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.



Thursday, April 6, 4 p.m.
Herrick Room (DeWitt)