Posts Categorized: Spotlight

Upcoming Panel at HASTAC 2017 – Digital Storytelling as Public History/Archaeology: a View from the Vayots Dzor Fortress Landscapes Project, Armenia

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 »

Student Highlight: Rachael Rothstein-Safra, Knight of Distinction

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 »

History Professor focuses on the Space Industry in Orlando Sentinel Column

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.

Professor Luis Martínez-Fernández shares insight into Puerto Rican Migration to Florida

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 »

UCF Honors College documentary about the notorious “Johns Committee” to air on WUCF-TV Thursday, October 19th at 10:30pm

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 »

Summer Internship Spotlight: Brandon Nightingale

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 »

UCF History Alumni Spotlight: Where Are They Now: Meghan Ashley Vance, UCF BA in History, 2011 and MA in Public History, 2015

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” Documentary Now Online

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 »

Virtual Reality Meets Historic Preservation during first Digital History Tools Workshop

Virtual reality headsets, smart phones and enthusiastic historians merged as part of the Public History program’s first Digital History Tools Workshop Series. Google-trained Matthew Gibson, Director of Digital Initiatives at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and Peter Hedlund, Lead Technologist for Encyclopedia Virginia led an interactive training session for graduate students, faculty and community… Read more »