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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

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