Welcome to the Stanford University Department of History

We offer innovative courses, cutting-edge research, and critical outreach to better understand the past in order to prepare for the future.

Remembering Professor Peter Duus

The Department of History and the Center for East Asian Studies invite you to celebrate Professor Duus' life. The memorial will feature remarks from Professor Duus' colleagues, students, and family.

Event Series Mailing Lists & Contacts

Connect with Department of History Faculty & Graduate Student Organizers on meeting information, readings, and more!

Expulsions in Medieval Europe

Professor Rowan Dorin's book, No Return: Jews, Christian Usurers, and the Spread of Mass Expulsion in Medieval Europe investigates the complex history of expulsions.

Why major in History?

History Alum Arjan Walia, '22, discusses history interests, advice, future plans and more!

Understanding the past, present, and future

Historians explore change over time by sifting through different forms of evidence, perspectives, and factors.

Undergraduate Program

Graduate Program





Department Bookshelf

Check out the newest publications from our faculty members.