Colloquium Series

Faculty, guests and students support a lively process of research and exchange of ideas that makes history a vibrant discipline. This series features several such speakers each semester.

Spring 2017 Schedule

"Historians Reflect on the 2016 election"

Wednesday, January 18, 7 p.m.
1st Floor Rotunda (Martha Miller Center)
Co-sponsor Vox Populi

The students of Vox Populi and members of the Hope College History Department will discuss the way an understanding of history can provide perspective on the 2016 election. Refreshments will be served. 

"Potatoes, sugar, curry and rice: Food History as global history"

Wednesday, March 1, 4:30 p.m.
Maas Conference Room
Student Panel

Can we trace the long history of globalization through the movement of foods around the world? History students Leland Cook, Margaret Dickinson, Natalie Fulk and Noah Switalski will share their insights from collaborative research with Dr. Lauren Janes during the summer of 2016. Come hear how potatoes, sugar, curry and rice can help us understand global connectivity in the modern world.  This research was sponsored by the Pagenkopf History Research Fund.

Presidential Colloquium: "The Reformation and the Making of the Modern world

Dr. Brad Gregory (Dorothy F. Griffin Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame) will be speaking  on Thursday, March 30, at 4:30 p.m. in Winants Auditorium. His title is “Why the Reformation Still Matters in 2017.”

Dr. Marjorie E. (Beth) Plummer (Professor of History at the University of Western Kentucky), will be speaking on Monday, April 10, at 4 p.m. in Winants Auditorium. Her title is “Dangerous Choices: Women, Clerics, and Marriage in the German Reformation.”