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Explore Pompeii at UCF

October 23, 2020

The ancient town of Pompeii, destroyed by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, has long fascinated society. This fall, thanks to the Orlando Science Center, Central Florida has access to a rare exhibition about the town and its inhabitants: the science center is one of just three sites in the United States to host Pompeii: The Immortal City, a traveling exhibition premiering in Orlando on October 26 and running through January 24, 2021. UCF researchers in the School of Visual Arts and... Read More

Author Martha S. Jones speaks at Florida history and culture lecture series

September 21, 2020

Distinguished author Martha S. Jones will be the keynote speaker at the 2020 Jerrell Shofner Lecture Series on Florida History and Culture. This year’s lecture will take place virtually on Monday, October 12 from 6pm-7:30pm and focuses on “The Right to Vote: Women and Race in the 1920 Election.“ Jones is a professor of history and the Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor at Johns Hopkins University, A legal and cultural historian whose work examines how Black Americans have... Read More

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