hope college history    
hope college > academic departments > history        

Main Page <
Department Overview <
Faculty and Staff <
Published Research <
Courses <
Prospective Students <

Majors: Past, Present and Future


Phi Alpha Theta: The History Honor Society


Jobs and Careers

Colloquium Series <







Honors Program





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 2014 Schedule

Thursday, January 16

4:30 pm: Granberg Room, VanWylen Library

Robin Chapdelaine, World History Faculty Candidate

"The League of Nations and the Colonial State: A Campaign Against Child Trafficking in Southeastern Nigeria, 1930s"

Monday, January 20

4:00 pm: Martha Miller Center 239

Lauren Janes, World History Faculty Candidate

“Failing to Feed France: Moving Food throughout the Empire During the Great War”


Thursday, January 23

11:00 am: Granberg Room, VanWylen Library

Stephen Pierce, World History Faculty Candidate

“Building the Charitable City: Omani Philanthropy in 19th Century Zanzibar”

Monday, January 27

4:00 pm: Herrick Room, DeWitt 2nd Floor

Regan Bardeen, World History Faculty Candidate

"Reading the Right Way: The Politics of Literacy in Southwestern Nigeria, 1940-1960"




Why study history?

Where can a history degree take you?

Who are the historians at Hope?

What courses are students taking this semester?