Borders of Light: Remembering the 1937 Haitian Massacre

From a Calvin Chimes article on today's event: Calvin will host a lecture remembering the 1937 Haitian Parsley massacre, in which Dominican dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo Molina ordered the murder of thousands of Haitians. This lecture is part of the history department colloquium series but is also one of two lectures sponsored by African and African …

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Featured Faculty Book Review: Frans van Liere, An Introduction to the Medieval Bible

Although all of our faculty are busy researching and writing, we don't often share the results here on Historical Horizons. We do rejoice together in each other's achievements, and sometimes a book review is too good not to share. Congratulations to Frans van Liere, whose book An Introduction to the Medieval Bible (Cambridge, 2014) received the following outstanding …

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Historical Horizons: 2014 in Blog Posts

Happy new year from the Calvin College History Department! It was in early January 2014 that we first chose the name Historical Horizons and began setting up this space. Here's a look back at our Top 10 most-read posts in our first year of blogging: 10. Good Friday in Spain by Kate van Liere Holy Week makes …

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Historical Horizons launched 6 months ago, and we are excited and encouraged by the progress we've made here. Many of the posts are continuations of discussions happening in classrooms or over coffee. Starting this blog has been a learning experience for all of us and we are excited to continue developing this space. We would …

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