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History Department

Welcome to the History Department

Hanover Historical Review now available!

The latest Hanover Historical Review includes articles on the Spartan military, the French Revolution, the Pilgrimage of Grace in England (1536-1537), the Tudor Reformation, Elizabeth I, the Constitution, the Jewish community in twentieth-century Indianapolis, and the American civil rights movement.  Also included are first-person accounts about one day in 2020.

Written and edited by students, the Hanover Historical Review is dedicated to the promotion of excellence in undergraduate scholarship and writing.  A digital version is available.

Current students should consider submitting papers for next year's HHR. 

The photo on the right, of masked and socially distanced students in November 2020, complements first-person accounts from that month appearing in the HHR.

HC classroom, November 2020

Keep in touch!

The history department takes pride in our students' success. We're always glad for you to stop by our offices or email us.  We also share news from the department and interesting historical finds through Facebook.

Ongoing Projects

Founded in 1992, the Hanover Historical Review is a student-edited journal of student scholarship. The HHR Editorial Board welcomes submissions of essays, document transcriptions, and book reviews of a historical nature from any discipline.

A student-faculty-staff team is telling the stories of the first African-American graduates from Hanover College through Learning in Black and White.  We'd love for you to join us -- with research assistance or memories or documents.  Please contact historians@hanover.edu if you can help.

The Hanover Historical Texts Collection is the history department's pioneering project to put primary source documents online. In 1995, we were among the first to digitize historical documents for use in classrooms around the world.  We continue to add to the collection, and we are delighted that researchers, students, and other interested readers use it every day.