/ History Department

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.

Fall 2018 Schedule

little note nor long remember: why do we remember the gettysburg address?

Friday, Sept. 14, 1 p.m.
Dr. Alan Guelzo, Gettysburg College
Maas Auditorium, DeWitt

Dr. Guelzo will assess the significance of the iconic Gettysburg Address, delivered on November 19, 1863, by President Abraham Lincoln (16th President of the United States of America). Lincoln's noble observations honored those who'd fallen during the July 1–4, 1863, battle that changed the course of the Civil War and American history and ushered in a new birth of freedom.

For the United States in the 21st Century, buffeted by the rancorous crosswinds of politics and struggling with deep social divides, the Gettysburg Address provides a guide toward civility and a reminder of the enduring persistence of the American spirit.

The campus and surrounding community are invited to come and learn about the gift to all Americans by those who gave the last full measure.

Making Music: Hope College's Music Department, A History

Thursday, Sept. 20, 4 p.m.
Dr. Marc Baer, Emeritus of History, Hope College
Fried Hemenway Auditorium, Martha Miller Center

Reflections on the Living tradition exhibit

Friday, Sept. 21, 4 p.m.
Neal Sobania
Kruizenga Art Museum

The Evangelical road to donald trump

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m. 
John Fea
Winants Auditorium

John Fea will be speaking about his book, Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump.