“Ottawa County Poor Farm”

New Perspectives from Data Analytics and Local/Digital History This off-site presentation is a collaboration between the Holland Museum, the Hope College History Department, and the Herrick District Library. Friday, December 2, 20224:00-5:00 pmHerrick District Library Auditorium, 300 S. River Ave.Free Adult Program, donations encouraged This program is part of the Holland Museum “Tales from the Archives” series which explores …

History Course Preview – Spring 2023

The time has come: Spring 2023 courses are here! Registration begins on November 7th Take a look at our upcoming offerings as you begin to plan. For a complete list of upcoming classes or to see course details, including dates, times and professors, please see the Registrar’s course schedule. HIST 130 – 01 Intro Ancient CivilizationTR 3:00 pm – …

“Things Odious and Immoral”

The Foreign Relations of U.S. Slavery, 1775-1865 Please join the Hope College History Department as we welcome Dr. Steven Brady, Assistant Professor in the Department of History at George Washington University. Tuesday, October 25 at 7 p.m.This is a virtual event. Please click on the link below to join via Google Meet. https://meet.google.com/srj-dnmf-cnh?pli=1&authuser=0

“What I Did This Summer – Part 2”

Hope College History Department Dr. Jeanne Petit Dr. Jeanne Petit spent the previous year on sabbatical, and in the Spring she got the opportunity to attend a conference in Scranton, Pennsylvania. While there, she took a tour of a now-defunct anthracite coal mine, and got a taste of the brutal conditions miners faced there in the …

“What I Did This Summer -Part One”

Hope College History Department Dr. Lauren Janes Professor Janes was thrilled to return to Paris, co-leading the Art, History, and Global Citizenship in Paris May Term.  It was wonderful to return to favorite restaurants, markets, and neighborhood spots and see them thriving. The students were able to visit museums, go on walking tours, and take …

Biblical Imagery in Unlikely Places:

Christianity and Early 20th Century Chinese Literature – Virtual Program Thursday, September 22, 20227:00 – 8:30 p.m.Virtual ProgramRegister now on Eventbrite The first three decades of the twentieth century witnessed both a remarkable expansion of missionary endeavors in China and the rise of anti-Christian and anti-imperialist sentiments among Chinese intellectuals. Surprisingly, the authors of this period …

What if Lincoln Had Lived?

Hope College, the History Department, and the Van Raalte Farm Civil War Muster of Holland are pleased to welcome world-renowned author, eminent Civil War historian, and prize-winning Lincoln scholar, Dr. Allen C. Guelzo from Princeton University. Professor Guelzo is the Senior Research Scholar in the Council of the Humanities and Director of the Initiative on …

Hope College Returns to Vietnam

Dr. Fred Johnson, full professor of History, and his students are spending May term in Vietnam. After a two-year absence, it’s great to be back! Preparation: Students met once a week during the spring semester to get a thorough historical foundation of the US-Vietnam relationship. Students taking this course for Senior Seminar also prepared for …

A Metaphor for Life

Dr. Gloria Tseng shares her insights from taking on a challenging climb last year and what it illuminated her publishing process. She is the editor of Cross-Cultural Encounters: China and the Reformed Church in America, a text that includes research from Hope College History graduates. “Hmm…, this experience is so far out of my comfort …

In Memoriam: Bill Cohen: Scholar, Teacher, Colleague, Friend

Emeritus History Department Professor Bill Cohen passed away on September 7, 2020. Professor Emeritus and former History Department Chair Marc Baer shares his memories of the late Professor below. “I am currently revising an essay on Herbert Butterfield, perhaps the most important Christian historian of the twentieth century. My Ph.D. supervisor in graduate school did …