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History Department

History Department Faculty & Projects

Faculty Members

Jeffrey Brautigam


Daniel P. Murphy


J. Michael Raley


Larry P. Thornton


Matthew N. Vosmeier


Sarah McNair Vosmeier


Faculty and Student Organizations and Projects

The History Department invites all students--majors and non-majors alike--to participate in the following organizations and projects.

The history department has a long tradition of digitizing historical texts. Our Hanover Historical Texts Project (primary sources the department has made available online for college history classes) was one of the first of its kind. The Steamboat Adventure is a collection of primary sources on Nicholas and Lydia Roosevelt's pathbreaking 1811 trip down the Mississippi River, including material on the New Madrid earthquake and relations with Native Americans.  Learning in Black and White is a forthcoming collection of primary sources on African Americans at Hanover College.

Other projects in digitizing history include Today in Hanover History (an almanac of primary sources on college history) and Documents on the History of Hanover College (primary sources from Hanover's past that the department makes available to the public, focusing especially on material from the college archives).

The Hanover Historical Review promotes excellence in undergraduate scholarship and provides opportunities for students to publish their scholarship and/or serve on the editorial board.

The History Club and Phi Alpha Theta organize and contribute to a variety of activities of interest to history enthusiasts across campus.

Senior Theses

History majors do independent research and writing in their senior year. A sampling of recent theses is here.

Last Updated: Aug. 28, 2017.