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!
Kristin Kobes Du Mez on political conflict in west Michigan churches (video)
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.
Book discussion: The Mermaid of Black Conch, featuring Prof. Eric Washington (video)
Calvin historian and director of the African and African Diaspora Studies program Professor Eric Washington appeared as part of a book discussion on Caribbean tv this week. Tune in to hear more about The Mermaid of Black Conch.
The Good Soldier: The Tragedy of Colin Powell
Jim Bratt This post originally appeared in The Twelve: Reformed Done Daily on November 8, 2021. Colin Powell at a meeting of the national security council at the White House on the day following the 9/11 attacks in 2001 with, from left, Donald Rumsfeld, President George W Bush and Dick Cheney. Photograph: Doug Mills/AP Colin Powell …
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Afghanistan: A 9/11 Postmortem
Jim Bratt This post originally appeared in The Twelve: Reformed Done Daily on September 13, 2021. Labor Day was always a melancholy holiday for me as a kid. You know the tune: last day of summer, days getting shorter, return to school, parents getting their work-face on. It was extra painful for me because September …
History Student Colloquium 2021 (Video Recording)
Calvin history students present their honors theses and independent research projects in our annual History Student Colloquium.