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For 27 days, from June 30 to July 27, a team of undergraduate and graduate students from the University of West Florida Public History Program will start out from Pensacola to St. Louis, Missouri. Departing from under the massive Gateway Arch, the "Corps of Discovery 3" will venture into the West, following in the footsteps of Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and the rest of the original Corps more than 200 years ago. Along the way we will explore the Missouri River, Sprit Mount, Sgt. Floyd's death site, Mandan Village site, the National Grasslands, Minuteman Missile site, the Badlands, the Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore, Deadwood, Devil's Tower, Little Big Horn, Pompey's Pillar, Yellowstone, the Grand Tetons, the Gates of the Mountains, the Great Falls, Lolo Pass, Fort Clatsop, Cape Disappointment, Mount St. Helens, Portland, Seattle, and much more! Splitting our time between camping and hotels, the highlight of the trip will be 3 days of white-water rafting down the Salmon and Snake rivers along routs nearly identical to those two centuries ago. Truly an experience of a lifetime!
Dr. Ra'anan Boustan, Associate Professor of History and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at the University of California at Los Angeles, presented a lecture on Monday, March 12, 2012, titled "Blood at the Boundaries of Jewish and Christian Identities in Late Antiquity."
Marie Thérèse Champagne, Medieval History, is organizing the annual meeting of the Louisiana Consortium of Medieval and Renaissance Scholars in Pensacola this fall, in conjunction with the Gulf South History and Humanities Conference. On October 21, 2011, the Consortium will welcome scholars from across the gulf coast region in addition to the initial core group from Louisiana universities and colleges. The LCMRS, which began in September 2003 at Louisiana State University, is a multi-disciplinary annual meeting of scholars.
The LCMRS will consist of four to six sessions on Friday, October 21st, including one to two for graduate student papers. Paper topics on any area of Medieval or Renaissance Studies are welcome. Audio-visual needs can be accomodated and should be noted on the proposal form. For more information, contact Dr. Champagne at email@example.com. Paper proposals should be emailed by July 15th. Registrants for the conference, whether delivering a paper or not, must register for both the LCMRS and the Gulf South. Please see the LCMRS registration form for the necessary information.
With Special Theme Sessions on Slavery, Secession, and the Civil War in the Gulf South
October 20-22, 2011, Pensacola, Florida - The Gulf South History and Humanities Conference is an annual event sponsored by the Gulf South Historical Association, a consortium of Gulf South colleges and universities from the states of Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. Click here to register!
Alan Manning has practiced law for twenty-five years, is licensed to practice in Florida, Alabama, and California, and is currently a partner at the Pensacola law firm of Clark, Partington, Hart, Larry, Bond & Stackhouse. Alan also serves as a Faculty Associate in the Department of History at the University of West Florida, where he teaches courses in American history. He is an authority on American presidents and the presidency, and he frequently speaks and lectures to various groups and organizations on presidential history. Alan's interest in presidential history includes biography, the presidency as an institution, and the theory, practice, scope and limits of presidential executive power as expressed in the Constitution, as interpreted by the Supreme Court, and as tested by presidents during their terms in office.
Alan holds a B.S., summa cum laude, in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, a Master of Arts in History from the University of West Florida, and a Juris Doctor from UCLA School of Law, where he was an editor on the UCLA Law Review. Alan Manning teaches Constitutional and Legal History Since 1877 in the 2011 Fall semester.
The Dept. of History welcomes Dr. Matthew Pursell. Previously an Assistant Professor of History and the Director of American Studies at Illinois Wesleyan University, Dr. Pursell received his Ph.D. from the department of American Civilization at Brown University in 2005 and his M.A. in history from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1991.
At Illinois Wesleyan, Dr. Pursell taught courses on Atlantic revolutions, the social and cultural history of British North America, slavery and servitude, and comparative race relations in the Americas. He is currently revising his dissertation, entitled, "Changing Conceptions of Servitude in the British Atlantic, 1640 to 1780," a study of indentured servants who were transported to the West Indies and mainland colonies. Prior to IWU, Pursell taught courses at Hartnell College, Wesleyan University of Connecticut, and Brown University.
Dr. Pursell has presented his work at the annual conferences of the Organization of American History, the British Association of American Studies, and the OIEAHC. He has received grants and fellowships from the American Antiquarian Society, the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, the John Carter Brown Library, and the American Historical Association. He served on the Illinois Wesleyan University Curriculum Council and the Fulbright Committee.
The Urban American Experience: Civil Liberties to Civil Rights
During the Summer 2011 semester, Dr. Moore will be leading another trip across the United States with The Urban American Experience: Civil Liberties to Civil Rights.
This course will provide students with an incomparable opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of how, in the Northeastern, Midwestern, and Southern cities, Americans fought for and won their freedoms, ranging from colonial rule to the 20th Century. Following intensive classroom sessions on the UWF campus, throughout July the class will travel up the Eastern seaboard, starting with Charleston and working its way up to Williamsburg, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, and Boston. The class will then head west through upstate New York to Niagara Falls and Detroit before returning to Pensacola through Memphis and other southern cities. Along the way, student travelers will learn about and interpret cities and sites relating to American liberties and freedoms, from those guaranteed under the Bill of Rights to more recent struggles, including women's suffrage and the Civil Rights Movement. For more information, contact Dr. Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org. View Flyer
Amy Eve and Alissa Bell's papers were in Session #7: "Myths, Monks, and Monsters: New Looks at Medieval Ireland." Both of them also attended the International Summer School in July at University College Cork. These papers were part of their summer work there, and were produced as part of a Graduate Directed Study that they each took with Dr Marie Therese Champagne.
Find out more about the 2010 TEMA Program!
Attending the 2010, Southeast Regional History Graduate Student Conference at Florida State University was a rewarding experience. I was awarded the unique opportunity to hear the ideas of other graduate students from other universities all over Florida and simultaneously share my own research interests with others. A commentator presided over each panel and shared comments and critiques with the presenters. This aspect of the conference was the most beneficial portion of the event. My commentator, Dr. Will Hanley, an FSU professor, assisted me enormously in my future research endeavors by providing me with constructive criticism. I would urge other UWF history graduate students to consider participating in the 2011 FSU conference.It is an experience that will afford students insightful analysis of their research in a welcoming atmosphere.
While this trip will undoubtedly be one of the most rewarding and exciting experiences of your life, it is also a comprehensive public-history course. You will learn about Cold War, Urban, and Western History at the sites and locations where events occurred, creating an uparalled opportunity to develop a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of the issues. Because of this, students are expected to actively participate in all tours, site-visits, presentations, activities, and discussions. During our travels we will record, photograph, and videotape our experiences. Using these materials, each day we will produce and upload professional-quality podcasts detailing our experiences trhough the Atomic West!
Congratulations to Amy Eve and Alissa Bell, History Dept. graduate students accepted to attend the 31st International Summer School in Irish Studies “The Western World’s Furthest Shore: Landscape, Memory & Irish Identity. The program is July 4th – July 31st 2010 at the University of College Cork in Ireland.
The School attracts over one hundred students and will examine how a communal sense of shared tribulations and triumphs and individual recollections of the past shaped contemporary Ireland. Participants will explore Irish literature and history from early Christian texts to modern writers in their cultural and historical context. Five students from UWF were selected to participate. Read More...
Patrick Moore, associate professor and public history program director for the University of West Florida's Department of History, was named the 2007 Carnegie Foundation as the Advancement of Teaching Florida Professor of the Year. Sponsored by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and administered by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, the awards recognize professors for their influence on teaching and their outstanding commitment to undergraduate students . . . More
This project is the culmination of an internship completed by Public History student, Christy Hurt. During the summer of 2006, students in Dr. Patrick Moore’s African-American Community History course collected oral histories about buildings within the African-American community in Pensacola, Florida. Christy’s role in this process was her service as the class-coordinator. Her internship was to take the student information, build upon it and develop a series of educational podcasts called "Timeless Voices: Oral Histories from Pensacola's African-American Past." These podcasts focus on teaching elementary and middle school-aged children, as well as the general public about an aspect of Pensacola, Florida's history commonly unknown. Through this series one learns a brief history of ten buildings within the African-American community of downtown Pensacola, along with their locations and some interesting facts about the area and its culture. These six podcasts look at themes including education, religion, cuisine, entertainment and nightlife.
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Eleven University of West Florida public history students will participate in a unique course, “Route 66 to the Atomic West: Western Cold War and Urban History.” The course includes a 26-day travel excursion throughout 11 states. Students enrolled in the class will engage in presentations, site-visits and other activities on a tour of the American West June 30 through July 25. While on tour, the students will record, photograph and videotape their experiences and develop 23 video podcasts that they will post online throughout their journey.
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Patrick Moore, associate professor and director of the University of West Florida Public History Program, and students from the program are on a mission to preserve the rich social and cultural history of Pensacola's African-American community. Through a unique project that utilizes cutting-edge technology . . . More
St. Michael's Cemetery is an 8-acre tract in the heart of downtown Pensacola, officially designated a cemetery by the King of Spain in 1807. St. Michael was the only burial ground in the city until 1876. Today, it is designated a State Park and is administered by a volunteer board. Responding to a request from St. Michael 's Cemetery Foundation to honor gravesites recently vandalized, University of West Florida students researched twelve families laid to rest.
It began during the midnight hours of Jan. 23 and continued through the early morning of the next day. Vandals entered St. Michael’s Cemetery in historic downtown Pensacola and disturbed at least 23 gravesites . . . More