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
Leadership Intensive will become Stanford's fifth September Studies program, joining Arts Intensive, Bing Honors College, Sophomore College and Leland Scholars.
BY KATHLEEN J. SULLIVAN
What Is the Future of the History PhD?
by Ann Hall
HNN, May 5 2014
Ann Hall is director of communications at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
Robert Darnton, Caroline Winterer, Robert Townsend
Photo credit: Laura Christoffels
Stanford Report, May 29, 2014Stanford historian sees new perspectives on Chinese border disputes in declassified Qing dynasty maps
Through a study of late 19th-century Chinese maps, doctoral student Eric Vanden Bussche has discovered border development origins that offer a new historical perspective on China's territorial disputes today.
BY RACHEL SMITH The Humanities at Stanford
The academy is one of the country's oldest and most prestigious honorary learned societies, and a leading center for independent policy research.
Eleven Stanford professors recently have been elected as members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
History Professor Mikael Wolfe discusses Mexico's groundwater depletion and its relationship to migration in the article "Mexican state of Guanajuato suffering poor water quality, erosion issues" by Molly Peterson (Take Two, December 19th, 2013).
Talks and Videos
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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