History Professor Caroline Winterer named director of Stanford Humanities Center
Winterer, a scholar of the early Americas with a joint appointment in Classics, will lead the Stanford Humanities Center starting next fall.
By Corrie Goldman
The Humanities at Stanford
Vrije Universiteit Brussel awards History's Professor Londa Schiebinger an Honorary doctorate for being top in her field. This year Professor Schiebinger joins 5 women distinguished with the and honorary doctorate. For the complete article click here.
History's Professor Priya Satia spoke at the "Art for Partitions" fundraiser held on April 6th by University of California, Berkeley.
History's Professor Sean Hanretta gives his perspective on the crisis in "As the French intervention in Mali continues, Stanford experts who study the history and culture of West Africa examine the significance of Mali's racial and religious histories." a Stanford Report story by Kelsey Geiser. (Stanford Report, February 27, 2013)
"In his new memoir, Martin's Dream, Stanford historian Clayborne Carson recounts his personal journey from a young civil rights activist to preeminent Martin Luther King Jr. scholar.
History's Professor Ali Yaycioğlu taught a new Bing Overseas Seminar in Istanbul last fall. In an article in the Stanford Report (December 7, 2012) Benjamin Hein gives us a look at what the students experienced "Through an exploration of Istanbul's back alleys and shantytowns, Stanford students get up close and personal with a city caught between a glorious past and a global future...."
History Professor Nancy Kollmann's new book Crime and Punishment in Early Modern Russia is featured in the Stanford Report article (December 6, 2012) by Ian Patrick Beacock.
"Drawing on untapped criminal records, Stanford's Nancy Kollmann reveals that 17th-century Russia was not as autocratic as Vladimir Putin would have you believe. The death penalty, for example, was abolished in 1754 (except for treason), long before European states followed suit.
Ana Raquel Minian's thesis, Undocumented Lives, won the 2012 Henry Gabriel Prize from the American Studies Association for the best dissertation of the year in the field of American Studies.
The Pacific Coast Branch Award from the American Historical Association is given to the best first book in history. Professor Jun Uchida received this years award for Brokers of Empire: Japanese Settler Colonialism in Korea, 1876-1945 (Harvard University Asia Center; Harvard UP), November 2011.
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