Back to School!

Whether you arrive in Gainesville by plane, automobile, or a good old-fashioned donkey, the History Department welcomes you back for the 2018-19 academic year.  Be sure to check out our many courses listed in the slideshow below–including brand new classes on China–and please have safe travels. Check in to this site from time to time […]

Why Did You Become a Historian?

Dr. Lily Guerra (pictured here as a youngster) provides a compelling answer to this question in the most recent edition of the American Historical Association’s Perspectives.  Dr. Guerra responds to an earlier article by AHA President Mary Beth Norton entitled “Why Are You a Historian?”  After a meeting with UF’s chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the history honor […]

The Dog Days of the Academic Year?

The History Department wishes all its undergraduate and graduate students good luck as they embark on these final days of the 2017-18 academic year.  If you are graduating, congratulations and we wish you success. If not, then we look forward to seeing you next year.  No matter where you are headed, please stay in touch […]

The Birth of an Icon

Please join us for a public lecture on Thursday, 15 March, 2018 4:00 pm at the History Department conference room in 5 Keene-Flint Hall, as Professor Azzan Yadin-Israel of Rutgers University will present: “The Birth of an Icon: How the Forbidden Fruit became an Apple.” Though we often assume Adam and Eve sinned by eating an […]

Gary and Eleanor Simons Lecture–Joseph Crespino on Atticus Finch

The History Department is proud to announce that this year’s Gary and Eleanor Simons Lecture will be on Thursday, 22 March 2018 at 5:30 in Smathers 100.  Dr. Joseph Crespino of the Emory University History Department will give a talk entitled, “Searching for Atticus Finch: Harper Lee & American History.” Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is […]