The History department hosts a variety of lectures by visiting and local scholars once a month on Wednesday afternoons. History faculty present their research, and senior honors students present their theses in May. Great refreshements are always provided, and we encourage everyone at Calvin to come.
At the end of the hall of History department offices is a lounge for students and faculty. In the afternoons, you can enjoy coffee and use the large table to study or read books, journals, and magazines in the History collection. Or you can relax on the sofa and talk with other History students and faculty.
Both faculty and student members of the majors committee plan various activities including movie nights and parties. Find out how to get involved and meet other History majors by contacting committee chair Prof. Eric Washington or talking to the department assistants, Jenna Hunt and Sarah van Timmeren.
Each year, the professors host a Christmas party for History majors and minors that includes great food and a chance to talk with fellow students and faculty. At the end of the year, they host a reception to honor scholarship awardees, honors students, and other award winners. Throughout the year, other themed social events provide opportunities to get to know other History students and faculty.