Florida Historical Society honors CAH professors and alumni

May 17, 2019  The Florida Historical Society recognized three CAH professors and two alumni for their work preserving and celebrating Florida’s rich history.

“Marked, Unmarked, Remembered”: Documenting shared history in local African American communities

May 01, 2019  Associate Professor of History and Director of Public History Dr. Scot French co-authored an article, based on his research for a local museum exhibit and larger book project, in the Spring 2019 issue of Winter Park Magazine.

Digital history project featured at UCF Celebrates the Arts

April 24, 2019  Two faculty members from the History Department presented digital media projects at UCF Celebrates the Arts 2019. Robert Cassanello presented the “Jones High School Digital History exhibit,” and Yovanna Pineda presented “The Middle Passage: Virtual Reality Experience.” 

UCF professor showcases artwork on veterans and family

April 24, 2019  Artist Kevin Haran gave a “lunch and learn” lecture highlighting his exhibition of art, Materiel: Sculptures and Works on Paper. Presented by the UCF Community Veterans History Project and the UCF Veterans Academic Resource Center, Haran’s talk focused on his influences and methods of creating art .

17 CAH faculty members receive promotion or tenure

April 16, 2019  Fostering the success of our faculty and staff is critical to meeting the mission of the College of Arts and Humanities. This year, 17 faculty members received promotions or tenure.

5 Arts & Humanities faculty members receive emeritus status

April 03, 2019  Five retiring UCF College of Arts and Humanities faculty members received emeritus status in 2019: Paul Dombrowski, José Fernández, Paolo Giordano, Daniel Jones and Donald Stap.

Arts and Humanities faculty members honored for excellence

April 03, 2019  Faculty members from across the college were honored at the 2019 Founders’ Day Honors Convocation, which recognizes UCF faculty members and students from across disciplines for their academic achievements, contributions and tenures.

UCF students create digital museum for historic high school

March 27, 2019  The UCF History Department was featured on News 13 earlier this month for the Jones High School Museum Digital History Exhibit. Created by undergraduate students in Dr. Robert Cassanello’s Digital Museum class, the online exhibit tells the 124-year history of the first public high school for black Americans. The exhibit...

UCF History professor’s new book receives national praise

March 18, 2019  History professor Eric Rutkow, whose newest book is receiving high praise, will give a talk about his research on the Pan-American Highway on April 2.

Researching farm technology and global food production

March 15, 2019  Yovanna Pineda, Associate Professor of History, shares insight on her recent farm technology and global food production research trips.

Inaugural Dr. John T. Washington Lecture Series for Africana Studies

March 11, 2019  The UCF Africana Studies Program and History Department hosted the first annual Dr. John T. Washington Lecture Series at the Live Oak Event Center. A’Lelia Bundles, the great-great-granddaughter of Madam C.J. Walker, spoke on the theme “Raising Our Voices: Madam C.J. Walker’s Legacy of Leadership, Activism and Education.”

Alumni Spotlight: Anne Ladyem McDivitt and Super MAGFest 2019

March 06, 2019  History alumna Dr. Anne Ladyem McDivitt showcased her research in a solo panel at the 2019 Super MAGFest, an annual event celebrating video games and video game music. McDivitt, along with other video game historians, presented at the event’s Music and Gaming Education Symposium.

RICHES™ partners with local historical society to preserve community history

March 06, 2019  The RICHES™ project at UCF recently conducted a History Harvest event with the St. Cloud Historical Society. Led by Dr. Connie Lester, RICHES™ works to research, document, and make digitally available information on Florida’s regional history and to develop digital research tools. St. Cloud citizens contributed images, objects and documents...

History professor defends importance of historical discipline for the present

March 06, 2019  In a recent article published by The Global Post, UCF Professor of History Dr. Luis Martínez-Fernández argues that historians occupy a unique position to shed light on present-day circumstances. Martínez-Fernández also feels that historians’ ability to perform this task has come under attack in recent years.

RICHES collection enhances museum experience

January 30, 2019  Mark Bruckert, a sophomore at the Crooms Academy of Information Technology and a member of the Oviedo Historical Society, recently installed his Eagle Scout project at the Lawton House Museum in Oviedo. The installation of iPads allows visitors to the Lawton House to connect to Oviedo artifacts stored in the...

History Professor appointed to National Council for History Education board

January 30, 2019  UCF Professor of History Dr. Luis Martínez-Fernández has been appointed to the board of the National Council for History Education (NCHE). Since 1990, the NCHE has worked to promote excellence in K-12 and college-level history education.

First-generation college graduate shares stories of the past through podcasts

January 15, 2019  As a first-generation college graduate, Holly Baker is ready and eager to embark on her career as a public historian. Beginning in February, she will join the Florida Historical Society as Public History Coordinator and Manager of the Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science in Cocoa.

John C. Hitt Library hosts exhibit on Zora Neale Hurston and historic African American community

January 15, 2019  The UCF History Department exhibit, Zora Neale Hurston’s ‘Native Village’: Historic Eatonville Remembered, hosted on the first-floor gallery wall in the John C. Hitt Library, explores Hurston’s anthropological research into the people, history and culture of Eatonville.

Veterans Legacy Program launches into 2019

December 07, 2018  After a successful year of initiatives, Veterans Month and a commemoration in St. Augustine, UCF’s Veterans Legacy Program team reflects on the year and looks forward into 2019.

RICHES partner remembers World War I soldier’s sacrifice

December 06, 2018  The Geneva Historical & Genealogical Society, one of the earliest community partners of RICHES, held a memorial service on October 10 to honor the centenary of the death of Roderick “Perry” Taylor. Taylor, a native of the small rural community in east Seminole County, died when a World War I...