From Segregation to Black Lives Matter Symposium: free registration available now!

Event Dates: Thursday, March 21, 2019 to Saturday, March 23rd Location: George A. Smathers Libraries, Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida & Locations yet to be decided Free registration… Read More

New Course Offered: A Black and Latinx History of the Gator Nation

For the Spring Semester 2019, SPOHP and African American Studies will be offering a course titled “A Black and Latinx History of the Gator Nation.” Students will be able to… Read More

New Spring Internship on the Black Freedom Struggle in Florida

SPOHP’s spring 2019 internship will focus on the Black Freedom Struggle in Florida, and will dovetail with our March 21-23 national symposium, From Segregation to Black Lives Matter. Students will… Read More

SPOHP Staff Members Featured in The Loop article, will soon appear in Muse Magazine

Under the direction of Jeffrey Pufahl, the College of the Arts presented the premier of the documentary play Voices from the March in January 2018 during the closing ceremonies of… Read More

Visting Scholar: Indigenous Experience in Guatemala

We’d like to extend a big thank you to Dr. Oscar Llanque for coming to visit our Testimonio in the Americas class today, sharing his experiences and knowledge as an… Read More

Check out SPOHP’s YouTube Channel!

For an easy way to navigate to SPOHP’s wonderful collection of videos, click on the YouTube icon in the upper righthand corner of our website. SPOHP’s YouTube channel can also… Read More

Video of Dr. Ortiz Book Talk

Click this photo for a videotaped version (87 min.) of the 8/28 book talk presented at Smathers Library East by Dr. Paul Ortiz, Director of SPOHP, on his recent book:… Read More

NEH Digital Humanities Grant Awarded

Smathers Libraries and the Digital Library of the Caribbean has been awarded a $231,093 National Endowment for the Humanities Grant to host a week-long in-person workshop and five additional virtual… Read More

UF Student Collects Oral Histories From Community Elders in Fort Myers

SPOHP hopes you enjoy listening to a radio interview with UF history student Julian Valdivia on Gulf Coast Live on WGCU from July 31st, “UF Student Oral Histories From Community… Read More

Check Out Our Students’ Reflections On Our Annual Mississippi Freedom Trip

Our students just got back from another successful and exciting trip doing oral history fieldwork in the Mississippi Delta as part of our Mississippi Freedom Project! The Mississippi Freedom Project… Read More