100 years ago on July 20, Deland resident and Stetson University student Paul Hon died in a battle “leading his platoon into a charge against the Germans” in the First World War. The battle began on July 18, 1918, under the command of French General Charles Mangin. Dr. Amelia H. Lyons attended the commemoration of… Read more »
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This year HASTAC 2017 will take place at the University of Central Florida. At this conference, a number of panels will take place relating to this year’s theme of “The Possible Worlds of Digital Humanities.” One of the panels featured at HASTAC is led by UCF’s History Department’s Dr. Tiffany Earley-Spadoni. She, along with three… Read more »
Senior history major Rachael Rothstein-Safra was recently recognized as a Knight of Distinction. The Knights of Distinction Program highlights students who participate in experiences that allow them to apply knowledge learned within the classroom to real world situations and environments. You can read more about Rachael as she reflects on her most memorable UCF history… Read more »
The Orlando Sentinel featured visiting assistant professor, Yanek Mieczkowski in an online op-ed. In this piece, Professor Mieczkowski comments on the recent SpaceX launch of the Falcon 9 rocket and how it plays to what former president Eisenhower envisioned for the future of the Space Age. You can read Professor Mieczkowski’s column here.
Almost a month after Hurricane Maria, much of the island of Puerto Rico is still without power. Significant infrastructure damage and limited resources have given many Puerto Ricans reason enough to relocate to the U.S. mainland. UCF history Professor Luis Martínez-Fernández discusses a potential mass migration to the state of Florida in the wake of… Read more »
Fifty years ago, Florida’s Legislative Investigative Committee, led by Senator Charley Johns sought to remove homosexuals from Florida’s state universities. As a result of the “Johns Committee’s” efforts, more than 200 gay and lesbian students and teachers were expelled or fired. Featuring two of the victims and one interrogator, The Committee exposes the committee’s subversive… Read more »
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… Read more »
Associate Professor of History and Director of Public History, Scot French was recently recognized as one of Winter Park Magazine’s Most Influential People for 2017. Read why “The Historian” was selected by clicking here.
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… Read more »
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… Read more »