The Global Pandemic of 2020-2022: Historical Contexts and Current Perspectives

The Center for Humanities and Digital Research at the University of Central Florida is hosting a panel of experts to explore and discuss the Covid 19 pandemic. This global crisis has impacted us like no other event in the last 100 years. The humanities scholars and community experts joining this panel will assess historical parallels, such as the Yellow Fever of 1793 and Spanish flu of 1918, and how this

Raquel: A Gender and Human Rights Performance and Discussion

In a desire to promote freedom, diversity, and inclusion using art to stimulate critical thinking, Open Scene will produce “RAQUEL,” the tale of a Latinx cis woman who lost her transgender partner in the hands of police brutality. Following the production, guest scholars and specialists from across Florida will lead the audience through a reflection on narration as an exploratory means to work on the relationship between gender identity and

Understanding Folk and Cultural Traditions in Our Time: A Virtual Workshop

Organized by the Department of Philosophy at the University of Central Florida, this two-day virtual workshop aims to bring awareness and advance the public’s understanding of folklore and cultural traditions as an important part of humanities. Most importantly, this event also provides students and the general public opportunities to share their research and cultural experiences through themed sessions. Through lectures and discussion, attendees will learn about and explore ideas of

The 9th Annual Jerrell H. Shofner Lecture on Florida History and Culture

The 9th Annual Jerrell H. Shofner Lecture on Florida History and Culture celebrates the 100th volume of the Florida Historical Quarterly with an insightful conversation between four esteemed journal editors on topics ranging from the role of the discipline of history in the 21st century to the the future of history journals, and the study of history in difficult times. The four panelists have been or currently are the editors

Calling Our Culture: The Destruction of Rosewood

Calling Our Culture is a three-part series where we will explore the complexities of different cultures within our community through the humanities. In this event, we will explore a critical analysis of Rosewood, a predominantly black community destroyed in 1923 during a racially motivated attack, and other majority-black cities in Florida within the context of group economics and how that tradition among African Americans was destroyed. Funding for this program

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