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.
The Apes & Us: A Century of Thinking About Humans Among the Primates
A two-day conference with scholars from the United States, Asia, and Europe about the representations of primates in relation to humans.
Welcoming Silvia Sebstiani
Silvia Sebastiani (Ecoles des hautes études en sciences sociales) joins
the Department of History as a Kratter Visiting Professor
Visiting artist collaboration explores San Francisco’s Black churches
A fall quarter collaboration between Professor Cabrita &
Sabelo Mlangeni explores religion, identity, and community.
Anna Wang | Stanford Spokes Project
"Our goal was to build strong, lasting relationships in the communities we passed
through and empower students to explore their interest in learning."
Understanding the past, present, and future
Historians explore change over time by sifting through different forms of evidence, perspectives, and factors.
Check out the newest publications from our faculty members.