Historian Jim Clark on Cost of Florida Toll Roads
April 25, 2023 Historian Jim Clark joins ClickOrlando’s Florida’s Fourth Estate to talk about why traveling on so many of Florida’s roads comes at a cost.
Operación Pedro Pan Comes to UCF
April 04, 2023 Community experts share their experiences of undergoing the Operación Pedro Pan flights and the aftermath of their new lives in America as some of the 14,000 minors that came from Cuba to the United States.
Researcher Uncovers Lost Native American History
March 06, 2023 Amy Larner Giroux, a UCF researcher who specializes in digitizing the physical space of the St. Augustine National Cemetery, came across two graves, titled “Six Unknown Indians.”
Amy Larner Giroux Helps Identify Native American Graves
February 28, 2023 Amy Larner Giroux is working with a team of UCF researchers, the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes, the National Park Service, the Florida National Guard and Flagler College to uncover the experiences and identities of imprisoned Native American warriors.
4 Things to Know About Professor Kibibi Mack-Shelton, New Coordinator of Africana Studies Minor
February 27, 2023 Kibibi Mack-Shelton is joining the Department of History faculty as the new coordinator of the Africana Studies minor, an interdisciplinary program exploring contributions that Black individuals have made to civilization.
Luis Martínez-Fernández To Present Book at Bar Association of Puerto Rico
February 14, 2023 Luis Martínez-Fernández will present his new book at the Bar Association of Puerto Rico.
Eatonville Town Council Votes to Preserve Site of Historic Black School
February 14, 2023 The Eatonville Town Council has voted to preserve the site of the first school for Black children in Central Florida.
Don Harrell: Celebrate, Learn, Honor and Embrace Black History Month
February 13, 2023 Don Harrell, professor of Africana Studies at UCF, spoke with Ivanhoe Newswire about the significance of Black History Month.
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.