“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 …

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 …

Summer Research Highlight: Autumn Balamucki (’21)

History major Autumn Balamucki (’21) began research with the Joint Archives this summer with Geoffrey Reynolds under abnormal circumstances. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, she had to do almost all of her work remotely. With some creative solutions and a lot of hard work, Autumn managed to transcribe decades’ worth of meeting minutes of the …

Graduate Insight: A History Degree at Work

Hello to all the current History students, faculty and staff, and alumni. It has been well over a year since I stepped foot into Lubbers to attend a class and a lot has changed since then. I took a well-needed year off from school to figure out what I exactly was going to do with my …

Student Feature: Reed Hanson

Going to Rome felt like a death sentence the first week. I knew nobody else from Hope and didn’t have any other friends from high school in Europe with me, so I was plagued by intense feelings of isolation and loneliness for about a week after I arrived. It reminded me of freshman year all …

Day of Giving

Hope Day of Giving starts this Thursday, April 11. This year it’s all about “Give to What you Love,” and for 36 hours you can give directly to support the Hope History Department as we work to teach historical thinking skills, expand students’ global engagement, and engage students in original research.  You can help us …