As a History and French major with a special interest in French history I was over the moon to take French history courses taught in Paris during my year abroad! I expected to learn loads in the classroom and by visiting historical places. I however never expected I would take part in history. Never did I imagine I […]
By Lauren Janes This past January, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani was touring European capitals after the completion of the nuclear deal opened Iran to European investment. On his visit to Paris he met with French President Francois Hollande, but not over a meal. The two leaders were originally supposed to share an upscale lunch, but […]
By Jeanne Petit During the Summer of 2015, I and four Hope College history majors had the opportunity to spend 10 days at the Library of Congress to complete an intensive research project. We set out to create a research-based website about the 1918 United War Work Campaign, a World War I fundraising campaign by […]
Welcome to the Hope College History Department’s inaugural blog post. We’re excited to share stories from our faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends! Our guest next week will be Dr. Jeanne Petit, History department faculty member and chair-elect of the department. Meet Dr. Petit, and come back next week to learn more!