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Erin Mauldin, Endowed Professorship

Erin Stewart Mauldin named John Hope Franklin Professor of Southern History

An associate history professor who uses the lens of the environmental sciences to examine the major issues of the 19th century in the American South has been named the John Hope Franklin Professor of Southern History at the USF St. Petersburg campus.

September 6, 2022Campus News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Political science professor chosen for Duckwall Professorship during important election cycle in Florida

The newest recipient for the 2022-2024 academic years is Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan, an associate professor in political science, a Fulbright Scholar and founding director of the Center for Civic Engagement at the St. Petersburg campus.

August 16, 2022Campus News

Lost Voices exhibit

New “Lost Voices” exhibit translates and digitizes America’s oldest parish archive to provide rare insight into early Florida history

A new online exhibit launched today by La Florida: The Interactive Digital Archives of the Americas will provide the public with unprecedented insight into the daily lives and relationships of the multi-ethnic population that comprised St. Augustine, Fla. from the 16th-19th centuries.

June 6, 2022Research and Innovation

Hannah Tweet and Morgan Greig

Graduate students accepted into prestigious History Ph.D. programs in U.S. and England

Morgan Greig will attend the prestigious University of Cambridge in England, and Hannah Tweet will attend top-ranked University of Michigan in Fall 2022. Both are some of the most renowned research universities in the world.

May 9, 2022Campus News, Research and Innovation

Beer: A Journey through Past and Present

New book traces how beer influenced the world over time

A new book written by a USF anthropology professor traces the deep history of beer and its start in ancient civilizations. A staple of modern society, the refreshing, intoxicating beverage has roots going back 13,000 years. In many cultures, it was and still is, used as food.

April 7, 2022Research and Innovation

Students excavate site at Weedon Island

Students uncover Florida's past at archaeological site

Students gather at Weedon Island Preserve to excavate one of Florida's most significant archaeological sites. The field school – where students learn the proper methods to conduct digs and identify artifacts - is held every two years and is part of a course at USF called Florida Archaeology.

March 9, 2022Research and Innovation

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Institute on Black Life conference to delve into historic and contemporary issues impacting local African American communities

USF’s Institute on Black Life (IBL) will bring together academics, community leaders, students and residents to highlight community projects and facilitate ongoing research into the history and culture of the Black experience.

January 26, 2022Events, Research and Innovation

J. Michael Francis standing at a podium

USF History professor inducted into Spanish royal order for groundbreaking work on Florida’s early history

A University of South Florida History professor who has devoted his career to uncovering the early Spanish roots of Florida’s history will be honored for his work by being inducted into one of Spain’s most prestigious civil orders.

October 26, 2021Campus News, Research and Innovation

Morgan Greig at Archivo General de Simancas

Student wins graduate history award, conducts research in Spain on de Soto expedition to Tampa Bay

Morgan Greig won the 2021 Leland Hawes Graduate Student Essay Prize in Florida Studies and is currently in Spain searching the archives for additional source material for his master's thesis about the Hernando de Soto expedition to Florida.

October 1, 2021Campus News

Jon Wilson.

Alumnus contribution chronicling history of local African American communities honored with key to the city

In 2002, journalist Jon Wilson heard about African American residents and businesses being displaced in the historic 22nd South Street corridor of St. Petersburg. What started as a singular piece on the changing character of a community would turn into nearly two decades of chronicling the African American experience.

September 23, 2021Campus News

Michael Francis

Governor appoints professor to Florida Historical Commission

Michael Francis, the Hough Family Endowed Chair of Florida Studies at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus, was named to the Florida Historical Commission along with four others on September 3. Francis is known for his groundbreaking research and archival work on early Spanish Florida.

September 22, 2021Campus News

Dating back to 1865, Juneteenth commemorates the day when 250,000 slaves in the state of Texas, which became the last bastion for slavery during the final days of the Civil War, were declared free by the U.S. Army.

Juneteenth: The complicated history, significance and celebration around the struggle for freedom

Juneteenth has become the most well-known celebration for the ending of slavery in the United States and viewed by some as America’s second Independence Day. But the history of this important celebration is complex and often misunderstood.

June 16, 2021Campus News, Events

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