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.

Professor Chang is elected to American Society of Arts & Sciences

Professor Gordon Chang is recognized for his scholarship on the role of race and ethnicity in the U.S. culture, society, and diplomacy.

Interview with Theresa Iker on her new course, "Taylor Swift and Millennial America"

The School of Humanities & Sciences has highlighted three Spring 2024 courses heavily featuring Taylor Swift, including Theresa Iker's ('23) new course, Taylor Swift and Millennial America.

Mejgan Massoumi, '21, wins 2023 WHA Dissertation Prize

Mejgan Massoumi ('21) won the 2023 WHA Dissertation Prize for her dissertation, The Sounds of Kabul: Radio and the Politics of Popular Culture in Modern Afghanistan, 1960-79.