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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.

Fall 2015 Schedule

Thursday, September 17

4:00 pm: Herrick Room, DeWitt

Marc Baer, Professor of History, Hope College: “Misreading Magna Carta, 1215-2015”

Co-sponsored with Political Science

Tuesday, October 13

4:00 pm: Fried-Hemenway Auditorium

Anna-Lisa Cox, Fellow, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute, Hutchins Center, Harvard University: “‘The First Tillers of the Land’: Black Pioneers and the Movement for Freedom and Equality on the Antebellum American Frontier”

Wednesday, November 4

7:00 pm: Fried-Hemenway Auditorium

Kristen Du Mez, Associate Professor of History, Calvin College: “The Crime is the Fruit of the Theology: Sexual Purity, Christian Patriarchy, and the First Wave of Global Anti-Trafficking Activism”

Co-sponsored with Religion, Women’s and Gender Studies




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