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 […]

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, […]

Nancy Hunt's New Book on Violence and Medicine in Colonial Congo

The History Department congratulates our new colleague, Dr. Nancy Rose Hunt, on the publication of her book entitled, A Nervous State: Violence, Remedies, and Reverie in Colonial Congo with Duke University Press.  This book draws out the anxiety and resilience of the people of post-colonial Belgian Congo, using medicine as a way to join these seemingly […]

Nina Caputo's New Graphic History on Medieval Religion

The History Department congratulates Dr. Nina Caputo on her new graphic history, published with Oxford University Press, entitled Debating Truth: The Barcelona Disputation of 1263.  This creative blend of art, primary sources, and historical commentary offers a unique perspective on the debate between a Dominican Friar  and the Jewish scholar Nahmanides over the Messiah as […]