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 Stansky receives Davison Award

Professor Peter Stansky received the Peter Davison Award from The Orwell Society, recognizing his outstanding contributions to the study of Orwell's life and work.

Congratulations Professor Stansky!

New Book from Professor Hecht

Professor Hecht's newest book, Residual Governance: How South Africa Foretells Planetary Futures, explores mine waste in South Africa & resistance to residual governance and environmental degradation