RICHES of Central Florida


Mid-Winter Craft Circle at the Public History Center
Beginner’s Crochet: Cozy Winter Circle Scarf Project
A Hands-On Educational Workshop

Saturday, February 7, 2015; 10:00am - 1:00pm

Cost: $25

Learn how to crochet in this informative workshop, which includes the historical origins of this treasured handicraft, an introduction to crochet stitches and how to read a pattern. Make a crocheted scarf with hands-on instruction and provided tool kit. Light refreshments included in registration.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. $25.00 registration fee. Register by emailing or calling 407-936-1679. Visit for more information. The Public History Center is located at 301 W. 7th Street, Sanford, FL 32771

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RICHES Mosaic Interface™ Lunch and Learn Workshop

Thursday, February 12, 2015; 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Location: Public History Center
301 West 7th Street
Sanford, FL 32771

Join us for a hands-on demonstration of the latest version of the RICHES Mosaic Interface™. Bring your laptop and lunch! Drinks and dessert will be provided. Explore, search, visualize and learn using this interactive database.

RICHES Mosaic Interface™ is an interactive digital collection of Central Florida’s history. This FREE tool offers a searchable database with access to images, documents, podcasts, oral histories, films, and visualizations.

Please register online at:
For more information or questions call, 407-823-0242.

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THATCamp Florida - A Digital Intersection: An Unconference on the Humanities and Technology

Saturday, February 28, 2015; 8:30am - 5:00pm

Location: University of Central Florida
Center for Emerging Media
500 West Livingston Street
Orlando, FL, 32801
Cost: No Registration Fee
$10-$20 Suggested Donation

THATCamp (The Humanities and Technology Camp) is an informal and free unconference where you can discuss digital projects, learn skills, and brainstorm Digital Humanities initiatives.

Topics are endless, proposed on the spot and examples include:

  • Mapping Tools for the Classroom
  • What is Twitter, and How Should I Use It?
  • XTF and TEI - The Charles Brockden Brown Archive
  • GIS for Environmental Studies
  • Post-Colonial Digital Humanities
  • Getting Started with Zotero
  • RICHES Mosaic Interface: Search, Analyze, Visualize, Learn

Graduate students, scholars, librarians, archivists, museum professionals, developers and programmers, K-12 teachers, administrators, managers, and funders as well as people from the non-profit sector, people from the for-profit sector, and interested amateurs are welcome!

Register and propose your topic by visiting,

FREE Breakfast and Lunch
FREE Evening Reception
No Registration Fee
$10-$20 Suggested Donation

Hotel Accommodations
Embassy Suites Downtown
Crowne Plaza Downtown
Call 407-823-0242 for group rate information

More Information

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Film Screening: Filthy Dreamers

Tuesday, March 31, 2015; 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Location: Building 3 Auditorium, Room 103

This film features for the first time the efforts of students, faculty and the president of Florida State Women’s College to stand up for academic freedom and against censorship.

Viewing and discussion with Dr. Robert Cassanello and Dr. Lisa Mills

Moderated by Dr. Ben Brotemarkle, Florida Historical Society

Please click here for the event flyer.


RICHES of Central Florida
Department of History

Building: CNH 551
4000 Central Florida Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32816-1350

Fax: 407-823-3184

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History Department

College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Central Florida

Phone: 407-823-0242
Fax: 407-823-3184

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