By University of Central Florida: Department of History
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This is a podcast produced by the University of Central Florida Department of History. It features interviews with historians about their research and history in the news.
||CleanEpisode 9: Modern Distortions of the Medieval Crusades||The Department of History’s Holly Baker recently sat down with Dr. Thomas Madden, Professor of History and Director of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Saint Louis University. Dr. Madden gave a lecture at the Pauley Speaker Series on Global Affairs titled, “The New Crusaders: Distorting Medieval Europe’s Holy Wars in Support of Modern Agendas”. In their interview, Dr. Madden talks with Holly about modern distortions of the Medieval Crusades and the misappropriation of its symbols and imagery.||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: A Tribute to Dr. Simon Barton||The Department of History’s Dr. Robert Cassanello recently talked with Dr. Alun Williams from the University of Exeter in England. In the interview, they discuss Dr. Simon Barton’s work and career. Dr. Barton joined the Department of History at the University of Central Florida in January of 2017 and suddenly passed away in December of that same year at the age of 55. The Department of History at UCF produced this podcast interview to share the scholarly life and legacy of Simon Barton for those who knew him and for those who never got the chance.||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Tuskegee Archives and Digitization||The Department of History’s Dr. Robert Cassanello recently sat down with Dana Chandler, Archivist and Assistant Professor at Tuskegee University in Alabama. In March of 2018, Dana Chandler was a guest lecturer at the University of Central Florida. His lecture was titled, “Lifting the Veil: Tuskegee Archives and Digitization”. In the interview, Dr. Cassanello talks with Dana Chandler about his efforts to digitally preserve the Tuskegee University archival collection.||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Florida and the Age of Fear 2000-2017||The Department of History’s Holly Baker sat down with renowned author and historian, Dr. Gary Mormino, Professor Emeritus of Florida History at the University of South Florida St Petersburg. Dr. Mormino was the guest speaker at the 5th Annual Jerrell H. Shofner Lecture Series on Florida History and Culture. In the interview, Dr. Mormino talks with Holly about Florida between 2000 and 2017, a time he calls “The Age of Fear”.||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Exploring Military Archives||The Department of History’s Holly Baker sat down with Mike Burke, Tyler Campbell, and Kayla Campana, History M.A. candidates from the University of Central Florida. They gave a talk at the 2017 Research Colloquium titled, “Exploring Military Archives – New Perspectives on Old Texts” In the interview, they talk with Holly about how exploring military archives gave them new insights in their fields of study.||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Alexander Hamilton and the Newburgh Conspiracy||The Department of History’s Holly Baker sat down with Dr. David Head, historian, author, and lecturer of history at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Head recently gave a talk at the 2017 Research Colloquium titled “Alexander Hamilton and the Newburgh Conspiracy: Military Politics at the Anxious End of the American Revolution”. In the interview with Holly, Dr. Head discusses conspiracy thinking and Alexander Hamilton’s role in the Newburgh affair.||11/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: The Pei-Yang Pictorial News and Urban Culture in Tianjin 1926-1937||The Department of History’s Drew Fulcher recently sat down with Dr. Hong Zhang, Associate Professor of History at the University of Central Florida and speaker at the 2017 Research Colloquium at the University of Central Florida. In the interview, Dr. Zhang talks with Drew Fulcher about her research “The Pay-Yong Pictorial News and a Look Into a Flourishing New Urban Culture in Tianjin, 1926-1937” which explores the urban culture in Tianjin in the 1920s and 1930s as presented and represented through The Pay-Yong Pictorial News, the longest-running and most popular pictorial in north China.||5/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: The African American Military Experience of World War I||The Department of History’s Kayla Campana sat down with Dr. John Morrow, Franklin Professor of History at the University of Georgia and author of several books including Only America Left Her Negro Troops Behind: The African American Military in the First World War. In the interview, Dr. Morrow talks with Kayla about the contributions of African American soldiers to World War I and he discusses how many Americans overlooked black soldiers’ efforts, and even feared that their achievements would disrupt segregated American society.||12/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: The Magna Carta and the Charter of the Forest||The Department of History’s Interim Department Chair Dr. Peter Larson sat down with Dr. Joshua Tate, an associate professor of law at Southern Methodist University. He spoke about the Magna Carta and the Charter of the Forest, which is having its 800th year anniversary in 2017. The Charter of the Forest was issued in 1217 to allow free men to use lands wrongly claimed by King John and his predecessors.||9/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|