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 interesting and diverse our research and pedagogical work in the arts and humanities is,” says Nancy Stanlick, associate dean and director of research for the College of Arts and Humanities. “The inaugural group of speakers are all centered around cultural subjects, some with an international focus, and others looking right here in our region.”
On June 18, the first speaker is Dr. Kenneth L. Hanson, associate professor and director of UCF’s Judaic Studies program, talking about how he has reconsidered the video content he creates for his online courses to better engage students. June 25, Dr. Alla Kourova, associate professor of Russian, will discuss how she uses cultural projects to teach a nationally-critical language. July 9, 17, and 23, the talks will highlight research being done in collaboration with three of the college’s centers: the new UCF Center for Ethics (C4E), the Center for Humanities and Digital Research (CHDR), and the Center for Research and Education in Arts, Technology, and Entertainment (CREATE). On July 2, rather than host our own event, we will help promote a special teach-in focusing on racial justice, led by faculty members of the College of Sciences and College of Arts and Humanities.
The weekly 30 minute online talks will be followed by a 15 minute Q&A session, during which audience members can ask questions of the speakers. Attendees must register in advance at https://www.cah.ucf.edu/seminars. Following each session, a recording will be added to YouTube for those unable to attend in person.