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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.

Richard Crepeau Updated NFL Book to be Republished

September 14, 2020  Historian Richard Crepeau expands his history of the league on its centennial.

Russian translation of Solonari’s Purifying the Nation now available

September 03, 2020  The Russian edition of history professor Vladimir Solonari’s book “Purifying the Nation: Population Exchange and Ethnic Cleansing in Nazi-Allied Romania” was just released.

New course on the Civil Rights Movement serves as a global case study

August 31, 2020  Robert Cassanello actively engages students in primary document research in his new course, “History of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States.” The course is a featured case study on the Adam Matthew website, a digital publisher of unique primary source collections from archives around the world.  

History professor to lead national webinar on slavery in the Caribbean

July 20, 2020  For the National Council for History Education Summer Professional Learning Series, Luis Martínez-Fernández will host a webinar on July 28.

Interactive media and web conference sessions open to public

July 06, 2020  Texts and Technologies at UCF is hosting two virtual conferences this summer, both of which focus on the fusion of humanities questions with critical examination and playful exploration of the potential of technology.

The First Independence Day and the True Challenge of Our Own Time

July 01, 2020  As challenging as today is in America, it is nothing like the nation’s turmoil of July 4, 1776.

‘Hamilton’, ‘Dad History’, monuments and cheating – new articles from David Head to read

July 01, 2020  Historian, author, and lecturer David Head gives insight from his recent op-eds and research.

Faculty from Africana Studies, History, SVAD partner with COS for Virtual Black Lives Teach-In July 2

June 29, 2020  The online event July 2, 3-5pm will cover aspects of systemic racism against Black people in America, as well as international perspectives on the issues