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Colloquium Series

The History Department, in conjunction with Phi Alpha Theta, the History honorary society, offers a series of three colloquia each semester. The speakers are members of Hope's History department, or guests from other institutions, or students who have produced particularly fine pieces of research. The purpose of the colloquia is to show students in our courses and other members of the Hope community that the study of history is more than what goes on in the classroom. There is a lively process of research and exchange of ideas that makes history the vibrant discipline it is.

The department has established the following policy: All students enrolled in history courses numbered higher than 201 are required to attend at least two colloquia during the semester.

Spring 2015 Schedule

Thursday, January 22

4:00 pm: Herrick Room, DeWitt

Claire Barrett, '15; Katelyn Dickerson, '15; Victoria Henry, '15

“20th Century China and the Reformed Church in America”

Co-sponsored with the Joint Archives

Thursday, February 19

4:00 pm: Herrick Room, DeWitt

Aaron VanOosterhout, Visiting Professor of History

“Popular Conservatism in Mexico: Land, Religion, and Politics in Nayarit and Querétaro, 1750–1850”

Co-sponsored with the Department of Religion

Thursday, March 26

4:00 pm: Herrick Room, DeWitt

Kai Tang, Visiting Professor of Music and Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow, Ethnomusicology

"Musical Culture of Chinese Floaters"

Co-sponsored with the Department of Music




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