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Celebrating the Lunar New Year

February 11, 2021  Two associate professors with expertise in Chinese society and culture share the history behind the Lunar New Year, lucky foods and more about the Year of the Ox.

UCF Documentary Tells a Powerful Story of Unity in 1964 Orlando

February 01, 2021  “Marching Forward,” a documentary produced by UCF students, faculty and alumni, tells the powerful story of unity in 1964 segregated Orlando.

3 CAH Alumni Receive Fulbright Award

January 27, 2021  Twelve recent UCF graduates, including three with minors from the College of Arts and Humanities, have received prestigious Fulbright awards, setting the university’s new single-year record.

UCF Celebrates 32nd Annual ZORA! Festival

January 13, 2021  The 32nd annual ZORA! Festival of the Arts and Humanities runs now through January 31. Events will be offered with limited in-person attendance and virtually.

UCF Veterans History Project Goes Virtual

January 05, 2021  Interviews for the UCF Veterans History Project, which highlights the voices of Central Florida veterans about their experiences and time serving in the military, go virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

WUCF TV Documentary Explores Lasting Connection Between Florida, Presidents

December 10, 2020  ‘Presidents in Florida’ film, which looks at political moments, the space program, environmental efforts and other topics, features many experts from the UCF History Department and will premiere Thursday.

Deadline extended: Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts & Wellness Innovation Awards

November 17, 2020  The Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts & Wellness Innovation Awards are $25,000 grants for interdisciplinary projects involving UCF faculty and community organizations.

UCF Class Spotlight: North American Indians

November 16, 2020  This history course, which will be offered in the spring, provides an introduction to how native peoples have helped shape the United States.

11 Lesser-Known Facts about the Mayflower and Thanksgiving

November 11, 2020  As we approach the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage on Nov. 11, a UCF historian tells us what the storybooks have right, what they might have wrong and why it’s all important in 2020.

Honor Veterans with the UCF College of Arts and Humanities

November 09, 2020  Please join us throughout the month as we honor the people who have fought and served for our country in events and special initiatives.

Opinion: We Must Be Vigilant to Preserve Proper Respect for Our Veterans

November 04, 2020  Historian David Head discusses how Americans’ view of veterans has changed since the country’s founding times.

14 Faculty Members Inducted into the UCF Scroll and Quill Society

October 29, 2020  This years’ inductees are experts in methodology, animation, music history, business ethics and other fields.

History grad, Porsha Dossie ’14 ’18MA, discusses career as historian for National Park Service

October 27, 2020  UCF History graduate Porsha Dossie ’14 ’18MA spoke with Pegasus Magazine about how she helps preserve American history for the National Park Service’s African American Civil Rights Network.

UCF’s Center that Helps Preserve, Share History Awarded National Grant

October 26, 2020  The grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities will help UCF’s Center for Humanities and Digital Research expand its impact in the digital age.

Explore Pompeii at UCF

October 23, 2020  The ancient town of Pompeii, destroyed by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, has long fascinated society. This fall, the Orlando Science Center will host the traveling exhibition, “Pompeii: The Immortal City,” and two UCF collaborations from the College of Arts and Humanities will be featured.

The right to vote?: A history of American voter suppression

October 23, 2020  With the election approaching, history professor Robert Cassanello chats with Pegasus Magazine about voter suppression.

The truth laid bare: Lessons from the Ocoee Massacre

October 23, 2020  100 years after the 1920 Ocoee massacre, history professor Robert Cassanello discusses the lessons and healing in the Central Florida community for Pegasus Magazine.

Don Harrell in Pegasus Magazine: Why I Celebrate My Heritage

October 17, 2020  Don Harrell, adjunct professor of Africana Studies, shares why his past and present make him proud of his heritage.

Author Martha S. Jones speaks at Florida history and culture lecture series

September 21, 2020  Distinguished author Martha S. Jones will be the keynote speaker at the 2020 Jerrell Shofner Lecture Series on Florida History and Culture on October 12. The subject will be “The Right to Vote: Women and Race in the 1920 Election.“

History Professor Becomes Nationally Syndicated Columnist

September 16, 2020  Luis Martínez-Fernández hopes to use the platform to give a voice to a growing and important Latino community in America.