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.

Welcoming Rachel Jean-Baptiste

Professor Rachel Jean-Baptiste has joined us in July 2023 as The Michelle Mercer and Bruce Golden Family Professorship in Feminist and Gender Studies.

Welcoming Anne Twitty

Professor Anne Twitty joined the history department in August 2023 as Associate Professor.

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.