Posts By: Tiffany Rivera

RICHES Partner Remembers World War I Soldier’s Sacrifice

The Geneva Historical & Genealogical Society, one of the earliest community partners of the Regional Initiative for Collecting History, Experiences and Stories (RICHES), held a memorial service on October 10 to honor the death of Roderick “Perry” Taylor on that date a century earlier.  Taylor, a native of the small rural community in east Seminole… Read more »

Exploring Early Modern Global Migration Patterns through Written Correspondence

Historians have long studied written correspondence between individuals to gain insight into important moments throughout history. While what was written in these letters often provide important insight, the location where they were sent and received could be just as valuable. Dr. Rosalind Beiler, UCF history professor was recently involved in two projects that examined how… Read more »

Discovering Armenia Through Digital Storytelling

UCF researchers and students are combining archaeology and storytelling in a new initiative. Tiffany Earley-Spadoni, an assistant professor in UCF’s Department of History, is the director of the Vayots Dzor Fortress Landscapes Project, an archaeological survey and excavation project exploring the historical and archaeological remains of the Vayots Dzor providence in southern Armenia. Read the… Read more »

History Student published in Orlando Sentinel

History major Jacqueline Love is a “New Voice” in the Orlando Sentinel. As a result of her independent study with faculty member James Clark, she has been able to make her opinions be known.  UCF College of Arts and Humanities highlight’s Love’s recent article here: https://www.cah.ucf.edu/news/jacqueline-love/.

History Professor featured on upcoming space-themed episode of Central Florida Roadtrip

In August, Dr. Amy Foster, Associate Professor of History, was interviewed for an upcoming episode of Central Florida Roadtrip. The interview focused on the history of the U.S. Space Program, including the early days of the Space Race and into the Shuttle Era, and the role that Central Florida played in defining the American role and… Read more »

First semester student receives Dining Stipend Award

Nia Washington is the recipient of the Africana Studies and Business Services Dining Stipend Award. The Africana Studies minor was chosen for the award from a group of applicants based on her academic standing, community involvement and a personal essay. The UCF Africana Studies and Business Services Dining Stipend is an All Access 7 Dining Meal… Read more »

Research efforts support St. Augustine National Cemetery

Two Veterans Legacy Program team leaders, Dr. Amy Giroux and Dr. Scot French presented preliminary research findings and future plans for the St. Augustine National Cemetery project at recent events hosted by area veterans groups. In late July, French and Giroux spoked to a packed room at the monthly meeting of the Veterans Council of… Read more »

Undergraduate pursues passion for history in Washington, D.C.

Evan Murray, a UCF History major and research assistant with the UCF-NCA Veterans Legacy Program, has taken the skills learned in his courses and applied on VLP to conduct his own archival research in Washington D.C. Evan works on both the VLP technical team and the World War I African American research team. He is… Read more »

Community Project Grant Awarded to History Department

The Florida Humanities Council granted the UCF History Department a $4,360 grant to assist the Jones High School Historical Society with archiving their museum and collections. Located near downtown Orlando, the high school and was founded in 1882 and was originally a segregated high school. Historically black high schools throughout Central Florida faced closures and… Read more »

Veterans Legacy Program Team Member Highlight

Harrison Smith and Nikki Hearn are two of our undergraduate students working with the Veterans Legacy Program at UCF. Last Spring they worked on biographies of World War I veterans Clyde Atwood Emerson and Edward D. DeSaussure in Dr. Lyons’ History and Historians course, which focused on World War I veterans from Florida who died… Read more »