Dr. Jamin Wells, assistant professor and director of the Public History Master’s Program, poses with his recent book, Shipwrecked: Coastal Disasters and the Making of the American Beach, at the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities offices on Nov. 24, 2020.

UWF faculty member examines transformation of American beach in new book

Drawing on a broad range of archival material, Dr. Jamin Wells, assistant professor and director of the Public History Master’s Program at the University of West Florida, recently published his first book, “Shipwrecked: Coastal Disasters and the Making of the American Beach.” Wells examines how shipwrecks laid the groundwork for the beach tourism industry that […]

Voices of Pensacola hosts new exhibit covering African American history

A new exhibit open now at the Voices of Pensacola Multicultural Center in downtown Pensacola allows visitors to explore and teach the untaught history of America beginning in 1619 with the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in Jamestown, Virginia, on board a Dutch slave ship. “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow” was […]

Exploration of maritime history available through efforts by UWF, partners

Exploration of the maritime history and heritage of the Gulf Coast is now readily available through the Gulf Coast Digital History Project, featuring a digital portal established by the University of West Florida and various partners. One touch of a screen or click of a mouse allows users to explore thousands of digitized photographs, maps […]

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Faculty experts discuss potential impacts of COVID-19 on the 2020 election

As the United States continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, its leaders are facing another unprecedented challenge: how to navigate a presidential election in light of a public health emergency. Faculty experts from the University of West Florida Department of Government are weighing in to offer their insight on the potential impacts of the global […]

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