History Professor Appears on American Anthropologist

November 17, 2018

UCF History Professor Tiffany Earley-Spadoni was recent featured in podcast Anthropological Airwaves, the flagship journal of the American Anthropological Association. In this episode, Earley-Spadoni discusses digital archaeology and covers both its more humanistic and computational modes. Throughout the podcast, she also shows how collaborating with local community stake holds and colleges abroad can produce rich digital narratives that allow people to tell and hear stores about places of... Read More

UCF Veterans Legacy Program Inspires Orlando Resident to Share Family History

October 25, 2018

Bernie Daniels re-enlisted in the Army when the United States decided to join the fray of World War I.  Having already served in the Philippines, Mr. Daniels, served again with the US Army’s 5th Infantry in France. One hundred years ago, in 1918, Mr. Daniels fought in multiple battles. Americans, including Mr. Daniels, helped to push back the German Spring Offensive. He then participated in two American Expeditionary Force (AEF) led battles: St. Mihiel and the Meuse-Argonne.  Mr. Daniels... Read More

History Student published in Orlando Sentinel

October 1, 2018

History major Jacqueline Love is a “New Voice” in the Orlando Sentinel. As a result of her independent study with faculty member James Clark, she has been able to make her opinions be known.  UCF College of Arts and Humanities highlight's Love's recent article... Read More

History Professor featured on upcoming space-themed episode of Central Florida Roadtrip

September 14, 2018

In August, Dr. Amy Foster, Associate Professor of History, was interviewed for an upcoming episode of Central Florida Roadtrip. The interview focused on the history of the U.S. Space Program, including the early days of the Space Race and into the Shuttle Era, and the role that Central Florida played in defining the American role and identity in space. The space-themed episode of Central Florida Roadtrip will air on Thursday, October 18th at 8:00 PM on WUCF... Read More

First semester student receives Dining Stipend Award

September 11, 2018

Nia Washington is the recipient of the Africana Studies and Business Services Dining Stipend Award. The Africana Studies minor was chosen for the award from a group of applicants based on her academic standing, community involvement and a personal essay. The UCF Africana Studies and Business Services Dining Stipend is an All Access 7 Dining Meal Plan Stipend for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters, valued at $3,960. Washington started her first semester at UCF this fall after transferring... Read More

Research efforts support St. Augustine National Cemetery

August 31, 2018

Two Veterans Legacy Program team leaders, Dr. Amy Giroux and Dr. Scot French presented preliminary research findings and future plans for the St. Augustine National Cemetery project at recent events hosted by area veterans groups. In late July, French and Giroux spoked to a packed room at the monthly meeting of the Veterans Council of St. John’s County. Three weeks later, at the invitation of the West Point Society of North Florida, they participated in the 11th Annual Commemoration of... Read More

History Graduate is Chosen for UCF 30 Under 30 for Impacting the Lives of Teenage Girls

August 27, 2018

UCF History grad Lindsey Turnbull is selected for this year’s 30 Under 30 Award. The award recognizes alumni making significant impacts within their professions and communities while still in the early stages of their careers. “This year’s 30 under 30 class is a group of trailblazing young alumni,” said Mike Kilbride, chair of UCF’s Young Alumni Council. Turnbull was chosen for her advocacy and founding of MissHeard Media. The organization provides young girls with a space to... Read More

Undergraduate pursues passion for history in Washington, D.C.

August 17, 2018

Evan Murray, a UCF History major and research assistant with the UCF-NCA Veterans Legacy Program, has taken the skills learned in his courses and applied on VLP to conduct his own archival research in Washington D.C. Evan works on both the VLP technical team and the World War I African American research team. He is using the programming languages HTML and CSS to edit biographies to include “pop out” encyclopedic information on events and terms, such as “The Great Depression” or... Read More

Featured Courses for Fall 2018

August 1, 2018

  The UCF History Department has numerous, interesting courses being offered for Fall of 2018. Starting now, you can register for any of the following courses. Be sure to check beck regularly to see what new courses are coming this Fall.       In AMH3562, we will unpack this historical statement and many other writings by and about American women. We will look at various depictions of women in popular culture and analyze the evolution of gender roles in U.S.... Read More

Florida Veteran Remembered on the 100th Anniversary of His Death

July 23, 2018

100 years ago on July 20, Deland resident and Stetson University student Paul Hon died in a battle "leading his platoon into a charge against the Germans" in the First World War. The battle began on July 18, 1918, under the command of French General Charles Mangin. Dr. Amelia H. Lyons attended the commemoration of these events last week, as a guest of the Mangin family. The ceremony included the dedication of the reconstruction of the tower (click here to view the tower) from which the... Read More

Community Project Grant Awarded to History Department

July 16, 2018

The Florida Humanities Council granted the UCF History Department a $4,360 grant to assist the Jones High School Historical Society with archiving their museum and collections. Located near downtown Orlando, the high school and was founded in 1882 and was originally a segregated high school. Historically black high schools throughout Central Florida faced closures and were repurposed for non-educational uses. Thanks to continuous support from the local community and alumni, Jones High School... Read More

Veterans Legacy Program Team Member Highlight

July 5, 2018

Harrison Smith and Nikki Hearn are two of our undergraduate students working with the Veterans Legacy Program at UCF. Last Spring they worked on biographies of World War I veterans Clyde Atwood Emerson and Edward D. DeSaussure in Dr. Lyons’ History and Historians course, which focused on World War I veterans from Florida who died and were buried in France. The research they conducted and the current centennial of World War I prompted Harrison and Nikki to join our Veterans Legacy team this... Read More

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