Events

The Department of History features guest lectures and events throughout the year.


Students present research and conduct demonstrations during "Daily Life in Ancient Rome."

Daily Life in Ancient Rome, April 3-4

April 3 and 4, UWF undergraduate and graduate students will present a two-day- event with demonstrations, research presentations and authentic food as part of "Daily Life in Ancient Rome," sponsored by the UWF College of Arts, Sciences and Humanities, and UWF Departments of English and History. The event is a collaboration of research and creative activity from the sciences, arts and humanities.

Presentations will be held in the UWF Center for Fine and Performing Arts. April 3 and April 4. On April 3 at 5:30 pm., Dr. Bettina Bergmann, professor of History at Mount Holyoke University, will present the keynote address at the UWF Center for Fine and Performing Arts. During the keynote lecture, “Visualizing the Natural World: Roman Gardens, Wall Painting, and Homes," Bergmann, an expert on Greek and Roman art, will discuss the implications and impacts of the classical Roman landscapes.

April 3rd Schedule

  • 9 a.m. to Noon - Presentations by History and Public Health students, 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., CFPA, Bldg. 82
  • 11 a.m. - Samples of Ancient Roman Recipes available 11:00 a.m., CFPA, Bldg. 82
  • 1 p.m. to 4 p.m - Presentation and Demonstration of Roman Onager (catapult) by Mechanical Engineering students, Intramural Field behind UWF Police Station
  • 5:30 p.m. - Reception for Dr. Bettina Bergmann, Mt. Holyoke College 5:30 p.m., CFPA, Bldg. 82
  • 6 p.m. - Presentation by Dr. Bettina Bergmann, “Visualizing the Natural World: Roman Gardens, Wall Painting, and Homes,” CFPA Music Hall, Bldg. 82

April 4 Schedule

  • 9 a.m. to Noon - Presentations by History and Anthropology students 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., CFPA, Bldg. 82
  • 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. - Gladiatorial Demonstration by Theater students, UWF Cannon Green
  • 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Presentation of an ancient book binding by Art History students, CFPA, Bldg. 82

For more information or contact mchampagne@uwf.edu.


Maritime Florida Conference

Maritime Florida: Rediscovering 14,000 Years of Maritime Heritage and History, June 7-9, 2018

The UWF Department of History presents Maritime Florida: Rediscovering 14,000 Years of Maritime Heritage and History. The conference will be held June 7-9, 2018 at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida. 

Water defines Florida. A long peninsula with over 1,100 miles of coastline, 11,000 miles of waterways and almost 8000 lakes and natural springs, Florida has a maritime history and heritage as rich and formative as its maritime environment. Maritime Florida: Rediscovering 14,000 Years of Maritime Heritage and History will bring together a range of scholars working in history, archaeology, and museums to investigate Florida’s maritime history and heritage.

Visit the conference page for more information. 


 

Past Events

Sidnie Crawford Lecture Department of History Feb 2016
Sidnie Crawford, Ph.D, lectured on Feb. 25. Photo c/o Michael Spooneybarger, CREO

Guest Lecture, Dr. Sidnie Crawford

UWF, Jewish Federation Events Explore Significance Of Dead Sea Scrolls

By RICHARD CONN  MAR 3, 2016, CREO/WUWF

An internationally recognized scholar on the Dead Sea Scrolls recently told crowds here about the religious significance of the ancient texts and detailed the lives of the scribes who wrote them.  

“The importance of the Dead Sea Scrolls for the history of the Hebrew Bible and the history of Judaism in the centuries right before, and early Christianity can’t be overestimated,” said Dr. Sidnie Crawford, a professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Crawford is the associate director of the Harris Center for Judaic Studies and a member of the Advisory Committee for Women’s and Gender Studies at that university. ... Read More