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Pegasus Professor Luis Martínez-Fernández to Share New Book

January 31, 2023  Dr. Luis Martínez-Fernández’s book sheds insightful light on political, geopolitical and cultural transformations that have, as the author says, turned the world upside down.

David Head Named Kentucky Wesleyan’s Distinguished Faculty Fellow

January 31, 2023  David Head, historian, author and lecturer of history at UCF was selected for Kentucky Wesleyan’s Distinguished Faculty Fellow for 2023.

UCF Researchers Help Restore the Lost History of Indigenous Prisoners in Fort Marion, 1875 – 1878

January 24, 2023  UCF Researchers collaborated with the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes of Oklahoma, the National Park Service, the Florida National Guard and Flagler College to honor Cheyenne, Kiowa and Comanche prisoners buried in St. Augustine National Cemetery.

The Fight to Protect the Land of the First Black School in Central Florida

January 17, 2023  As the sale of the land where the first Black school in Central Florida once stood closes in, some residents of Eatonville are fighting to protect it.

Spirituality Through an Afrofuturism Lens: The 2023 ZORA! Festival of the Arts & Humanities

January 17, 2023  Historic Eatonville’s annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts & Humanities returns for its 34th year with a focus on “Spirituality Through an Afrofuturism Lens.”

UCF Historian on the Golden Age of Piracy

January 09, 2023  History professor David Head discusses the golden age of piracy, the responsibilities of pirates and common misconceptions about their lifestyles.

UCF Partners with Opera Orlando to Capture Veteran Stories

December 19, 2022  The UCF Community Veterans History Project is partnering with Opera Orlando to capture veterans’ stories this holiday season.

UCF Professors Recreate Communities of the Past with Virtual Reality

December 06, 2022  Lori Walters, associate professor of history, and Joseph Kider, associate professor at the School of Modeling, Simulation and Training have been awarded a Digital Humanities Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for their project, MemoryScan: Humanizing Digital Twin Environments. Once fully developed, the project could allow people to...

How to Celebrate Kwanzaa in 2022

December 06, 2022  Kwanzaa is the weeklong celebration held to honor African heritage in the United States, and will begin on December 18.

UCF Becomes Purple Heart University for Honoring Veterans

November 21, 2022  During Wednesday’s veterans salute ceremony, UCF is presented with a purple heart flag to be hung on the flagpole at Memory Mall beneath the American flag on certain days of the year.

UCF Honors Veterans During Story Day

November 21, 2022  Of the several Veterans Month events that took place this November, one took a more personal approach to honor UCF’s veterans.

CAH Events: Cancellations and Postponements Due to Tropical Storm Nicole

November 08, 2022  The UCF campus will be closed for operations on Wednesday and Thursday due to Tropical Storm Nicole, and Friday for Veterans Day. All public events scheduled for those days will be canceled or rescheduled.

Book Talk with UCF Alumnus Dr. Bob Beatty Brings Inspiration to Students

November 08, 2022  Dr. Bob Beatty, author, public historian and double UCF alumnus sat down with Dr. Scot French, director of public history at UCF, to discuss his new book “Play All Night!: Duane Allman and the Journey to Fillmore East” Thursday, Oct. 27. The book talk consists of Beatty sharing his experiences...

The Native American Influence Among Us

November 03, 2022  Artifacts and historical accounts of the Central Florida region point to what has always been most important to native peoples: respect.

UCF Celebrates Veterans Month with Campus-wide Events

November 01, 2022  November is National Veterans and Military Families Month, and UCF is honoring veterans in our community with on-campus and virtual events throughout the month.

Student Takes on History Podcasting, Bringing the Past to New Audiences

October 27, 2022  History undergraduate Sebastian Garcia is taking up both Knights HistoryCast and the Florida Historical Quarterly podcast, interviewing historians at the university and beyond. But he couldn’t have done it without his mentor, Holly Baker ’14’18MA.

Life as a Medieval Peasant: How Accurate Are Movies and TV?

October 21, 2022  If modern film and TV depictions are anything to go by, ordinary people in the Middle Ages either enjoyed lives of rural bliss or unrelenting drudgery. Yet, writes associate professor of history Duncan Hardy, the truth is far more complex (and fascinating) than that.

Central Florida’s Hidden History

October 21, 2022  The artifacts and little-known stories of the area’s LGBTQ community have found a safe place at UCF, where volunteers have also provided the ears to keep the history alive.

UCF to Help K-12 Teachers Create Veteran-focused Classroom Projects

October 20, 2022  The UCF Veterans Legacy Program, a partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Cemetery Administration, received a new grant to help Florida schools teach students about veteran histories.

UCF History Faculty Discuss Midterms

October 18, 2022  UCF history professors Robert Cassanello and Jim Clark discuss Ron DeSantis’ impact on higher education and success in recent midterm election polls.