Scot France, a digital public historian, is skilled in studying cultural landscapes associated

In May 2000, his University of Virginia doctoral degree was granted. He was the UVA Carter G. Woodson Institute associate director (1997-2006), and continued his duties as director of Virginia Center for Digital History (2006)-2010. He is now an Associate Professor of History in the University of Central Florida as well as Director of Public History. He also serves as the Associate Director for Center for Humanities and Digital Research. He is a UCF Texts and Technology Ph.D. core faculty member. He is the founder (2014), second-term chair (2016) and former chair (1919) of Florida Digital Humanities Consortium.

Scot French is the author Rebellious Slave. Nat Turner in American Memory, Houghton Mifflin 2004. He is also the author of Booker T. Washington Elementary and Segregated Education In Virginia (National Park Service 2007, 2007). He has published essays in several edited volumes including Jeffersonian Legacies. Peter S. Onuf (1993 University of Virginia Press); Culture and Modern African American Freedom Strivle.ed. Brian Ward (University Press of Florida2001); Pride Overcomes Privilege; History of Charlottesville’s African American High School (JSAAHC2013, 2013); and Marked. Unmarked. Remembered. American Memory. eds. Andrew Lichtenstein and Alex Lichtenstein (West Virginia University Press, 2017).

His research inspired “That World is Gone”, Race and Displacement Inside a Southern Town. This documentary won Audience Favorite and Best Short Documentary at Virginia Scot French Film Festival 2010. He was also honored with the University of Virginia’s Black Community Advocate Award, by the Black Student Alliance and Black Leadership Institute. NAACP chapter.