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.
Luis Martínez-Fernández's recent book, Revolutionary Cuba: A History, received an award from the International Latino Book Awards.
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.
“The Committee,” a documentary film by a team from UCF, recently won an Emmy for telling the story of a Florida Legislature investigative panel that sought to root out homosexuals from state universities about 50 years ago.
The film Filthy Dreamers premiered at the Ft. Lauderdale Film Festival on November 12th. The film was produced in collaboration with the Honor’s College, The School of Visual Arts and Design and the Department of History. Lisa Mills (SVAD), Robert Cassanello (History) and students in the honor’s documentary workshop produced the film which tells the story of the effort to stop the teaching of evolution at Florida State College for Women in the 1920s. Senator Bob Graham was interviewed for the film and appeared at the premier to introduce the film with the students who attended the screening.
A video podcast produced by UCF students and faculty won the Florida Historical Society's 2014 Hampton Dunn Internet Award.
A documentary by University of Central Florida students and professors won the International Jury Award for Best Documentary at the Durban Gay & Lesbian Film Festival in South Africa.
Each year, the RUSA/CODES History Section Historical Materials Committee selects an assortment of resources that reflect the best resources for historical research. RICHES of Central Florida made the 2013 list.
UCF student and faculty researchers recently compiled oral histories from residents in retirement facilities. The results are published in Gerontology & Geriatrics Education.
History majors, it seems, have not always received the recognition they deserve in the job market for the broad package of skills they have honed while earning their college degree.
Bruce Pauley, Professor Emeritus of History at UCF, just published his latest book Pioneering History on Two Continents. This autobiographical work draws on his family and personal history to tell a story that examines the lives of Volga Germans during the eighteenth century, the pioneering experiences of his family in late-nineteenth-century Nebraska, and the dramatic transformations influencing the history profession during the second half of the twentieth century.
RICHES of Central Florida
Department of History