History Department

Welcome to the History Department

Explore our Fall Course Offerings

  • The Modern West
  • Speaking of American History
  • World Civilizations to 1500
  • World Civilizations since 1500
  • American Immigration History
  • History of the American Midwest
  • American Military History
  • Studies in American Indian History
  • Tsarist Russia
  • Tudor & Stuart England
  • Britain in the 18th Century
  • Greek History
  • History of China
  • Countercultures
  • New American Nation
  • Nazi Germany
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El Castillo at ChichenItza
Recitation, 1895
Ohio landscape, 2017
Monet, Gare Saint-Lazare, 1877
Britain in the 18th Century
Ohio landscape, 2017

Molly Mersmann returns to deliver O'Brien Lecture

History alumna Molly Mersmann (HC2015) will deliver this year's Cornelius and Anna Cook O'Brien Lecture -- "'It was Yankee Freedom Now': The Tenuous Nature of African-Americans' Freedom in the Wake of the American Civil War," at 7:00 on March 16, in the Duggan Library. More details here

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.

HHR call for papers

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 In 1995, we were among the first to digitize historical documents for use in classrooms around the world.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.