Stanford recently completed the first year of SIMILE: Science in the Making Integrated Learning Environment. This residential learning program focuses on approaching the study of science, technology and medicine by exploring their historical, cultural and social contexts.
BY KATHLEEN J. SULLIVAN
Earlier this summer, SHOT invited contestants to "pitch" their dissertation topic in an accessible and entertaining three minute video. Graduate students and recent graduates in all fields whose work engages with the history of technology were invited to submit.
The winning prize included an all expenses paid trip to an annual meeting of the winner's choice, along with a featured publication in SHOT'S Technology’s Stories.
Stanford History Professor Mikael Wolfe receives the Latin American Studies Association-Mexico Section Best Social Science Essay honorable mention for his essay "The Historical Dynamics of Mexico's Groundwater Crisis in La Laguna: Knowledge, Resources, and Profit, 1930s-1960s." To read the article click here.
PhD candidate Annelise Heinz tracks the intersection of race and gender in 20th-century American culture through a study of the game of mahjong.
BY ASHLEY WALTERS
The Humanities at Stanford
March may be women's history month, but April was the month for women's historians. Three Stanford historians, all associated with the Clayman Institute, received national recognition for their work on women and gender.
By: Op Ed The Stanford Daily - May 28, 2014
What do three engineering students, a history seminar class and spreading awareness about tenant rights in East Palo Alto have in common? Don’t worry—before this quarter I would not have known how to answer this question either.
Speaking at the Award-Winning Teachers on Teaching lecture series, history Professor James Campbell underscores the value of historical knowledge in a tech-centric world and draws attention to the academic possibilities that interdisciplinary study is creating at Stanford.
BY BARBARA WILCOX The Humanities at Stanford
On January 16, 2014, Robert Proctor was invited to the White House to celebrate the release of the 50th Anniversary Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health. Proctor, who served as a Senior Scientific Reviewer for the report, is cited over 30 times in the 1400-page volume, including his judgement that the cigarette is "a defective product, meaning not just dangerous but unreasonably dangerous, killing half its long term users. And addictive by design." http://www.surgeongeneral
Talks and Videos
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by Londa Schiebinger
Social Movements, Mobilization, and Contestation in the Middle East and North Africa (Second Edition)by Joel Beinin
by Paula Findlen
by Freedman, Estelle
by Yumi Moon