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History professor edits, releases book on Medici women
[03.27.2015]
The book, “Medici Women: The Making of a Dynasty in Grand Ducal Tuscany,” edited by Professor Giovanna Benadusi of the University of South Florida Department of History has been released by the Center for Reformation and Renaissance Studies.

CAS to host World War I conference
[01.16.2015]
University of South Florida students, faculty and staff as well as members of the public are encouraged to register now for the World War I centenary conference on Feb. 6-7, 2015. The conference, which is sponsored by the USF College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of History, will be held on campus in the USF Patel Center for Global Solutions (CGS). This conference is ideal for university professors, high school teachers, college students and those who enjoy WWI history.

CAS professor publishes book
[04.07.2014]
An assistant professor from the College of Arts and Sciences Department of History published his first book, “Stories of the South: Race and the Reconstruction of Southern Identity, 1865-1915.”

CAS professor wins competitive humanities fellowship
[02.27.2014]
A University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences professor has won a prestigious fellowship at the National Humanities Center for the next academic year (2014-2015).

USF to host "master of alternate history" writer
[02.14.2014]
What might have happened if the Confederacy had won the Civil War? Or if aliens had invaded the earth during World War II? Speculation about such possibilities is the stuff of the science fiction genre known as “alternate history;” the University of South Florida Humanities Institute welcomes a writer hailed as the master of the genre -- Harry Turtledove. Turtledove will speak at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18 in the TECO room on the USF Tampa campus.

History professor to speak in Europe about recent book
[11.22.2013]
One of the University of South Florida’s history professors, Graydon A. (Jack) Tunstall, is attracting worldwide attention because of his recent book “Blood on the Snow: The Carpathian Winter War of 1915.” He has been awarded a Norman B. Tomlinson Jr. Book Prize (Honorable Mention) in 2010, and is planning his trip to Europe to give lectures on his publication.

CAS professor awarded for work in Latin American history
[10.25.2013]
A University of South Florida professor in the Department of History was awarded the USF Faculty Outstanding Achievement Award.

History professor wins book award
[05.21.2013]
Frances Ramos, assistant professor in the Department of History, has won the Michael C. Meyer Award for her recent book “Identity, Ritual, and Power in Colonial Puebla.”

History student receives Fulbright Award
[05.09.2013]
Brittany Vosler of the University of South Florida has been awarded a Fulbright Research Grant to continue her doctoral dissertation research at the University of the West Indies -- Cave Hill in Barbados. Vosler is one of only two students to receive a full grant to Barbados under the Fulbright program this year.

Levy explores Ferry Farm, writes a book about Washington
[02.14.2013]
It started with an archeological trip in 2001 when University of South Florida Associate Professor Philip Levy traveled to Fredericksburg, Va., to learn about George Washington’s Ferry Farm, the late president’s childhood home. Working with his long-time collaborator David Muraca, director of archeology at the George Washington Foundation, the not-for-profit foundation that owns the Stafford County, Va., site, the two researched the site’s history and archaeology.

Scholar to discuss "When Gen. Grant Expelled the Jews"
[02.11.2013]
The University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences in cooperation with the USF Humanities Institute, the Departments of Religious Studies and History, and the Tampa Jewish Book Festival, will present the fourth June Baumgardner Gelbart Lecture in Jewish Studies. “When Gen. Grant Expelled the Jews” will be presented by Jonathan D. Sarna, professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis University. The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. on Feb. 20 at Traditions Hall in The Gibbons Alumni Center.

Outstanding CAS faculty members recognized
[01.23.2013]
The University of South Florida will honor 25 outstanding faculty members for their recent professional recognitions by many of the world’s top scholarly and research organizations with a dinner and formal award ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 24, beginning at 6 p.m. in Lifsey House on the USF campus. Of the 25 honorees, 10 faculty members from the College of Arts and Sciences will be been recognized.

USF history professor receives “Best New Journal” award
[02.04.2013]
Brian Connolly, a history professor at the University of South Florida, is one of six editors of “History of the Present: A Journal of Critical History,” a journal awarded the title “Best New Journal” by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals. The award was presented at the 2013 meeting of the Modern Language Association, and Connolly said receiving the award was both exciting and gratifying.

5 questions with Rory Kennedy
[11.06.2012]
Emmy award winning filmmaker Rory Kennedy will be at the Tampa Theatre at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 8 for a screening of her latest work, "Ethel." We asked Kennedy five questions about the making of "Ethel."

Submit a question to Rory Kennedy
[11.05.2012]
On Nov. 8 the University of South Florida is hosting Rory Kennedy at the Tampa Theatre where she will show her latest documentary, “Ethel.” After the screening, there will be a Q&A session. There will be a variety of different ways to send in a question prior to and during the event.

USF to host an evening with Rory Kennedy
[10.22.2012]
Rory Kennedy, daughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy and Emmy-winning independent documentary filmmaker, is coming to Tampa to talk about her newest film, “Ethel,” which offers a personal look inside the life and political dynasty of the Kennedy family.

History student works with librarian on special collection
[08.14.2012]
Once meant to attract and amuse audiences, the images are disturbing -- ridiculously exaggerated eyes, lips, noses, faces and gestures. USF Tampa Library Special and Digital Collections Librarian Andy Huse and undergraduate history major Simone Sanders want people to see them.

History major named Tillman Military Scholar
[06.21.2012]
Stephen Naylor, a senior majoring in history at the University of South Florida, has been awarded a $10,000 scholarship by the Pat Tillman Foundation. Tillman Military Scholars are selected based on a desire to continue to serve others and make a positive impact in their community.

USF student awarded scholarship to study in Africa
[05.31.2012]
University of South Florida student Lauren Richardson was recently awarded a Boren Scholarship through its African Languages Initiative. Richardson will spend the 2012-2013 academic year studying Swahili and East African history, arts, culture and political science in Tanzania, Africa.

Uncovering new perspectives on ancient naval warfare
[05.08.2012]
Shipping and Greek culture connect University of South Florida Professor William Murray and Aristotle Onassis, a legendary titan in the shipping industry -- a connection born of Murray’s lifelong love of sailing and the Onassis legacy.

Conference to feature leading WWI experts
[03.12.2012]
The legendary battles of World War I continue to teach a great deal about modern warfare in ways that still hold surprises.

Alumnus discusses AIDS documentary
[01.27.2012]
University of South Florida alumnus Ed Wolf visited the campus library Tuesday for the showing of "We Were Here," an 89-minute documentary about the AIDS epidemic in San Fransisco during the 1980s.

USF to show documentary about AIDS epidemic
[01.20.2012]
The University of South Florida is hosting a screening of the documentary “We Were Here” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2011, in the Grace Allen Room in the USF Tampa Library. The film chronicles San Francisco’s response to the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s.

Archaeologist to discuss discovery of ancient battlegrounds
[01.19.2012]
The University of South Florida Department of History and The Ancient Studies Center are sponsoring a lecture about the Punic War in Sicily. Jeff Royal, Ph.D., archaeological director for RPM Nautical Foundation, will begin his presentation at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24 in the Marshall Student Center Oval Theater. Light refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m.

Noted history of medicine professor to speak at USF
[11.15.2011]
The Department of History is pleased to sponsor a noted expert on the history of medicine who will discuss genetic counseling issues. Alexandra Stern, a professor in the History of Medicine at the University of Michigan, will be at the University of South Florida at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, in the Grace Allen Reading Room at the USF Library. She will discuss “Quantifying Im/Probabilities: Genetic Counseling and the Development of Genetic Risk in the United States.”

Research Spotlight: Julia Irwin
[08.02.2011]
Julia Irwin knows what it’s like to face the dilemma of having to choose between two loves and came up with the perfect solution. Simply choose them both and see what happens. In her case the love of history and science led to an exciting blending of the two.

USF professor receives diplomatic history award
[07.13.2011]
Biannually the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations awards the Betty M. Unterberger prize to distinguished writers in the field of diplomatic history. Julia Irwin, an assistant professor of history at the University of South Florida, is this year’s recipient.

USF professor wins research grant for his work on human sexuality
[06.22.2011]
Every year since 2002, the Cornell University Library awards the Zwickler Memorial Research Grant to researchers on their work on human sexuality. David K. Johnson, an associate professor of history at the University of South Florida is the 2011 recipient of this grant.

USF history student selected for Fulbright teaching assistantship
[04.20.2011]
With graduation day looming, Ryan Walsh received some news that removed a cloud of uncertainty from his immediate future.

The story behind Valentine's Day
[02.14.2011]
Saint Valentine may have been thrown off the list of official saints during Vatican II, but that hasn’t stopped people from celebrating the day associated with his birth.

This day in world history: Oct. 7
[10.07.2010]
October 1967. In Nigeria, on the west coast of Africa, civil war raged. Ethnic and cultural differences fueled the fighting, which followed the secession of the mostly Igbo region to the east of the Niger River, an area renamed Biafra. Nigerian government troops had arrived in Asaba, an ethnically-Igbo town on the west bank of the Niger that remained part of Nigeria. On Oct. 7, 1967, federal troops gathered up men and older boys, accusing them of Biafran sympathies.

Memorial to Nigerian mass killing sought
[06.30.2010]
University of South Florida researchers are back in Nigeria this summer to continue their work collecting statements from witnesses to a decades-old mass killing that took place during the nation’s civil war.

Book "Lavender Scare" to be documentary
[06.09.2010]
The Lavender Scare: The Cold War Persecution of Gays and Lesbians in the Federal Government, by University of South Florida history professor David Johnson, has inspired Emmy Award-winning producer Josh Howard to produce a documentary based on the work, according to a recent story in Variety magazine.