The UCF History Department's Regional Initiative for Collecting the History, Experiences, and Stories (RICHES™) of Central Florida at the University of Central Florida was awarded a Common Heritage grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
A video podcast produced by UCF students and faculty won the Florida Historical Society's 2015 Hampton Dunn Internet Award. The award is given each year to the best digital project that represents outstanding programs and expands our knowledge of Florida history.
Users can now use tools from the RICHES Mosaic Interface to analyze and annotate items. The free interface is an interactive digital collection of Florida's history that offers a searchable database with access to images, documents, podcasts, oral histories, films, and visualizations.
UCF's Online Bachelor of Arts in History scored third in a recent university ranking by TheBestSchools.org. Rankings were based on quality of program, types of courses provided and faculty strength, as well as school awards, rankings, and reputation.
Luis Martínez-Fernández has received an award from the International Latino Book Awards. Martínez-Fernández's recent book, Revolutionary Cuba: A History, was recognized in the Best History Books in English category.
A World War II ration book, a photo of a well-traveled Oviedo road before it existed and historical information about the city’s first African-American cemetery were just some of the artifacts collected as part of a recent community initiative to preserve the past using today's digital tools. Nearly 3000 historical items were scanned as community members came to Oviedo's Lawton House with boxes, bags and scrapbooks full of photos and documents.
Described as a legacy to the silent film era, the five-building campus of Norman Laboratories on Arlington Road won’t stay silent for much longer.
RICHES of Central Florida
Department of History