Posts Categorized: Student

UCF Students Present at the Florida Conference of Historians

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… Read more »

VA Selects UCF Historians to Bring Deceased Veterans’ Stories to Life

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… Read more »

Dr. Thomas Greenhaw History Scholarship Winners

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,… Read more »

Students Present Academic Posters at ZORA Festival

UCF History M.A. students are encouraged to sharpen their presentation skills and share their work-in-progress through academic poster sessions. Last week a team of five presented at the #ZORAFestival28 Communities Conference. They and others will compete for awards in the upcoming 2017 UCF Graduate Research Forum: Click here for more photos from ZORA Festival!

Public History Students Advocate for a National Historic Landmark

Public history graduate students Erin Montgomery, Sarah Schneider and Holly Baker presented a strong case to the National Historic Landmarks Committee of the National Park System Advisory Board on why the Norman Film Manufacturing Company (Norman Studios) in Jacksonville, FL should be a National Historical Landmark. Under the guidance of Dr. Anne Lindsay, the landmark… Read more »

History M.A. Candidate featured on

UCF History M.A. thesis candidate Mike Partain is featured in “What Men Can Teach Us About Breast Cancer” written by host and science journalist Florence Williams. Mike Partain was born on a storied Marine Corps base in North Carolina. Thirty-nine years later, he was diagnosed with breast cancer. He is a cancer survivor and advocate… Read more »

Fall 2016 Graduate Reception

“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it”. This is the quote that many graduating History majors held proudly for photos at the first History Department Graduate Reception held in the fall of 2016. Several graduates attended the reception along with their families. The reception was hosted at the Burnett Honors… Read more »

History Alumnus Published in UCF’s Undergraduate Research Journal

Jared Muha graduated from UCF with a degree in History in May 2015. He recently published an article titled “Mexico in 1999: Taking Back the UNAM” in the UCF Undergraduate Research Journal. Currently, he is a public school history teacher in Seminole County, Florida and hopes to share his passion for history, learning, and social justice… Read more »

A Summer at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture: Grad Student Becomes a Part of History

Thousands of applications were received and Porsha Dossie was one of twenty-four chosen to intern at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington, D.C. As the Curatorial Affairs intern, Dossie created content for two video installations for the museum, and helped to facilitate a lecture series for interns at… Read more »