Tia Graham ’17, Megan Horack ’17,
Sydney Jones ’20, Kathryn MacDougall ’20, & Brennan Towery ’20
with Dr. Christine Myers
Everyone who has read the Harry Potter novels, written by J.K. Rowling, knows the story of events, from Harry’s point of view. But what would an historian of the Wizarding world learn if they were to study the documented sources available to them? Students working on this SOfIA project will piece together the history of Harry Potter using only primary and secondary source materials imbedded in the novels, and the marginalia written by Harry in his textbooks, to determine the documented history of events. This will then be analyzed for authenticity as we question historical methods and the potential pitfalls of using certain types of historic documents.
Our Completed History...
The Rise and Fall of Lord Voldemort
Information to Consider...
33 Things That Have Happened in the Harry Potter Universe
Since the Series Ended
Daily Prophet articles
The Making of Harry Potter
HPL: A History of Magic
Harry Potter And The Cursed Child
39 J. K. Rowling Post-Book Reveals About Harry Potter