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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.