Why has Vladimir Putin launched an invasion of Ukraine? In justifying the attack, the Russian president cited the history of the Russian Empire and Soviet Union, as well as recent political events in Ukraine. A historian of the region helps us understand Putin's view of the post-Soviet world and how he pushed Russia into war.
Talk by Will Katerberg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lB1j09GNSWY "Immigration Debates in America" (Talk by Prof. William Katerberg, Calvin University, February 21, 2022) Calvin Academy for Lifelong Learning (CALL) Lecture American immigration policies have changed significantly over the past 200 years, but debates over more restrictive versus more open policies have recurring themes. Should the U.S. restrict immigration to …
1150. Unlike most of his contemporaries, Andrew often spurned the Christian meaning of the text, in favor of interpretation he found in contemporary Jewish commentators. In this text, we can see him grapple with faith traditions other than his own, and come to sometimes surprisingly new insights, in dialogue with the rabbis of the Jewish community in Paris. In Andrew’s commentaries, we hear a voice that stands in stark contrast to our common image of the medieval world as dominated by Crusades and religious persecution.
Calvin historian and director of the African and African Diaspora Studies program Professor Eric M. Washington joined this book discussion on Caribbean tv this week. Tune in to hear more about This One Sky Day.
Calvin's campus newspaper, Calvin Chimes, recently featured art historian and member of the Historical Studies department Professor Craig Hanson and his long-running blog "Enfilade." The blog, started by Prof. Hanson in 2009, is dedicated to 18th-century art and architecture and receives thousands of views every month. Read more to find out about this intersection between art historian and modern technology, and consider registering for an Art History course with Prof. Hanson!
Calvin historian Kristin Kobes Du Mez, author of New York Times best seller Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation appeared on local news channel WOOD TV8 alongside Michael Gulker, president of the Colossian Forum for a Q&A and reaction to WOOD's Target 8 feature: "Under God, Divisible: Political conflict deepens rift among Christians." Professor Du Mez is also interviewed for the feature article.