17th Carter Conference from UF’s Center for African Studies

UF’s Center for African Studies is devoting its 17th Carter Conference to creating a critical public forum about new methods and politics in curation and text-image studies. Emphasizing juxtapositions, sequences, montage, friction, and postcolonial politics, it will problematize archival, field, and curatorial techniques in the global humanities. We aim to interrogate art, fables, lexicons, dreams, and […]

Heather Vrana’s New Book on Student Activism in Latin America

Dr. Heather Vrana, a recent addition to UF’s History Department, has published her first book with the University of California Press entitled, This City Belongs to You: A History of Student Activism in Guatemala, 1944-1996.  This book analyzes the role of students from the University of San Carlos in Guatemala’s turbulent history in the half-century following World […]

Jack Davis Wins 2017 Kirkus Prize

The History Department is proud to recognize that Dr. Jack Davis has won the 2017 Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction for his book, The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea.  Here is their original review in its entirety: A sweeping environmental history of the Gulf of Mexico that duly considers the ravages of nature and man. […]

Honoring a Legend in Florida History

This April, the History Department was sad to learn of the passing of our former colleague, Dr. Michael Gannon. In recognition of his long career and his many contributions to the field of Florida history and to the University of Florida, the Department will hold a memorial service at the Baughman Center on the campus of the University […]

Dr. Heather Vrana Joins UF History

The History Department is pleased to welcome Dr. Heather Vrana, formerly of Southern Connecticut State University, as an assistant professor beginning in Fall 2017.  Dr. Vrana received her Ph.D from Indiana University in 2013 and is the author of This City Belongs to You: A History of Student Activism in Guatemala, 1944-1996 (University of California Press, 2017), Anti-Colonial […]