History professor to lead national webinar on slavery in the Caribbean

July 20, 2020

As part of the National Council for History Education (NCHE) Summer Professional Learning Series, Luis Martínez-Fernández, professor of history, will host a webinar on “Slavery and Resistance in the Atlantic World” on July 28. Martínez-Fernández's webinar will explore African slavery as an Atlantic-wide phenomenon that began in Hispaniola in 1502 and was finally abolished in Brazil in 1888. It spread widely virtually to every present-day nation in the region from Seville and the... Read More

Interactive media and web conference sessions open to public

July 6, 2020

Texts and Technology at UCF is hosting two virtual conferences this summer, both of which focus on the fusion of humanities questions with critical examination and playful exploration of the potential of technology. On July 13-15, the ACM Hypertext + Social Media conference includes research on all aspects of the modern web. The conference theme, “Hypertext for Social Good,” brings an interdisciplinary perspective to the pressing challenges and opportunities presented by the web today.... Read More

‘Hamilton’, ‘Dad History’, monuments and cheating – new articles from David Head to read

July 1, 2020

Faculty member David Head is an historian, author, and lecturer of history at UCF. A scholar of early America, Head currently researches George Washington, the Founding Fathers, and the American Revolution. Recently, he has dedicated his time to publishing articles based off of his history. Here are a few of them: 1. We Need ‘Dad History’ to Help Understand Our Monuments Head discusses how military and political histories for general readers are dismissed as what he calls “Dad... Read More

Arts and Humanities Summer Speaker Series

June 17, 2020

The UCF College of Arts and Humanities is hosting a series of talks from the faculty highlighting research and teaching in arts and humanities. The summer speaker series will run from June 18 through July 23 and include topics ranging from how to create more entertaining online educational content to how UCF’s Center for Humanities and Digital Research is working with the community to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Ocoee massacre. “I hope this series demonstrates how... Read More

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