs speaking out against monopolies, the right to strike and supporting workers’ rights to organize. They marched with... Read More

History Professor receives Community Based Research Grant

August 31, 2017

Dr. Rosalind Beiler, Associate Professor of History, received a Community Based Research Grant from the Office of Research and Community Engagement at the Burnett Honors College to partner with History Revealed, Inc., a historical research organization that focuses the public education of lesser-known groups of people from the past. The Community Based Research Grant is awarded to projects that demonstrate community engagement and lead to a collaboration between community partners, students... Read More

History Undergrad, Laurel Schafer Awarded Integrative Learning Scholarship

August 24, 2017

History major, Laurel Schafer was recently selected as a fall 2017 recipient of the Integrative Learning Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to students who exhibit excellence while participating in integrative experiences such as internships, study abroad opportunities or independent studies. This past summer, Laurel was invited by Ancient Near Eastern Societies’ Professor, Dr. Tiffany Earley-Spadoni, to participate in a summer research project. Dr. Earley-Spadoni traveled with three... Read More

Faculty Summer Research Spotlight: Dr. Yovanna Pineda

August 3, 2017

The Harvester: The Memories behind the Machinery Dr. Yovanna Pineda spent three weeks in Argentina directing her documentary The Harvester. Joining her was Professor Scott Launier, UCF Department of Writing and Rhetoric, who assisted with filming, lighting, and driving through towns and cities in Santa Fé province to record interviews, nature, and farm machinery. Often she is asked “what is your film about?” Her short answer is “farm machinery.” But indeed this film is far more... Read More

Summer Internship Spotlight: Brandon Nightingale

August 3, 2017

History graduate student Brandon Nightingale is currently interning at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. His work this summer focuses on researching and developing WWI White Papers that will become interpretations for future exhibitions, identifying replacements for Gallery Loans and conducting research relative to African American history associated with Arlington National Cemetery. Read about Brandon’s internship experience in his... Read More

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

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

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